Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our May 2018 CFANS Grant Recipients!

Go Global Grant Recipients

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Jessica Malec
Year: 
Sophomore
Major:
 Animal Science - Wildlife 
Program: Belize: Wildlife and Medicine and Conservation
Why did you choose to study abroad? "I just really wanted to experience other places and cultures in my time studying, and this is a good time frame to go rather than a full semester, and it is what I want to study."
What are you most looking forward to during your program? "I am excited to work hands on with exotic animals and get valuable experiences."
What is one thing on your bucket list?
 "One thing on my bucket list is to go in a shark cage."


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Frances Bauer
Year: 
Sophomore
Major: Nutrition 
Program: France: From Farm to Fork; Sustainable Food Systems 
Why did you choose to study abroad? "I have always wanted to travel, it has been a goal of mine to see the whole world if possible. I saw the program and it's something I'm interested in, and it gives course credit which seems like a really great opprotunity."
What is something you are looking forward to during your program? "We're doing a wine and cheese tasting, I think it's really cool that it's part of the curriculm."

What is one thing on your bucket list? "I want to travel throughout all of South America, see as many countries as possible at once."

International Learning and Go Global Grant Recipients

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Paige Netzke
Year: Senior
Major: Animal Science with a minor in AFBM
Program: Shires, Shorthorns and Sheep: Exploring Livestock Systems in England
Why did you choose to study abroad? “I decided to study abroad so I can see agriculture from a different perspective in a different country and see how their production systems compare to systems in the United States.”
Why did you choose this program? "I was looking through the different study abroad programs and saw that there was one that studied production systems in a different country and that's really what I'm interested in."
What's something cool you've learned preparing for this experience? "We have learned a lot about production systems in the U.S so we have a background knowledge to compare production systems in England to. Some things I know about England's agricultural systems are that they don't use hormones and GMOs so it will be interesting to see how they have moved away from these technologies and how they're still thriving."

What are you most looking forward to for your study abroad program? "I'm looking forward to seeing all the different breeds of livestock they have thee. My family shows cattle and we get to see a lot of different breeds here in the U.S so I'm excited to compare."
What's one thing on your bucket list? "Attend every single state fair in the United States and see how they compare to the Minnesota State Fair, because ours is livestock oriented so I'm curious to see how they differe from state to state."

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Natalie Linders

Year: Junior
Major: Animal Science 
Program: Shires, Shorthorns and Sheep: Exploring Livestock Systems in England
Why did you choose to study abroad? “For a long time I thought that studying abroad wouldn't really work for me because I have my own horse which takes up a lot of time and you can't really be away from for that long of time, as well as other activities that I'm involved in. I just saw this email for this program right before winter break this year and I saw that it was only two weeks, which is perfect for my schedule. I was so excited that it's exactly what I am interested in. I actually went to Europe in high school on tour with my high school band, and I've just been excited to go back ever since."
How do you think this experience will help you in your future career? “I am very excited to learn about the Thoroughbreds because that's an aspect of the horse industry that I'm not super familiar with yet. I grew upon more of the Western side of things and I think it'll be good to diversify my knowledge of different disciplines and different types of horses, and where better to learn it than the place where Thoroughbreds come from!"
What are you most looking forward to? “Aside from the animals, which of course I'm excited about, I'm super excited to see the Globe Theater which I had no idea that we actually get to see Hamlet there! I think that all of the English History and being able to touch on that aspect will be really cool."

What is one thing on your bucket list? “I want to see all of the old castles! I would like to see all of Europe. I kind of caught the bug last time I was in Europe and want to go and take it all in."

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Lily Briggs
Year: Senior
Major: Food Systems
Program: France: From Farm to Fork; Sustainable Food Systems  
Why did you choose to study abroad?  I chose to study abroad because I thought it was a good way to experience the world beyond the campus and even the U.S. and it’s a good way to finish up some credits in a fun and new environment."
What are you most looking forward to during your study abroad program? “I’m excited to be in a different place, so experiencing a different country, different people, different food."
What's something cool you've learned preparing for the experience? " They have a really interesting food and agricultural system there that I’m excited to learn about. They practice a lot of sustainable systems and learning about how they have vineyards and different dairy farms will be really cool."

What's the weirdest food you've ever eaten? "I’ve had black bear before. I went to Alaska and they hunt basically all of their food there, so I tried it while I was there. It was alright. If I wasn’t told it was bear, I never would have guessed it was bear. Tastes like beef!"

