Uruguay: International Agribusiness in Diversified Livestock and Grain Production

Spend your spring break studying international agribusiness and environmental management while discovering agricultural practices in Montevideo, Punta del Este, Trienta y Tres and other surrounding cities.

About this Program

During this 9-day adventure, students are hosted by industry experts at the National Institute of Agricultural Research in Uruguay as they study livestock and grain production systems. Students will explore various production facilities throughout the country, including:

  • Pasture-based dairies
  • Grain-finished beef operations
  • Grass-fed/organic beef and lamb operations
  • Grain and oilseed farms
  • Local farmers markets
  • Beef packing plant

By the end of this spring break trip, students will have a unique and distinct understanding of sustainable agriculture, how economic and political policies impact international trade and prices, and how agribusinesses in other countries get their USDA certification. They will also learn the differences in diversified livestock production between Uruguay and the U.S.

CAES Experiential Learning Scholarship

The CAES Experiential Learning scholarship is available to CAES undergraduate students pursuing experiential learning activities. Eligible experiential learning activities include study abroad programs, internships, fellowships, service-learning projects, professional development, leadership-building programs and entrepreneurship. Students participating in both credit and non-credit experiential learning activities may apply. This scholarship is supported in part by the Deans' Promise Fund. Applications are open to all who intend to participate in Experiential Learning in Fall 2023, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024. CAES students may apply BEFORE a program runs and BEFORE they are accepted. However, scholarship money will not be awarded until the student is officially accepted and committed to the program, and in the respective semester. The first wave of applications will be due October 1, 2023. **Please note: this application is not intended for students applying to the following programs: Congressional Ag Fellows, Georgia Legislative Internship, Georgia Agribusiness Council Internship or the Winegrowers of Georgia Internship. Separate online applications are available for those programs.

Additional Scholarships for International Travel

Quick Facts

Dates: Spring Break 2024

Estimated Program Fee: $1,700 + Tuition and Fees + Airfare

Course(s): AAEC/ADSC 3911 (3 Credits)

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Program contact

Alexander Stelzleni
Alexander Stelzleni Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Animal & Dairy Science