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Freshmen Discovery Programs

Studying abroad during your freshmen year can have an important impact on your experience at Illinois. Get to know students in the College of ACES while experiencing a new culture and making lifelong friends. These courses are open to freshmen students of any major. All of these courses require an on campus course second 8-weeks fall semester and study tour in early January.

Please note that these programs fill based on the first-come first-serve enrollment. You can ask to be put on a wait-list in the event of a cancellation. 

ACES in The Dominican Republic: Discovering Agricultural Systems

 

Faculty Contact

TBA

Credit

ACES 298 - 3 credits

Program Highlights

Students will explore the food, human and environmental systems of the Caribbean countries, with a goal of developing an appreciation of the importance of this region of the world. Students have the opportunity to visit various agricultural production facilities including chocolate, avocados, bananas and tobacco!

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ACES in Jamaica: Discovering Agricultural Systems

 

Faculty Contact

Oliver Ferguson, ACES Education Abroad Program Manager, ofergus@illinois.edu

Credit

ACES 298 - 3 credits

Program Highlights

Students will explore the food, human and environmental systems of the Caribbean countries, with a goal of developing an appreciation of the importance of this region of the world. Students have the opportunity to visit various agricultural production activities including Blue Mountain coffee, sugarcane and more!

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ACES in Puerto Rico: Sustainable Biosystems

 

Faculty Contact

Dr. Luis Rodriguez, Ph.D., lfr@illinois.edu

Credit

ABE 199 - 3 credits

Program Highlights

You will explore the obstacles for truly sustainable renewable energy as well as agriculture systems that include coffee, bananas, and mangoes. In addition they will consider how urban agriculture can best contribute to feeding the world. Students will work with the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez.

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