Global Gazette - Spring 2016
Q&A with International Agriculture Certificate Student: Chris Reynolds
Student Chris Reynolds visits the Sahara Desert during his internship in Morocco.
Chris Reynolds, a fourth year agribusiness major studying at the UGA Griffin campus, spent 10 weeks at the Ecole Nationale d’Agriculture de Meknès (l’ENA) in Meknès, Morocco, during summer 2015 fulfilling the internship requirement for the International Agriculture Certificate.
Q: Would you recommend internships in other countries to current students?
A: If you're going to be in agriculture, food science or, especially, agribusiness, I absolutely recommend studying abroad... Read the full interview.
Costa Rica Study Abroad Provides Insight Into Climate Change
UGA students visited Volcano Arenal, an active volcano north of San Jose.
Price and practicality were two of the reasons Lindsey Coleman chose the avian biology study abroad program in Costa Rica. However, her third reason: “Visiting a diverse country was of the upmost importance to me,” proved the most important. "Costa Rica fulfilled every hope of mine and more,” she says. "I couldn't have imagined a more diverse and breathtaking place.”
The difference between hearing about it versus actually witnessing it is indescribable,” says the senior biological science major from Canton. “Seeing what is actually going on first-hand made me more passionate about this issue." Read more.
Study Abroad Student Spotlight: Charice Stroud
Charice, a double major who has already studied abroad twice, will embark on her third CAES study abroad program this spring.
Q: Your first study abroad participation was a trip to Uruguay over spring break of your sophomore year. How did you settle on this opportunity?
A: When I came to UGA my freshman year, I began to consider who I was going to be here. I got involved in several clubs and activities and through word of mouth I met Carolina Robinson, who was the CAES Study Abroad coordinator. She talked to me about the program and emphasized that scholarships were available to help with the expenses.
Read more about her experiences and where she is headed next.
Thousands Available in International Travel Scholarships
Applications have just opened for international travel scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. Application deadlines for the Kanemasu Global Engagement Award, CAES Global Citizen Award, Global Programs Graduate International Travel Award, and the William A. Corbett Purpose and Passion Scholarship are March 4. Recipients will be announced at the annual CAES International Agriculture Day reception in April.
Learn more about scholarship opportunities.
International Student Exchange Program Information Session
YOU can afford a semester abroad! CAES has FREE MONEY available for you to study at one of our international partner universities for one semester. Attend the Exchange Program Info Session on Monday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in 310 Conner Hall.
The Global Gazette is a biannual study abroad newsletter aimed at keeping CAES students, faculty and friends informed of international education opportunities.