Fruit and Vegetable Crop Production In Germany
Summer 2017: 5/7/2017-5/20/2017
This fruit and vegetable production study abroad course will allow students to gain valuable knowledge, skills, and abilities about principles and practices of commercial horticultural crops. Students will learn agricultural techniques and production practices in Germany with emphasis on fruit and vegetable systems.
Topics include site selection, soil fertility, equipment and tools, season extension strategies, and marketing in Germany's climate and culture. ISU students will interact with students at University of Hohenheim and participate in a student exchange workshop. One visit will include a large commercial lettuce grower who caters for Lufthansa airlines. By visiting various sustainable and organic fruit and vegetable farms students will learn about ecologically sound production practices that conserve soil and water resources. Students will also have the chance to visit cultural and historic sites, botanical gardens, and nurseries in Germany. Through participation, students will have increased their knowledge and understanding of fruit, vegetable, and landscape plants in Germany and have a broad global perspective about food crops produced in Germany and marketed locally and in the European Union.
5/7/2017 - 5/20/2017
Globe/Hort 495 1 credit in spring; Globe/Hort 496 2 credits in summer
Students must be sophomore standing or above.
Dr. Ajay Nair; firstname.lastname@example.org
and Dr. Gail Nonnecke; email@example.com
$3600 (includes airfare, lodging, several meals, transportation, health and emergency insurance, entrance fees).
Out of Pocket Expenses:
$300 for incidentals,$135 for passport if you do not have one.
Summer 2017 Tuition and Fees( Estimated from 2016 costs ):
Ugrads: $604 for tuition and $235.50 for fees, $105 study abroad admin fee billed by 3224 MU
ISU Summer Tuition and Fees: There will be a CALS tuition scholarship available for Summer Tuition for CALS students, but not Fees, you will still need to pay fees.
If you are a first time traveler in CALS, contact Mr. Jodi Cornell firstname.lastname@example.org
or Visha Arumugam email@example.com
, to find out how you can get the cost of your passport reimbursed.
There are scholarships available to apply for through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (0018 Curtiss Hall, scholarship application due March 1)
Travel to Frankfurt
Early afternoon reach Frankfurt and head to Geisenheim
Visit University; research station; Vineyard walk, dinner at Schloss Johannisberg (Gutsschanke)
Travel to Trier; Bernkactle and grower; night in Trier; student group reflection activity -1
Whole day in Trier (cultural activities- Port Nigra, Dome, cathedral, amphitheater, Mosel)
Leave for Heidelberg; visit research station; other plots and grower
Whole day in Heidelberg (cultural activities- university, farmers market, castle); student group reflection activity - 2
Leave to Stuttgart; evening student reception at university farm
Visit university; student workshop; visit Lufthansa lettuce farm and university vineyard; student group reflection activity - 3
Service learning at university farm/botanical garden; depart for Lake Constanz; possible ag visit
Visit island; major botanical garden; large vegetable coop;
Half a day in Lake Constanz; head to Neushwanstein; visit castle
Garmisch and mountain; depart for Munich; BMW Tour; student group reflection activity - 4
Head to airport
Important Note Regarding Missing classes:
Please note that participation on some travel courses require you to be away from campus for some school days. The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences tries to minimize the number of days missed for this purpose, but in some events, the inflexibility of the travel schedule prevents us from working completely within our breaks. Should you choose to enroll in a travel course that requires missing some class(es) on campus, you will need to contact your instructor directly to inquire whether or not arrangements can be made to make up this class work and/or exams. The CALS Study Abroad office can provide you with a letter explaining the dates of the trip. However, it is your responsibility to contact the instructor to determine the potential impact on your grade before signing up for a Study Abroad program. The instructor is responsible for determining the impact of any absence from class.