Midwest native, experienced international traveler

Midwest native, experienced international traveler

In high school, Kaleb Baber (agronomy) wouldn’t have pictured himself studying abroad. Coming from the Midwest, his experience with agriculture before college was corn and soybeans.

After realizing how affordable study abroad was and learning about the array of opportunities available for students to travel internationally, Baber decided it was a no-brainer to apply. Baber was able to travel to Australia, where he gained hands-on experience in animal science. He learned about the history of Australia and gained a broad knowledge of the agricultural commodities produced in different regions of the country. He visited cultural sites like Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the Port Arthur Historic Site and the Sydney Opera House.

Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have the opportunity to gain different perspectives on agriculture and experience different cultures while participating in a study abroad opportunity. On average, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Study Abroad Office send more than 400 students to over 15 different countries during an academic year.

Read more about Kaleb’s adventures abroad in Stories.