Category Archives: Study Abroad

Faculty represent Texas A&M and Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension in Kenya and Ethiopia

Eight faculty members representing Texas A&M University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension recently traveled to Kenya and Ethiopia to develop relationships with scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Participants included Animal Science faculty members Dr. Thomas Hairgrove, associate professor and Extension specialist; Dr. Andy Herring, professor of beef cattle production; Dr. Cliff Lamb, professor and head;  Dr. Reid Redden, associate professor and Extension sheep and goat specialist; Dr. David Riley, professor of animal breeding and genetics; and Dr. Luis Tedeschi, professor of animal nutrition; Dr…. Read More →

Students explore agriculture in New Zealand

Thirty-one students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences had the experience of a lifetime this summer as they explored the many aspects of agriculture and areas of New Zealand as part of a study abroad program July 27-Aug. 9, 2017. The New Zealand Agriculture and Animal Production study abroad program, led by Department of Animal Science faculty member, Dr. Shawn Ramsey, professor, offered students a complete educational experience including tours of notable cities and landmarks, the scenic countryside and coastlines, a taste of local cuisine, visits… Read More →

International students visit ANSC

COLLEGE STATION – Since 2011, students from Universidad Autónoma Chapingo (UAC), have been visiting the Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science.  UAC is an agricultural college located in Texcoco, Mexico State in Mexico. Dr. Baldomero Alarcon-Zuniga is a professor of animal science and the leader of their study abroad tour. Each year Dr. Alarcon brings approximately 60 junior animal science majors for the study tour in Texas with the purpose of the trip being to educate the students through experiential learning opportunities regarding application of livestock production,… Read More →

A semester in South Africa

COLLEGE STATION – In the fall of 2016, two animal science students participated in an internship opportunity unlike any other. Leah Fancher, of Katy, Texas, and Sydney Herring, of Franklin, Texas, both seniors, participated in a semester long internship throughout South Africa, with the primary focus being on veterinary science, a field both girls want to pursue. The first part of their trip was spent on the Onderstepoort veterinary campus, which is part of Pretoria University. During the first two weeks they attended lectures on pathology, infectious diseases,… Read More →

2016 ANSC Study Abroad: Australia

Writer: Tana Luna This summer, 39 Aggies in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences went down under during the Agriculture and Animal Production study abroad to explore agricultural practices in Australia. The trip took place from July 28 – Aug. 12 and was led by Dr. Shawn Ramsey and graduate student, Kayley Wall. This study abroad program allowed students to explore the regions’ livestock industry including beef, dairy, horse, and grain/crop production systems. The program offered a wide range of experiences from meeting with leading producers, in-depth touring… Read More →

Students explore agriculture in Argentina, Uruguay

Writer: Olivia Norton Thirty-four students in the College of Agriculture and life Sciences had the experience of a lifetime this summer when they explored the many aspects of agriculture in parts of Argentina and Uruguay as part of a study abroad program July 28-Aug. 4. The Argentina and Uruguay Agriculture and Animal Production study abroad program, led by Department of Animal Science faculty Dr. Shawn Ramsey, professor, and Dr. Leslie Frenzel, instructional assistant professor and undergraduate academic advisor, offered students a complete educational experience including tours of notable… Read More →

England, Ireland Study Abroad

The England and Ireland Agriculture and Animal Production study abroad program offered a group of 28 animal science students a complete educational experience including tours of notable cities and landmarks, the scenic countryside and coastlines, a taste of local cuisine, visits with leaders from agricultural associations and in-depth tours to numerous farms and agricultural centers. The main focus of the study abroad program explored many aspects of the regions’ livestock industry including sheep, beef, dairy, horse and grain production systems. The student group included Elizabeth Barrier, Kylie Bennett,… Read More →

Early’s desire to learn leads to international experience

By Olivia Norton ’16 For Nessie Early, pursuing new and enriching experiences is nothing out of the ordinary; however, an opportunity to travel to Rome, Italy, has proven to be one of her most rewarding journeys as a student at Texas A&M. Early received a bachelor’s in animal science in May 2013 but wanted to learn more, a desire that led her to an internship with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations this past fall. A highly prestigious internship, Early was up for the task… Read More →

Student Blog: Two Weeks in New Zealand Studying Agriculture and Animal Production

On August 7, 27 Texas A&M students set out on a journey of a lifetime to study agriculture and animal production in New Zealand. With a 2-week itinerary planned from morning to evening, the study abroad program provided students with a general understanding and evaluation of aspects of the livestock industry, role of international agriculture and its demands, and new technologies in New Zealand. Through Farm-to-Farm Tours, students gained knowledge of sheep, dairy, beef and deer production systems with focus on grazing management, efficient large-scale dairy production operations… Read More →