Tag Archives: Study Abroad

International Collaboration in the Desert: A new Aggie Tradition

 By: A-Micah Mills and Tobin Redwine Texas A&M University is fond of tradition. The old saying goes: if it is done once, it is an accident; twice, a tradition. Henceforth, a new A&M tradition was started this summer – a tradition of traveling 8,000 miles around the world into a sea of sand at the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre. From this tradition, an international collaboration was born. The partnership between the ALEC department and the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre will be on display when Mary Seely,… Read More →

ALED senior learns about world, self during reciprocal exchange program

By: Mollie Lastovica When senior agricultural leadership and development student Bobbi Frieda opted out of a fall semester in College Station, she had no idea how much she would learn about herself and the world. Frieda is currently part of the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Non EU Exchange, studying at University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. “Studying abroad helps you grow in every area,” Frieda said. “It allows you to see things that you never knew existed and helps you see beyond the borders… Read More →

Namibia Public Showcase

  Come learn about the adventures of our ALEC study abroad to Namibia. Students will be showcasing their photography projects from the experience on Friday, September 6th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in AGLS 200.

ALEC Study Abroad in Namibia

Follow the 2013 ALEC Study Abroad to Namibia! Check out the blog: https://alec.tamu.edu/ALECHome/InternationalPrograms/StudyAbroad/NamibiaInfo.aspx See what they see: #TAMUSafari on Instagram Share the experience: https://www.facebook.com/groups/279954072096898/

USAL Student Encourages Her Peers to Study Abroad

By: Mollie Lastovica The push for international experiences across college campuses is higher than ever before. Subsequently, students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ALEC Department are encouraged by administrators, faculty and even their peers to study abroad. The COALS Study Abroad Information Session will be held Jan. 29 in AGLS 129. Students interested in or curious about studying abroad are encouraged to stop by the informational between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. to learn about the 25 plus study abroad programs offered through the college,… Read More →

¡Pura Vida! ALEC students and faculty study abroad in Costa Rica over the winter break

  By: Caitlin Powers Pura Vida, Spanish for pure life, is what ALEC students and faculty experienced while on a two week study abroad trip to Costa Rica over the winter break. A total of 24 aggies traveled to Texas A&M’s Soltis Center for Research and Education in San Isidro, Costa Rica where they experienced the culture, agritourism and ecotourism. Assistant Professor Robert Strong, Ph.D., and Associate Professor Julie Harlin, Ph.D., along with graduate teaching assistant Samantha Alvis, led the group of 12 undergraduate and nine graduate students…. Read More →

‘Threads for Thought’ Drives Globally-Aware ALEC Students

By: Caroline Black In an effort to continue a summer study abroad experience, Annalee Antoon began Threads for Thought, a class project that sells hand-woven textiles from Guatemala. Antoon, senior university studies-leadership major from Beaumont, Texas, enrolled this fall in the ALEC 489 course, Global Justice Issues in Agriculture. “This course requires students to evaluate a current global justice issue in agriculture,” Antoon said. “Once an issue is identified, students pair up and complete a service project to help the issue of their choice.” Upon returning from Chajul,… Read More →

Pizza and Places: ALEC Study Abroad

Pizza and Places Informational Oct. 29 An informational session for students interested in international experiences offered within the department will be held October 29 at 6:00 p.m. in AGLS 129. “Pizza and Places” will give students the chance to learn more about departmental study abroad programs including those to Costa Rica, Brazil, Guatemala, Greece, Honduras and Namibia.