Education Abroad in Africa
Students have the unique opportunity to engage with today’s most critical challenges in Global Agriculture within a real-world, professional setting. AREC361 is the “sister course” to the AGNR Global Classroom – AREC360: Global Agriculture. During this summer experience, students travel to Liberia to implement agricultural extension projects developed throughout the spring through AREC360, with support from the ROOTS Africa Student Club, in collaboration with student counterparts at the Liberia International Christian College (LICC). This course is designed to replicate a global workplace, and give students real-life, hands-on experience as international community service providers, by applying scholarship to practice through iterative processes. Students will work collaboratively to address challenges for farmers and stakeholders in the LICC community. Observations will be collected in reflection pieces and discussed as a group during dialogue and reflection exercises. At the end of the course, students will produce a final, cumulative trip report.