University of Nottingham
Application deadline: Mar. 15, 2017
*** Last Year's Program Description:
Visit the city of Nottingham, home of Robin Hood and Richard the Lionhearted, and a castle constructed in the year 1068. Located in “Nottinghamshire,” England, you will learn about Agricultural practices in the Lake District and the UK as a whole. You will visit an 1100 acre working farm on the campus of University of Nottingham, which produces dairy products and field crops, sheep, and ingredients for locally produced beers made by Brewing Science students. In addition, you will learn about local agricultural practices in the fields of crop and soil science, horticulture, agricultural business practices, animal science and fermentation science.
Brewerism in this region offers an introduction to the art, science, heritage and craft of brewing local beers. Additional visits to Cheltenham and the Cotswolds will introduce students to farm-to-glass fermentation methods in the UK, and the importance of building business practices and relationships that support the local economy.
Students will learn about agricultural science educational offerings at University of Nottingham, traditional and modern British higher education practices, and gain a working knowledge of on-campus farm operations. You will stay at the University of Nottingham campus for the first week of the program, with day trips throughout Nottinghamshire, and evening meals at local restaurants, traditional pubs (including the oldest pub in England) and learn about local culture and history that influences agricultural practices well into the 21st century. Further exploration of Warwickshire, Worcester, Gloucestershire and other regional exploration will round out the visit.
Conversations with faculty, students at Nottingham, and OSU alumni in the brewing industry will give the first-time-abroad student a 3 dimensional view of today’s agricultural industry, from farm to fork, table (and glass).
Cost Estimates for 2017:
(includes: lodging, some meals, most ground transportation, excursions, in-country support, etc.)
Total Program Cost Estimate: $4,388