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  • Locations: El Batan, Mexico; Guanajuato, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Faculty-Led
Academic Area:
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Soil Science
Minimum GPA:
2.0
Pre-requisites:
No
Language requirement:
No
Language of instruction:
English
Program Leader:
Steve Hague
Program Advisor:
Kerri Vance
Housing: Dormitory, Hotel/Hostel
Open to non-majors:
Yes
Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Mexico International Agricultural Research

Faculty Leader
Dr. Steven Hague
shague@ag.tamu.edu

Study Abroad Advisor
Kerri Vance
kvance@exchange.tamu.edu

979.845.0544


MexIntlAgStudent

MexicoTower

MexicoCity

patio
August 11 - 25, 2017
Mexico City, El Batan, Guanajuato & San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
About
This program will introduce students to fundamental principles and practices of sustainable agricultural development.  Students will visit CIMMYT in the Valley of Mexico where Nobel Peace Prize winner and Father of the Green Revolution, Dr. Norman Borlaug, developed wheat varieties and production practices that ultimately saved a billion people from starvation. The program will then move to San Miguel de Allende in the Mexican Central Highlands at the new Hacienda 
Santa Clara. While there, students will engage in service learning programs and take an active role in developing sustainable food production systems. Throughout the course, there will be a strong integration of Hispanic cultural experiences.
 
 
Credit
A total of 3 credit hours are offered for this program. An honors section of the below course will be offered as well. 
  • SCSC 421: International Agriculture Research Centers - Mexico (3 credit hours) 

Eligibility
  • Good standing with Texas A&M University; 2.0 GPR; instructor approval
  • Must attend all program-specific meetings prior to departure
Note: This program is run through the department of Soil and Crop Sciences.  Please contact the department for questions about logistics and payment
Cost
Estimated Program Fee  (subject to change) -- billed to University Account $1,767+
Lodging & Most Meals $1,000  
Excursions & Cultural Site Visits $300  
In-country Transportation $125  
International Health Insurance $17  
SAPO Administrative Fee $100  
Portion of Faculty Expenses $225  
     
Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $895+
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 3 credit hours)  included in Fall tuition & fees  
International Airfare $650  
Travel Documents (passport-if needed) $145  
Some Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $100  
Personal Spending Varies  
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $2,662+

 
Funding
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office, or website here: http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/?go=financial_resources

Scholarships:
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers two scholarship programs: The International Education Fee Scholarship and the Study Abroad Fellowship. Both of these scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13

Financial Aid:
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.



This program is currently not accepting applications.