Summer 2023 Education Abroad: Kenya and Vietnam
Agriculture, sustainability, economics, and management are combined and set in the context of Kenya. You will learn business skills that will also be applicable to your personal life. You will experience short lectures interspersed with group and individual work time. You will participate in a team project to develop a business plan for a Kenya agriculture enterprise. You will travel on field trips to see bananas, papaya, mangos, vegetables, goats, poultry, and cattle produced on Kenya farms. And of course you will see giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and other animals in the wild. There will be extracurricular, cultural, and tourist activities. This Africa immersion experience will suck you in mentally, emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually. Toto’s “Africa” lyrics will occupy your mind - “It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you.”
Would you like to experience how climate change is impacting communities in a rapidly-growing developing country and learn about measures which are being taken to adapt to or otherwise cope with the emerging risks? Over recent decades, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region has emerged as one of the world’s most productive agricultural areas, resulting in high levels of trade and major progress in poverty reduction. Yet, this region’s people, economy, and infrastructure are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. You will see what this means on the ground and learn about what people are doing to anticipate and respond to these changes. This course will help students meet their academic course requirements plus satisfy a need for adventure.