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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Lleida, Spain; Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cornell, Jodi Program Director: Lence, Sergio, Loynachan, Tom, Luvaga, Ebby
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: Catalan, Spanish
Sponsor: Iowa State ISU Course: AGRON 496, ECON 496
Program Description:

Spain Hog Farm Visit

Upcoming Informational Meetings 
Tuesday, October 13, 4:10pm-5pm in 2026 Agronomy Hall
Wednesday, October 14, 5:30pm-6:30pm in 360A Heady Hall

Click this link for more info: Spain travel abroad 2016.pdf

Program Overview:  The course objective is to enhance students' understanding of production and competition in agricultural world markets.  Students will analyze production agriculture (a typical farm or ranch), business and trade in Spain and compare them with respect to the U.S.  Pre-departure orientation will familiarize students with the history culture, politics, geography, soils, agriculture, economy and trade of Spain.

For course offered in 2013 (this program goes to Spain every 3 years) in Spain, see:

Prerequisite:  3 credits in Agronomy and/or in Economics.

Travel Dates:  March 10 - 21, 2016.  The class will meet throughout the Spring 2016 Semester.

Tentative Itinerary:Tentative Itinerary Spain Spring Break 2016.pdf

Course Information:  3 credits total (1-2 credits in AGRON 496 + 1-2 credits in ECON 496 to total 3 credits)

Group Leaders:  Drs. Ebby Luvaga , Sergio Lence , Thomas Loynachan

Program Fee:  $2,900 (may change depending on exchange rate, airline price changes).  The program fee includes:  roundtrip air ticket, in-country transportation, housing, entrance fees, excursions, some meals, transportation to/from Des Moines airport, required CISI international health and emergency insurance.

Out-of-pocket expenses:  Estimated at $150 for meals on your own, $150 for incidentals, $135 for passport if you don't already have one.  If you are in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and do not have a passport, contact Mr. Jodi Cornell at to find out how you can be reimbursed for your passport.

Spanish Jamon (Ham)

Group at US Embassy in Spain

This program is currently not accepting applications.