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Global Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture

The United States and Ireland are intertwined culturally, economically, and politically. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire first-hand knowledge of livestock management practices, food processing and nutrition science, and food security in Ireland. Participants will interact with owners of family-operated beef, sheep, and poultry production farms, representatives from national agricultural governing bodies such as Teagasc (Agricultural and Food Development Authority) and Bord Bia (Irish Food Board), staff at one of the world’s leading dairy and food production research centers (Moorpark), as well as faculty at University College Cork. In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Program Dates: May 15 – 27, 2017

Courses: Students will register for one of the following courses:

  • ALS 494: International Learning Experience in Agriculture & Life Sciences (3 Credits)
  • AGI 194: International Learning Experience (3 Credits)

Classes will meet in the Spring 2017 semester.

Cost: $3,650

  • Cost includes non-refundable application charge, tuition, room and board, and in-country excursions.
  • Not included: Airfare, visa fees, and personal expenses.


Application Deadline: Rolling admissions through October 15, 2016

Scholarships Application Deadline: September 15, 2016

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Visit the NC State Study Abroad Office website to apply for the Global Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture program.

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Dr. Karl Jicha

Jose Ciscernos
Director, CALS International Programs