Why should you study abroad?
Whether you are interested in becoming a veterinarian, production specialist, animal trainer, or researcher, you will interact with international clients, vendors, colleagues, and technology. Studying abroad will help prepare you. Thirty-five percent of our animal science majors will graduate with at least one study abroad experience, adding to their marketability in a competitive market.
If that doesn’t motivate you, perhaps these reasons will:
- Earn academic credit. Any study abroad program will help you meet graduation requirements if you plan ahead.
- Receive financial assistance from the College through the study abroad scholarship funds.
- Build your knowledge about animals and how different cultures care for, and use, them.
- Learn about at least one other country so that you better understand the role of the U.S. in the global animal industry.
- Learn about people and their different perspectives; it will make you a better problem solver and team member.
- Demonstrate that you are willing to invest in yourself, that you value other cultures, and that you are academically curious; you will find professional rewards.
The following study abroad programs are led by Department of Animal Sciences faculty and instructors. Not all locations are offered on a regular basis, unless otherwise noted, and new locations may be added as interest and opportunities arise. Feel free to contact us at the address below for more information. Scroll to the end of this page for College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and other study abroad experiences.
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AUSTRALIA – ANIMAL WELFARE AND EXPORT ECONOMY [link]
Next trip spring 2014
Informational session will be April 10, 2013, 4:30 p.m., 212 Animal Science Building.
Click here for the program flyer (opens in new window)
NEW ZEALAND – HUMAN AND ANIMAL INTERACTIONS
Offered December 2013
Info sessions: April 10, 2013, 12:00-1:00 pm or 3:00-4:00 pm. Rm 212 Animal Science building
Applications due to April 15
IRELAND – HUMAN AND ANIMAL INTERACTIONS [link]
Offered December 2012 (on a 3-year rotation)
EQUINE STUDIES PROGRAM [link]
Offered during spring break 2013 (France and Germany)
NETHERLANDS – DAIRY
Generally offered every 3 years in June
DEPARTMENT STUDY ABROAD CONTACT:
110E Animal Science Building
2029 Fyffe Road
Columbus, OH 43210
College Study Abroad Programs [click here]
The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences offers over 20 study abroad options to students, and an additional 80 programs are offered at the University level. Ohio State also partners with organizations that will allow you to enroll directly into other universities around the world. Approximately 25% of the students in our college will graduate with at least one study abroad experience. Will you?
CFAES Study Abroad Coordinator
Agricultural Administration Bldg., Rm. 100
2120 Fyffe Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210
“I studied abroad to Ireland last winter with the Human and Animal Interactions Program. We compared how people housed, interacted, and viewed animals in Ireland to here in Ohio. The similarities and differences were definitely eye-opening, but I think the culture in Ireland made the biggest impact on me. It taught me to slow down, enjoy the present, and focus on what is really important in life.” Kasey Godden, Senior
“I had the privilege of traveling to Ireland during winter break of my sophomore year. I got to experience the difference between Ireland’s and the United States human/animal interactions. Before the trip to Ireland we visited the Columbus Zoo, The Wilds, and a sheep farm. We visited many of the same places in Ireland to see the differences in interactions. It was a wonderful experience and it opened my eyes to what is happening around the world.” Alison Park, Senior
“I studied abroad in Ireland and New Zealand. On those trips I had the opportunity to experience how other countries viewed and used animals. These experiences opened my eyes to other cultures views and agricultural systems.” Leann Johnson, Graduated 2010
“I had the pleasure of spending a winter quarter in Brazil with Alpha Zeta Partners. I. LOVED. IT. It changed my life in many ways. Seeing how things are done in a different country, I am now able to apply that to my knowledge of the way we do things in the USA. It’s a definite paradigm shift. I grew as an individual is so many ways… you really learn a lot about yourself when you travel abroad.” Hanna Lemie, Senior
“I have studied abroad three times as an undergraduate; I did two short term trips to Ireland and Costa Rica and one six week trip to Brazil. Each trip changed my life on a personal and professional level. In Brazil, especially, I was able to connect with people just like me from across the globe.” Annie Eilenfeld, Graduated 2010