ANSC 40000 Animal Sciences Study Abroad
Romania: Animals and Hunger Food Security Service Learning
May 18 to June 11, 2015 in Timisoara, Hateg, and Paclisa, Romania.
Students who complete this program earn 3 credits.
This course is in cooperation with Heifer International and the Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary Medicine University of Banat, Timisoara, Romania. Students will work in bi-national teams across agricultural and community disciplines working to contribute to sustainable community projects through application of agricultural ecology, animal well-being focused management, and economic agribusiness projects. Weekends will be spent visiting historic and cultural sites.
Contact Dr. Paul Ebner or Dr. Mark Russell in Animal Sciences if you have additional questions.
The Netherlands and Belgium - The Low Countries
May 21 to June 6, 2015
The low countries (in the coastal areas of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany) include land that is up to 20 feet below sea level (1/2 of the Netherlands) to land that is over 1,000 feet above sea level. Students will travel from Amsterdam to Ghent, to Maastricht (cities that are 700 - 2000 years old) and back to the North Sea coast in the north of Holland/Friesland, most of it with millennia old farming history. Students will learn about how changes in geography, politics and culture have influenced the people and agriculture of the region. Students will also see how, in turn, choices across the food chain have influenced the geography, politics and culture of these regions. These changes and choices are illustrated by visiting small organic farms to large intensive farms, conventional and new food distribution systems as well as universities, research systems and historic landmarks. Emphasis will be on students integrating geography, culture and agriculture with discussions on choices for the future.
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Contact Dr. John Patterson or Sherry Fulk-Bringman if you have additional questions.
Callout December 2 from 5:45-7:00 pm in Lilly 3-113
College of Agriculture - Study Abroad
Purdue University - Study Abroad
"Animals & Food Security Service Learning in Haiti"
The class that went to Haiti over Winter Break 2011-2012 has been hard at work raising funds and promoting their experiences. They gave a seminar on March 1 on lessons learned in Haiti, which was recorded (thanks to Dr. Radcliffe). They editied and created a video, which was submitted to the first-ever video competition sponsored by the American Society of Animal Science. View the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7tlWtWnqSU. The votes are in - the Haiti video placed 3rd in the competition and was recognized at the Joint Annual Meeting in July 2012! The three award-winning videos can be viewed on the ASAS YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/videosforASAS/videos.