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Student and Alumni Profiles

Kirsten Allen

International Agriculture Certificate

Host Country: Italy

Degree: B.S. Pharm. Sciences, Minor Plant Biology

“Experience life and travel while you still have the time to do so. You won’t regret it. It's important..."

Erin Burnett

International Agriculture Certificate

Host Countries: Costa Rica, South Africa

Degree: B.S.A. Agricultural Communication

"Travel will change the way you see the world, and it will make you very thankful for what you have."

Janice Giddens

International Agriculture Certificate

Host Countries:  Rwanda, Ecuador

Degree:  B.S.F.C.S.  Dietetics and Consumer Foods

“It’s been a lot of fun to use both my agriculture and health background to design a project that is focused on incorporating both of these areas”

Aiden Holley

International Agriculture Certificate

Host Country: Armenia

Degree: A.B. International Affairs

"I left Meghri knowing that positive development is under way and its rich traditions remain."

Brad Hounkpati

Borlaug Leap

Countries: Belgium, Benin, Germany, Ghana, Senegal

Degree: Ph.D. Entomology

"My knowledge of ladybug biology and taxonomy increased as a result of my research in the field."

 

Leslie Marbury

International Agriculture Certificate

Host Countries: Ghana, Morocco

Degree: B.S.E.S., 1998; M.S., 2004

“I grew up on a farm in Leesburg, Georgia, and went to UGA where I majored in environmental and agricultural economics. I knew I wanted to work in agriculture, and I wanted to know what an international career might look like.”

 

Braden Moore

International Agriculture Certificate

Host Countries: Italy, Greece

Degree: A.B. French

“Going overseas really opened my eyes to how big the world, it is much more diverse and accessible.”

Carleen Porter

International Agriculture Certificate

Host Country: Italy

Degrees: B.S.A. Animal Science

"I'm so grateful to have been able to have this amazing experience that comes once in a lifetime!"

Chris Reynolds

International Agriculture Certificate

Host Country: Morocco

Degree: B.S.A. Agribusiness

"If you’re going to be in agriculture, food science or, especially, agribusiness, I absolutely recommend studying abroad."

Joanna Smith

International Agriculture Certificate

Host Country: Ecuador

Degrees: A.B. International Affairs, A.B. Spanish

"The best way to know what you are really interested in is to experience it and decide whether to cross it off the list or keep going in that direction."

Faustine Sonon

International Agriculture Certificate

Host Country: Thailand

Degree: B.S.A. Food Science

"One of my favorite things was meeting people from all over the world, especially people from Europe."

Charice Stroud

Study Abroad Student

Study Abroad: Uruguay, Costa Rica and Scotland

Majors: Agribusiness, Food Industry Marketing and Admin.

"My international experiences helped me communicate with people from different places. I know that people are what comes first; you have to build a relationship before you do anything else."

Alexandria Talley

International Agriculture Certificate

Host Country: Thailand

Degree: B.S.A. Avian Biology

“I definitely recommend the certificate program.  This experience solidified my idea that I want to work in wildlife and conservation settings.”

 

Emily Urban

International Agriculture Certificate

Host Country: Mozambique

Degree:  M.S. Agricultural and Environmental Education

“We asked a lot of questions about how women spend their time, and who is making household and production decisions. Essentially, we are trying to understand gender dynamics.”