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Learning Abroad in Animal Science

“Based on my personal experience, I can say that learning a new language and about other countries and cultures broadens your horizon, enriches your life with a global perspective, and opens doors to your future in ways you cannot yet imagine.”
—F. Abel Ponce de Leon, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences

Study Abroad Process

This is the basic process you'll complete in order to study abroad. The order in which you do things is somewhat flexible.

Academic Planning

Review the following suggestions from the Animal Science before beginning your study abroad research.

How do I select a study abroad program?

How will the study abroad program fulfill my requirements?

Planning for study abroad

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior year

Minor in International Agriculture

What do I do after I have selected a program?

Programs

Africa and the Middle East

Kenya

Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID)

  • This “mini-Peace Corps” program offers credit through coursework, research, field placements, and internships
  • Work along-side host nationals on development projects
  • Internships are individualized; example includes animal care for conservation/rehabilitation through the Kenya Wildlife Service

Senegal

Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID)

  • This “mini-Peace Corps” program offers credit through coursework, research, field placements, and internships
  • Work along-side host nationals on development projects
  • Internships are individualized

Explore these and many more opportunities using the Learning Abroad Center program search.

Americas

Costa Rica

Universidad Nacional Autonoma (available through IFSA-Butler Costa Rica)

  • The Universidad Nacional Autonoma is located in the beautiful city of Heredia just outside of the capital city, San Jose
  • Take advanced Spanish and additional regular university courses in areas such as Swine Production, Beef Production, Animal Nutrition and Animal Health

Ecuador

Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID)

  • This “mini-Peace Corps” program offers credit through coursework, research, field placements, and internships
  • Work along-side host nationals on development projects
  • Internships are individualized; example includes assisting with sustainable agriculture projects in Ecuador

Explore these and many more opportunities using the Learning Abroad Center program search.

Asia and Oceania

Australia

University Study in Australia: University of Melbourne

  • The University of Melbourne is one of Australia’s leading universities
  • Its Institute for Food Resources offers extensive courses, including Animal Breeding, Equine Management Systems and Comparative Nutrition

University Study in Australia: University of Sydney 

  • The University of Sydney is Australia’s oldest and one of its most prestigious universities
  • The University of Sydney’s undergraduate program in Animal Science is particularly strong in beef and dairy production
  • Courses in Cattle Science and Production, Animal Biotechnology and Animal Genetics

University of Queensland, Brisbane (available through Arcadia Australia or IFSA-Butler Australia)

  • The University of Queensland’s tropical location provides a unique opportunity to study animal science
  • Choose from a wide variety of courses, including Grazing Animal Management, Veterinary Nutrition and Food Animal Reproduction

New Zealand

Massey University (available through IFSA Butler New Zealand)

  • Massey University offers opportunities in Equine Science and Animal Science with an emphasis on production
  • Choose from a wide variety of courses, including Equine Nutrition, Equine Production, Sheep Production, and Beef Cattle Production 

Explore these and many more opportunities using the Learning Abroad Center program search.

Europe

Ireland

University College Dublin (available through Arcadia Ireland)

  • Study in Ireland’s lively capital city of Dublin
  • University College Dublin is Ireland’s largest and most comprehensive university
  • Possible areas of study include Animal Husbandry, Animal Breeding and Fundamentals of Biotechnology 

University Study in Ireland: University of Limerick

  • Study in western Ireland on the banks of the Shannon River
  • The university has an undergraduate program in Equine Science that may be of particular interest
  • Take courses in Equine Physiology, Equine Health and Disease and Equine Performance

United Kingdom

University of Nottingham (available through Arcadia United Kingdom)

  • The University of Nottingham has top research and teaching quality ratings in agriculture 
  • A wide variety of courses is available, including cattle production, animal nutrition, biotechnology, and more

Additional Options to Consider

Many other options are available through CFANS

Non-Credit Opportunities

  • Non-credit  opportunities can be a great option for students who do not need academic credit but want to gain skills and experience abroad related to their field of study.

 

Student Experiences

Karen L. Studies in Australia
Karen spent a semester gaining credit for her animal science major, and liberal education requirements. She loved traveling the continent and meeting new people.

Visit the Learning Abroad Center's Student Experiences web page for details on other students' experiences studying abroad.