Poultry Science Study Abroad

Mexico Poultry Production

Study Abroad 2







Next Trip Dates: January 2-13, 2019

Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

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

Study Abroad & Application Deadline:  September 10 – October 12, 2018

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

Teaching Assistant

Department of Poultry Science Program Coordinator
Lesley Gleason

Study Abroad Advisor
Trisha Winkle

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.

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

  • POSC 444: International 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


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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