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Hannah Ebersole
Year: Sophomore
Major: Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management - Policy, Planning, Law and Societal Management 
Program: Iceland: Landscapes, Natural Resources, and Environmental Management 
Why did you choose to study abroad? "I realized that I was graduating early and I was running out of time, I wouldn’t have the chance to go for a whole semester so I figured I should probably just go for a shorter term and Iceland really just sparked my interest and I really got excited to go. It fulfills a credit. If it would have worked out, I would have gone for a whole semester. I’m really glad I’ll be able to go and do something fun; it’s my post-spring-break spring break. I chose Iceland because of the layout of the program. The advisor has it set up in different modules so each day we do something different which I think I’m really going to enjoy, and we get a lot done in two and a half weeks, which I also really like. We’re going to be able to see so much of the country. It’s very intense, and he told me it’s going to be very tiring but I’m very excited to go so it’ll be really cool. I’ve always wanted to go to a Scandinavian country so I’m really excited to go do that and explore my heritage. Overall, I think it was great timing when the program was offered and a great match with my interests. The program not only satisfies credit requirements but also is really interesting to me so I’m super excited to go."
What is one thing on your bucket list? "I’ve always wanted to go whale-watching, and we’re doing that in Iceland so I’m super excited to go do that. Learning about geothermal energy has always been on my bucket list and we get to do that too."

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Madison Baumgartner
Year: Freshman
Major: Animal Science Pre-Vet 
Program: Shires, Shorthorns, and Sheep: Exploring Livestock Systems in England
Why did you choose to study abroad? "I went out of the country the summer after my junior year of high school and that started a love of traveling and seeing different cultures and places in the world."
Why did you choose this program? "There’s a lot of interaction with large animals, which is what I want to do with the rest of my life."
Is there anything cool you have learned so far? "We have class once a week and there was a guy that came in. He lived in England and Scotland for a while and he showed us a bunch of really cool pictures. I think it’s really interesting how the program leaders say that the English is so different."

What are you most looking forward to for your study abroad program? "I am very excited to see the vet college and comparing it to the University of Minnesota and as well as seeing the animals that are unique to England."
What is one thing on your bucket list? "Go to Australia! And see a kangaroo or swim in the Great Barrier Reef."

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Tyler Baumann
Year: Junior
Major: Environmental Science, Policy and Management 
Program: Iceland: Landscapes, Natural Resources, and Environmental Management
Why did you choose to study abroad? "To get a more diverse experience globally." 
What are you most looking forward to? "Visiting puffin nesting sites." 
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? "Weirdest food I've ever eaten is tempeh."

 

Diversity in Education Abroad Grant Recipients

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Mariel Roque 
Year: Senior
Major: Dietetics
Program: France: From Farm to Fork; Sustainable Food Systems 
Why did you choose to study abroad? "I’ve always had the desire to go abroad and get some experience from a different country and I figured I could leave senior year with a bang! Going into college, I definitely had study abroad as one of my goals."
Why did you choose France? "I’ve always loved French culture. I don’t know if it’s the iconic Paris or just the food or even the language itself. France definitely stands out to me. Maybe it’s all of those cliches."
How have you been preparing to study abroad? "I’ve been researching the mannerisms of French culture and some of the foods that are common, like croissants. I’m also currently taking French 1001 just to get a little of the basics down."

What's one thing on your bucket list? "I would definitely want to travel to Asia; I’ve never been to Asia before. My parents are from the Philippines so I definitely would want to see the homeland of my ancestors."

 

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Matt Bluhm
Year: Freshmen 
Major: Double majoring in Environmental Science, Policy, and Mangement and Chinese 
Program: Language Immersion in China 
Why did you choose to study abroad? "To enhance my Chinese language abilities."
What are you most looking forward to? "Being able to experience live of a chinese college student and converse with native speakers."
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? "The weirdest food I've ever eaten is scorpion."

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William Dao
Year: Sophomore
Major: Food Science
Program: France: From Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Systems
Why did you choose to study abroad? "It’s a long story. I saw a movie, got inspired, and thought I don’t want to be stuck here and want to culture myself. Changed major, got a new job, started stand up, and volunteered more. Become a better person, plus I like France."
What are you most looking forward to? "trying to manage the new culture, whenever I travel alone I always find myself in funny scenarios or awkward scenarios, make good memories, eating good food, trying pastries."
What is the weirdest food you've ever eaten? "Salted duck embryo and peacock, both are bad."


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