How do we prepare undergraduate students in agricultural sciences in the U.S. for productive professional careers in an increasingly interdependent world and global economy? If our students are completing their undergraduate careers without any cross cultural experiences and with little knowledge of global cultural and geographical diversity, we, as university educators, are not adequately preparing them for a career in today's world. This treatise describes an educational model in the Department of Agronomy at Purdue University which taps the remarkable international human resources within the University community and uses these resources effectively in the undergraduate classroom to introduce undergraduate students to the world.



international agriculture, global culture, geographical diversity

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