Dates of Program: May 5 (or 6) - May 19 (or 20), 2012
Program Description: The program is designed to explore how views on animal welfare have changed over time, what (or who) are the driving forces behind changes in how farm animals are cared for, how producer and consumer attitudes toward the care of farm animals have changed over time, the effect of these changes on producer profits and consumer food prices, and how animal welfare is assured through codes, assessments, audits and legislation. Primary emphasis will be on food animals: beef, dairy, poultry, sheep and swine. Students will have time to pursue cultural opportunities in Edinburgh and London.
Fri May 4 depart for Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow
Sat May 5 arrive Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow
Sun May 6 cultural opportunities in Glasgow Glasgow
Mon May 7 visit a sheep farm & Loch Lomond Edinburgh
Tue May 8 SAC & Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh
Wed May 9 SAC & laying hen poultry farm Liverpool
Thur May 10 cultural opportunities & travel Carmarthen (or somewhere in Wales)
Fri May 11 raptor center Bristol
Sat May 12 cultural opportunities in Bristol/Bath area Bristol
Sun May 13 cultural opportunities Bristol
Mon May 14 Univ. of Bristol & Stonehedge Southampton (tentative
Tue May 15 RSPCA Horsham
Wed May 16 Freedom Foods farm visits Hertfordshire
Thur May 17 HAS London
Fri May 18 M&S, WISPA London
Sat May 19 cultural opportunities London
Sun May 20 depart for US
Selection Criteria: Undergraduates must have sophomore standing at the time of application. Minimum GPA of 2.5.
Program Fee: estimated at $2,699.58 (includes lodging, some meals, entrance fees, in-country transportation). Does NOT include RT airfare (estimated: $800-$1400) or most meals (estimated: $500).
Other Fees - 1) $10 program application fee to the Ag Study Abroad office; 2) $105 study abroad administrative fee charged by Study Abroad Center
Out of Pocket Personal Cost - 1) passport which costs $130 if you don't already have one; 2) ISIC (International Student ID Card) which costs $26; 3) health insurance if you are not covered on your existing policy; and 4) immunizations (varies based on where you go). Of course, there are also other personal costs, such as incidentals, souvenirs, etc.
Program fee, and the $105 administrative fee will be applied directly to your U-bill in May 2012.