Study Abroad


ANSC 40000 Animal Sciences Study Abroad

Winter Break 2013-2014

Animal & Food Security Service Learning in Haiti - a 2013-2014 Winter Break study abroad program
For information, contact Dr. Tamilee Nennich or Dr. Mark Russell

Maymester 2014

Romania: Animals and Hunger Food Security Service Learning 

Apply now for this Maymester class. Join us for a four-week service learning course in beautiful Transylvania, working directly with Romanian livestock producers. This is an opportunity to learn by doing, while immersed in another culture. You will work with undergraduates from Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in bi-national teams to solve real-world problems faced by Romanian livestock producers. It's hands-on and you will get dirty, but you will have a great time in a wonderful country, and you WILL make a difference.

This is a three-credit Maymester class which will be in the summer 2014 semester, but it requires a pre-requisite of ANSC 49500, Prep for Romania seminar, one credit in the spring semester, so the total is four credits. This class can contribute to your Leadership Development Certificate and also counts as a Capstone course for the Purdue Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

There are two callouts for more information: 5:30 on Monday, September 9 and 6:30 on Tuesday, September 24, both in Lilly 3-113.

There is a need to apply as soon as possible, definitely by the end of September, as we will be taking the first 18 students who apply and are accepted. If you are interested in applying, go to the International Programs in Agriculture website and explore information. Go to Programs, Maymester, and click on the gold colored title of the couse "Romania: Animals and Hunger Food Security Service Learning" title. This will take you to a page of information, where you can "click here to enroll in this program". Enter your career account login information and complete the short application form. You can stop in AGAD 26 and visit with Kara Hartman or Linda Vallade about the process.

Feed free to contact Dr. Paul Ebner or Dr. Mark Russell in Animal Sciences if you have additional questions.

Summer 2013

The Horse Industry in Denmark and Sweden

Callout: September 10 at 4:30 pm in AGAD 128

Contact Dr. Colleen Brady for information


College of Agriculture - Study Abroad

Purdue University - Study Abroad



Haiti Photo

"Animals & Food Security Service Learning in Haiti"
The class that went to Haiti over Winter Break 2011-2012 has been hard at work raising funds and promoting their experiences. They gave a seminar on March 1 on lessons learned in Haiti, which was recorded (thanks to Dr. Radcliffe). They editied and created a video, which was submitted to the first-ever video competition sponsored by the American Society of Animal Science. View the video at The votes are in - the Haiti video placed 3rd in the competition and was recognized at the Joint Annual Meeting in July 2012! The three award-winning videos can be viewed on the ASAS YouTube channel at