Mexico Poultry Production
Next Trip Dates: Study Abroad for 2021 has been cancelled due to Covid 19.
The Department of Poultry Science is looking forward to 2022 Study Abroad. Stay tuned!
Cities Visited: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuanto and Queretaro, Mexico
Who Can Apply: Any Texas A&M Undergraduate or Graduate Students
Dr. Morgan Farnell
Department of Poultry Science Program Coordinator
Study Abroad Advisor, Study Abroad Program Office
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 life 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, a UNESCO world heritage site, is a beautiful 1500´s mining 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
- 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 the 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.email@example.com or by phone at 979.845.1654