Students from Missouri State University’s partner institution, UniCesumar, arrived in Springfield, Missouri May 8.
They found it a far cry from their home city, Maringá, Brazil, but luckily their fields of study, veterinary medicine and agronomy, translate around the world. Missouri State students and faculty greeted them on campus to hold workshops and training inside and out of the classroom for a program organized collaboratively between the International Leadership and Training Center, College of Agriculture, and Study Away Programs.
Following an overview of Missouri agriculture and agribusiness practices in Missouri, presented by Missouri State agriculture students, the visitors were ready to hit the ground running. The students’ time was split between industry visits, classroom lectures by Missouri State faculty, and cultural exploration throughout the state. Missouri State students joined as they toured Missouri farms and agribusinesses and learned about agriculture in the Midwest.
After an action packed week in Missouri, UniCesumar and Missouri State students and faculty headed south for a mirrored version of the program, with Missouri State students receiving similar training and cultural opportunities in Maringá, Brazil.