Workshop and schedule presented at the 61st Annual NACTA Conference -  University of Georgia, Athens
Why Should we Internationalize Colleges of Agriculture and Related Sciences?  How Do We Measure the Outcomes?
Sponsor: NACTA International Committee
Moderated by: Kelly A. Newlon, The Ohio State University
Internationalizing universities and colleges
Building cross-cultural competencies through study abroad

Panel of Experts: Best practices with faculty and administrators who have carried out internationalization efforts in Colleges of Agriculture

According to the NACTA Bylaws, the general responsibilities of the International Committee shall be to; (a) disseminate items of interest to NACTA members concerning international agriculture; (b) encourage publication of articles on international agriculture in the NACTA Journal; and (c) serve as liaison between NACTA and other organizations involved in international agriculture.


The International Program Help and Information menu located on the left side of this page, provide the latest updates from the International Committee.

NOTE: The CFAES study abroad handbook for The Ohio State University was created to assist resident directors, advisor and department chairs with study abroad guidelines and procedures. These resources may be of great use to faculty and staff located at any university with an interest in study abroad practices.  



Fellow university agricultural faculty,

Just a reminder that the “Early Bird Registration Deadline” for the Experience the Experience Opportunity is February 15th (involves $250/discount). Final registration deadline is April 15th. I have attached the syllabus for your review. The primary purpose of the experience is to empower an educator to lead their own global immersion experiences around agriculture in the future. To be sure we assist all participants, we are limiting the opportunity to 24 educators. The essential questions that will be addressed include:

1) What is the compelling reason? Addressing the WHY!
2) What are best practices in effective experiences? Addressing the HOW!
3) Where do we go from here? Addressing the WHAT NOW!

Post-Conference Immersion—

4) What is the historical context of agriculture in Belize?
5) How does production agriculture occur in Belize?
6) How does youth development and agricultural education occur in Belize?

While we would love to have you join us, we would also like to provide service for your graduate students, your state’s extension educators, and/or your state’s secondary school-based agricultural educators. We ARE NOT looking to enroll folks in a “PSU” graduate course, we WOULD be enthusiastic about working with you to meet the needs of an affordable graduate credit option in your state if you are so interested. We have some partners looking at offering “independent study” based on the experience which we are glad to assist in anyway with for documentation, etc. Together, we can help all of our learners have “accessible” transformative learning experiences.

Please call if you have questions. Melanie and I would love to travel and learn with you (or your students)!


Daniel D. Foster, Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania State University
(o) 814-863-0192 (c) 814-753-2102


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