2019 Educational Study Tour: Peru
2018 Educational Study Tour: Republic of Palau, Micronesia
For sixteen days in September, students learned about food systems, natural resource management, and sustainability on the beautiful island nation of Palau. See pictures and videos from the trip and read about their activities on their blog.
2017 Educational Study Tour: Costa Rica
The course will expose OSU students to important issues facing global agriculture in Costa Rica. Download the flyer now >
2016 Educational Study Tour of France
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Educational Study Tour 2014: AgriTrekking Italy
A walking tour of Italy was planned for September, coordinated by Dr. Molly Megraw from Botany and Plant Pathology.
The 2014 Exploring World Agriculture Educational Tour in September will brought OSU students to Italy,in the regions of Abruzzo and Umbria, departing from and returning to Rome. The two-week tour led by Dr. Molly Megraw (Botany and Plant Pathology) included the following visits.
Raising of local vegetables and herbs unique to the Apennine Mountain region
Milking, feeding, and shearing of sheep
Cheese making of local sheep and goat cheese such as ricotta
Making of fresh pasta
Production of olive oil
Production of fruits from Abruzzo, and fruit products such as marmalade
Tending of vineyards
Energy self-sufficiency and waste re-use on a solar energy based farm
Production and tasting of products from Umbria: truffles, melon, sausage
Visit to historic castles and monasteries built in medieval times
Students may opt to stay on their own beyond the tour dates for historic sites in Rome
"The experience was unforgettable and I hope to visit Italy again sometime within the next couple of years. It was more than I expected and gave me the opportunity to meet lots of great people and make a new group of friends."
Educational Study Tour 2012: Tour of Italy
Dr. Alan Bakalinsky and Dr. Giovanna Rosenlicht co-led an 18-day study tour of Italy for a group of 17 undergraduates from the College of Agricultural Sciences including majors in Animal Science, Agricultural Sciences, Ag & Business Management, Food Science, Botany, Recreation Resource Management, University Exploratory Studies, and Bioresource Research. The tour focused on sites of agricultural, historic and cultural importance in Veneto (northern Italy including Conegliano, Venice, Caorle), the island of Sardenia, and Rome. Agriculture-related visits included wineries, breweries, farms, dairies, processing facilities for cork, kiwi, mussels, coffee, prosciutto, bottarga (fish roe), vineyards for propagating plant material, a grappa distillery, and the FAO headquarters (UN Food and Agriculture Organization). Students also visited unforgettable sites in Rome: Colosseum, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Vatican, Trastevere, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and got a taste of delicious Italian cuisine while relaxing together with their Italian hosts over lengthy meals.
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