Master of Arts in Psychology
Studying food production abroad gives agriculture students the chance to focus on both new AND ancient farming techniques, coming away with a more complete view of agriculture’s (at times) alarmingly huge impact on societies across the globe. Students can learn from tried and true family farmers and practitioners who know the land well (think: seven generations well) and have a lot to give in the way of knowledge and experience. Understanding how farmers interact with land thousands of miles away can expand the way students approach the subject of agriculture at home.
Most agriculture study abroad programs emphasize hands-on experiences, with field research training and opportunities to work with locals who can introduce you to their traditional farming practices, conservation efforts, and land-production goals and tactics. On the more forward-thinking side of things, some agriculture study abroad programs offer the chance to work at state of the art research facilities, where companies and scientists work on creating and applying new systems and technologies. No matter if you focus on the past, present, or future, studying agriculture abroad will give you a new perspective on food production, including exposure to the challenges facing agriculturalists in other countries.