Tarleton State University's international programs office recently awarded scholarships to 10 students from the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences. The scholarships, totaling more than $8,500, will enable the students to participate in a study abroad program in Croatia.
The group will depart on May 18 and return June 1. Dr. Wilmara Harder, from the agriculture services and development department, will lead the students while they learn about Eastern European agriculture such as wine production, bee management, olives orchards and small animal production systems.
The program counts as three credit hours and is offered to COAHS graduate and undergraduate students. Those taking part in the program include Heather Teague, Dana Ballard, Dario Martinez-Purata, Jessica Black, Erin Sisco, Kyle McCurdy, Jill Tomlinson, Jennifer Reeves, Rusty Aaron and Rebekah White.
The agriculture services and development department has taken students abroad for 10 years, including last year's trip to Costa Rica where they explored agriculture in a tropical setting.
"We are very excited about experiencing Croatia," Harder said. "It has been reinventing itself since the end of the war for independence in 1995 and is now working on becoming part of the European Union. This country has many things to teach us, such as resilience and determination to overcome major political events. Our students will live years of history and traditions by working with Croatian farmers and visiting historical cities and monuments."
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