Tag Archives: World

Namibia Study Abroad 2015

Africa is more than thundering herds of wildlife and safari trucks. The continent boasts more than one billion people over 50 diverse countries. This summer 14 students were immersed in the culture of Namibia. Situated on the southwest coast of the continent, Namibia has a surface area similar to Texas and an environment just as diverse. The ALEC department offers the Namibia Study Abroad to any student, regardless of major, interested in the program. While traveling thousands of kilometers across the country, the students take two courses; Agriculture… Read More →

ALEC Graduate Student Chosen as FLF Participant

Each year the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development chooses 12 students from across the United States to participate in their Future Leaders Forum. This program allows students to be put in contact with industry leaders in international development in agriculture. It also gives them the opportunity to see the inner workings of global organizations based in Washington, District of Columbia. Taya Brown, a graduate student in the ALEC department, had the honor of being chosen as one of the 2015 FLF participants. “There was a lot… Read More →

Taya Brown chosen to participate in AIARD’s Future Leaders Forum

By: Emily Foreman Congratulations to Taya Brown, a graduate student in the ALEC department, on being selected by the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development as a participant in their 2015 Future Leaders Forum. She is one of 12 students to be chosen from a variety of universities across the United States. FLF recipients are selected on a competitive basis and must demonstrate an interest as well as experience in addressing international agriculture and rural development issues. Brown will be attending the 2015 AIARD Annual Conference in… Read More →

Lasting Impacts

By Caitlin Powers After learning in a classroom in College Station, Texas all spring semester, 11 undergraduate students traveled to Chajul, Guatemala to apply their new knowledge on international development and bring life to what they have learned. Professor Gary Wingenbach, Ph.D., and Graduate Assistant Chris Bielecki served as the instructors for the study abroad/field trip incorporated course, ALEC: 489 applying international development theories in agriculture. Wingenbach explained the course to be extremely impactful on students because of what students get to experience in Chajul. “We have lots… Read More →

Costa Rica Study Abroad Opens Eyes of Students

By Caitlin Powers Students and faculty from the ALEC department moved their classroom to Costa Rica for two weeks on a study abroad over the winter break. Led by Assistant Professor Robert Strong, Ph.D., and Senior Lecturer Landry Lockett, Ed.D., the 20 undergraduate and graduate students’ eyes were opened to the Costa Rican way of life. “The motto in Costa Rica is pura vida meaning pure life,” Tomas McDermott, senior university studies major said. “The country has an incredible appreciation for the unique nature surrounding them and they… Read More →

We are leadership

  Leadership is a core element in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications. The programs and activities listed below are only a few examples of how we strive to foster leadership among the college, university, state, country and world. Leadership programs TALL and SALE-LE Programs The TALL /SALE-LE programs provide leadership opportunities and aim to enrich leadership skills. The TALL program hopes to help ensure effective understanding and encourage positive action on key issues, theories, policy and economics that will advance the agriculture industry. The SALE-LE… Read More →

Pizza and Places: ALEC Study Abroad

Pizza and Places Informational Oct. 29 An informational session for students interested in international experiences offered within the department will be held October 29 at 6:00 p.m. in AGLS 129. “Pizza and Places” will give students the chance to learn more about departmental study abroad programs including those to Costa Rica, Brazil, Guatemala, Greece, Honduras and Namibia. Click here to register for the Pizza and Places session, or send a RSVP to Orry Pratt (orry.pratt@ag.tamu.edu). For more information, visit the ALEC Study Abroad website.

STOU Representatives Visit Campus, Ignite Collaboration Potential

By: Mollie Lastovica Presented with a unique opportunity to collaborate with the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University in Thailand, administrators and faculty in the ALEC Department visited with STOU Dean Achara Chittaladakorn, and former dean, Sunane Seesang, Ph.D., September 11-12 to discuss potential partnering opportunities. “STOU is looking to our department for collaboration and ultimately would like to enhance their program by working with us,” Assistant Professor Theresa Murphrey says. “This is a tremendous opportunity.” Murphrey assisted in coordinating the visit with STOU administrators and worked directly with Chittaladakorn… Read More →

Trinidad & Tobago Graduate Study Abroad

By: Tracy Misner Interacting with local farmers, researching technological change and feasting on fried shark at Maracas Bay are just a few aspects of a study abroad trip to Trinidad and Tobago that students experienced. This graduate student study abroad program took place March 2-16, 2012. It provided a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves into the local culture and conduct research with local farmers. Trinidad and Tobago are off the coast of northeastern Venezuela, in the southern Caribbean. Trinidad is the larger and more populous of… Read More →

Greece Study Abroad

Greece study abroad application due:  April 1, 2012.  Don’t let this opportunity pass by! click here for additional information