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PLSC 379/779

Sustainable Agriculture & Renewable Energies in Europe

study abroad photo 2013Europe mapThis course will introduce you to sustainable agriculture and renewable energies practices and development in Europe. You will have the chance of visiting and observing sustainable management practices in agriculture, cropping systems management, organic production, composting, biochar, and energy production from biomass from crops, residues and forestry in six European countries. There are two separate programs to choose from depending on how long you would like to be abroad.

PLSC 779 Syllabus

Dates and Locations

June 9-26, 2018

Central Europe and Scandinavia Option: Participate in the entire time abroad to Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.

Scandinavia Only Option: Join the group in The Netherlands, then travel to Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.


Students need to have taken PLSC 110 by the summer 2018 term and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to students in the College of Agriculture, Food Science and Natural Resources.


You will register for 1-6 credits for PLSC 379, or 1 to 3 credits for PLSC 779 during the summer semester.


The program cost will be $4500 for the Scandinavia only option and $6500 for the Scandinavia and Central Europe option. The cost for each program includes: airfare, housing, local ground transportation, leader costs, entrance fees, most breakfasts and lunches, and health insurance. Eligible students can use financial aid. Tuition will follow summer rates.


Apply online at Scandinavia and Central Europe or Scandinavia Only.
Appliations are due February 1, 2018, with a fee of $150.


Faculty Leader: Dr. Marisol Berti
Phone: 701-231-6110

Assistant Director of Study Abroad: Tanya Kramer
Phone: 701-231-7895

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