Czech Republic & Germany: Food, Energy and Society


The purpose of this study abroad program is to introduce students to agricultural production of Germany and the Czech Republic. Students will learn about their agricultural practices and culture, and will be challenged to compare that to ours in the U.S. Some topics covered will be rye production, rapeseed production, the Peace Bread Project, bees and pollination, alternative energy on farms in the agricultural industry, and European views on genetic engineering. Students will visit farms, agribusinesses, universities, and important cultural sites.

Students will earn 3 credit hours through this study abroad program. Students will be able to choose which course they register for – either ALS 205 Global Issues in Agriculture (3 credit hours) or STS 323 World Population and Food Prospects (3 credit hours). In addition to the three-week travel time during May/June 2020, we will complete a few pre and post-program meetings and assignments on NC State’s main campus.

Program Dates: May 22 – June 12, 2020


  • Study Abroad Fair: October 25, 209
  • Scholarships Application Deadline: Apply by November 15, 2019
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions through February 15, 2020

Program Directors

Dr. Amber Beseli, CALS International Programs
Dr. Bob Patterson, Crop & Soil Science

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Dr. Amber Beseli
Phone: 919-515-0921