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Berti Leads Fourth Study Abroad Trip Since 2013

Marisol Berti led the “Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energies in Europe” Study Abroad trip this summer for the fourth time in five years. Forty students have traveled with her since 2013 and she has added new learning experiences to the trip each year.
 
 

September 20, 2018

Marisol Berti led the “Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energies in Europe” Study Abroad trip this summer for the fourth time in five years. Forty students have traveled with her since 2013 and she has added new learning experiences to the trip each year.

This year the group stopped in more than a dozen cities in seven countries in 19 days.

New tour stops this year included a poppy seed production research facility in Austria; a family owned organic farm and winery in Vienna; Monsanto cucumber breeding program research facilities near Amsterdam; and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Stockholm, which specializes in sustainable agriculture research and cropping systems ecology. 

Some of their other stops included Venice, Italy; the University of Bologna; the Gussing European Center for Renewable Energies near Graz, Austria; the Sonennerde composting and biochar plant in Riedlingsdorf; the University of Vienna (BOKU); the ice caves near Salzburg; the University of Hohenheim near Stuttgart; the Kastrup Experimental Station at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark; and Helsinki, Finland.

Berti says she believes study abroad is a very valuable experience and works to show the students “what tourists don’t see.” Berti says it is life changing for many students and makes them more employable in international agriculture industries.

Students must attend six hours of classroom teaching and prepare academically before the trip.

Itineraries and information on Berti’s previous Study Abroad trips are at:

Author: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,
Editors: Marisol Berti, 701-231-6110, ; Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123, Photos: Marisol Berti

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