Upcoming INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS:
Tuesday, October 11th, 4:10-5:00, 272 Heady
Wednesday, October 12th, 5:30-6:30, 160 Heady
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 Australia and compare them with respect to the U.S. The pre-departure orientation will familiarize students with the history, culture, politics, geography, soils, agriculture, economy, and trade of Australia.
The program website is:
3 credits in Agronomy and/or 3 credits in Economics.
Agron 496, Econ 496: 3 credits (2 of Agron and 1 of Econ, or 2 of Econ and 1 of Agron)
Program Directors: Dr. Ebby Luvaga email@example.com; Dr. Sergio Lence firstname.lastname@example.org; and Dr. Marshall McDaniel email@example.com
Thursday, March 9, 2017 Departure from Des Moines International Airport
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Arrive at Sydney International Airport
Guided City Tour of Sydney (Sydney Bridge, Opera House, etc.)
Sunday, March 12, 2017 Free/Personal Day in Sydney: Possibly Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Sydney Olympics
site Botanical Gardens, Sydney Tower, Maritime Museum, etc.
Monday, March 13, 2017 Fish market, Sydney
Three Sisters Perk, Katoomba
Mulyan Farms, Cowra
Springwaters Stud, Boorowa
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Guided City Tour of Canberra - Anzac parade, Lake Shore, Parliament House,
Grains, Pork and Rural Industry corporations, Animal Health Australia, Canberra
Wiradjurie dance and workshop, Canberra
USA Embassy, Canberra
CSIRO Ginninderra Field station
BBQ @ behind War Memorial base of Mt Ainslie
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Mixed farm enterprise, Dirnaseer
School of Agriculture, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Prof David Falepau- Agribusiness,Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Dr Michael Friend - Australian sheep farming systems research, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
CSU Winery - wine industry and wine making, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Horse industry tourCharles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Orange grove, Leeton
Rice farm, Whitton
Cotton mill, Whitton
Friday, March 17, 2017 Creswick Forestry Centre
Dairy farm, Purnim
12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road
Saturday, March 18, 2017 Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road
Grotto, Great Ocean Road
Otway fly, Great Ocean Road
Cape Otway, Great Ocean Road
Cattle @ Kangaroobie, Princetown
Sunday, March 19, 2017 Guided City Tour of Melbourne (Queen Vic Markets, Docklands, Cenotaph, St. Kilda beach)
Free/Personal afternoon in Melbourne
Monday, March 20 Depart from Melbourne to the U.S.
Arrive back in the U.S.
Program Fee: $3,900.00, which includes airfare, lodging, some meals, round trip airport transportation in the U.S., on-site local ground transportation, entrance fees and required CISI emergency insurance.
Other Fees - 1) $10 program application fee to the Ag Study Abroad office; 2) $105 study abroad administrative fee charged by Study Abroad Center
Out of Pocket Personal Cost - 1) passport which costs $135 if you don't already have one; and 2) immunizations, if desired (varies based on what you already have). Other personal expenses, such as souvenirs, some meals on own (approximately $150-200), snacks, etc.
Program fee and the $105 administrative fee will be applied directly to your Ubill in spring 2017.
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.