Poultry Science Study Abroad

Mexico Poultry Production

Study Abroad 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Trip Dates: January 4-15, 2017

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Study Abroad & Application Link: http://studyabroadportal.tamu.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=17779

Cities Visited: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuanto and Queretaro, Mexico

Who Can Apply: Texas A&M Graduate & Undergraduate Students

Faculty LeaderStudy Abroad 3
Dr. Chris Bailey
c-bailey@tamu.edu
979-847-7352

Teaching Assistant
Hector Leyva-Jimenez
texas53297@tamu.edu
979-721-1931

Department of Poultry Science Program Coordinator
Lesley Gleason
lesley.gleason@tamu.edu
979-845-1654

Study Abroad Advisor
Jordan Threadgill
jthreadgill@tamu.edu
979-845-0544
About
This interactive course includes a two-week intensive and comparative on-site study of integrated broiler production in Central Mexico. Students will be exposed to topics such as rearing and husbandry, housing and equipment, nutrition, flock health, processing, further processing and retail products both here in the USA and in Mexico. Additionally, students will be exposed to the different cultures of Mexico, and learn about the history, cuisine, landscapes, and way of live while visiting the cities of San Miguel de Allende, one of the most touristic colonial style cities in central Mexico and one of the preferred American retirement places with an estimated American population of 35,000. Guanajuato, UNESCO world heritage site, is a beautiful 1500´s miningStudy Abroad 1 town surrounded by mountains and the perfect place to learn about European heritage to Mexican culture. Finally, the city of Queretaro has become one the most important economical cities in Mexico. It is also the home of JBS Pilgrim´s Mexico headquarters. At the completion of the course, each student will be able to summarize the fundamental basis of Mexican broiler production from the hatchery through the processing plant, describe differences between Mexican and USA-based production systems, and understand how cultural differences affect production systems and retail poultry food product choices.

Courses
Students may enroll in either 3 or 6 credit hours. Available courses include:

  • POSC 489: Special Topics in Mexico Poultry Production ( 3 cr.)
  • POSC 485: Directed Studies ( 3 cr.)
  • POSC 685: Directed Studies ( 3 cr.)

*Meets ICD Credit

Study Abroad 4Eligibility

  • Good standing with Texas A&M University; 2.0 GPR (undergraduate students, 3.0 GPR (graduate students)
  • Must attend all program-specific meetings prior to departure

 

Cost
The Department of Poultry Science will provide some assistance in regards to cost of the trip.  Tuition and Fees for the 3 or 6 credit hours will be applied to your Spring Tuition Bill for the following semester.

For Estimate Cost & Additional Information, please contact Lesley Gleason at Lesley.gleason@tamu.edu or by phone at 979-845-1654

 

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