Preparing young people for careers in today’s economy demands that the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources incorporate global awareness into our curriculum. To help students better understand the global nature of today’s marketplace and to increase their appreciation of different cultures, the college started the Beyond the Classroom program. This program helps students who want to study abroad, participate in research projects located in another country, or take advantage of faculty-led study tours. The average grant is approximately $1,000.
During the 2012-13 academic year the college awarded 22 grants totaling $17,300. Grants ranged in size from $700 – $1,000. Programs included the formal exchange program with Ecole Supérieure d’Agriculture in Angers, France to a two month long independent study/internship in New Zealand focusing on sports nutrition. The recipient is a UW athlete and developed the program in conjunction her UW track/field coach who is from New Zealand. Other recipients include McCall Link who participated in a study abroad program with University of Jyvaskyla in Finland. The program focused on human sciences including leadership, ethics, and interpersonal relations in a multicultural world.