For two weeks during summer 2013, a group of animal and poultry sciences students traveled to England, Scotland, and Ireland. Led by Cindy Wood, associate professor in animal and poultry sciences, the group compared animal behavior and management between the United States and United Kingdom.
Before departing, students visited the livestock facilities at Virginia Tech, Hickory Hill Farm (owned by Virginia Tech President Emeritus T. Marshall Hahn), and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.
Highlights of the trip included visits to the U.S. embassy in London, Edinburgh Zoo, and local farms. Samantha McCarter of Annapolis, Md., a junior double majoring in dairy science and animal and poultry sciences, said, “It was surprising to hear that both countries share the same arguments on a variety of issues, but there are also many differing views on livestock, ranging from what are considered humane practices to marketing.”
Education Abroad at Virginia Tech challenges students to engage with the world by providing study abroad opportunities that are academically, culturally, and personally enriching. On average, 1,200 Virginia Tech students study abroad annually. The office supports more than 50 faculty-led programs, maintains academic exchange programs with 60 universities in 33 countries, and supports Virginia Tech study centers in Switzerland and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Photos provided by Sarah Greenway of Nokesville, Va., who is majoring in animal and poultry sciences.
The 2013 winners and finalists of the annual Virginia Tech Education Abroad Photo Contest feature photos from around the world.
In addition to information from the Global Education Office at Virginia Tech, students can find study abroad opportunities through their colleges: