Global Seminar May Session 2020: Discover the relationship between food production and food insecurity in the diverse landscape of Colombia.
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students, Non UofM Students|
|Student Year||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
One of today's greatest challenges is developing sustainable food production systems. During this course, learn about the innovative practices used by farmers, universities and community members to build sustainable agriculture systems in Colombia.
The Valle de Cauca region in Colombia is a hub of tropical food production, including hundreds of tropical fruits, sugar cane, coffee, and cacao (chocolate). You will explore food production in Colombia from farm to table through visits to organic coffee farms, vegetable and sugar cane farms, and a world-renowned agricultural research center, as well as by participating in student exchanges with the agroecology program at Colombia's top public university, Universidad Nacional.
For a more detailed overview of this course, see the Academics tab.
Live in shared housing with other program participants. Welcome and farewell meals are included in the program fee. You can take additional meals in the housing or at local eateries.
Excursions take place in Cali, Colombia, and surrounding areas. They may include farms, an agricultural research center working to alleviate global food insecurity, and student exchanges with Universidad Nacional. Learn about Latin American culture through the lens of dance and art in Cali, the salsa dance capital of the world.
It might be possible to deviate your return flight. Inquire with your program contact if interested.
This Global Seminar is led by Julie Grossman, Department of Horticultural Science, in the College of Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resource Sciences.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Level||3000 level coursework|
One 3-credit course
A pre-departure orientation will provide you with introductory information on Colombia and the topics we will discuss during the course. Participate in all excursions and maintain a reflective journal. Work on a team to to address a food production or access challenge.
Coursework includes participation, two papers using the DEAL model to assess learning resulting from community-engaged experiences, and a team project addressing a food production challenge with output as either a paper or digital story.
Receive credit for: HORT 3480
|Term||Program Dates||Priority Application Deadline*||Final Application Deadline|
|May 16 – Jun 7, 2020||February 1, 2020||March 1, 2020|
If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials on the following business day.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
May 2020 Cost of Participation Forthcoming
Program fees can vary widely due to location, cost of living, airfare, and program inclusions. The program fee generally includes tuition, group flight airfare, airport transfers, in-country program related transportation, housing, some meals, entrances to course-related excursions and site visits, program administration, and international health insurance. Generally, the program fees range from $5,500–$7,500. You must also budget for passport and passport photos, some meals, textbooks, independent travel, and miscellaneous living expenses.
Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.
To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||May Session 2020|
|Program Name||Global Seminar: Sustainable Agriculture & Social Change in Colombia|
|Track Name||Sustainable Agriculture & Social Change in Colombia|
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toAshley Metz or call at 612.626.6380.