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.



Please note: if you wish to be considered for the CAES International Travel Scholarship, you must apply for this scholarship by Nov. 1. Please apply by this deadline regardless of whether you have received your acceptance for the Uruguay study abroad program.

International Travel Scholarship

International travel scholarships are available to support CAES student travel to study abroad programs and international internship programs. Students may apply in one of two application cycles, according to their departure date. Students departing on an international program during the current fall semester or spring semester of the following year should apply between August 1 - November 1. Students departing during the Maymester or summer semester should apply between December 1 - March 1. Applications received by the deadline date will be given full consideration. This scholarship is supported in part by the Deans' Promise Fund.

Additional Scholarships for International Travel

Quick Facts

Dates: Spring Break 2023

Estimated Program Fee: $1,500 + Tuition and Fees + Airfare

Course(s): AAEC/ADSC 3911

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Program contact

Alexander Stelzleni Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Animal & Dairy Science