Study abroad, creating multi-cultural opportunities

S Barnes

ShaDonna Barnes (industrial technology), a native from Wisconsin was excited to learn that the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offered a study abroad program specifically related to her major of interest.

ShaDonna participated in a study abroad program to Taiwan that allowed her and her classmates the opportunity to spend 3-weeks participating in multi-national and multi-disciplinary team projects, attend lectures, field trips and cultural activities with other students from around the world. Although there were language barriers when working with students from universities around the world, ShaDonna appreciated how everyone was able to build upon each other’s different strengths to complete projects and better understand different learning objectives and methods. On a professional level, ShaDonna enjoyed being able to visit different technology industries in Taiwan as they created robots and compare their resources to those used in the United States.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Study Abroad Office provides an array of international opportunities for students of all majors. Programs are available on all seven continents, allowing students the ability to visit their personal country of interest through a study abroad!