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K-State Today

September 8, 2017



Education Abroad thanks faculty, staff for internationalizing K-State classrooms

By Joe Milostan

Education Abroad recognizes and thanks the K-State faculty and staff who put forth the tremendous effort to internationalize their classrooms with an education abroad experience.

During the 2016-17 academic year, 43 faculty and staff accompanied their students abroad on both short-term and semesterlong programs. In collaboration with Education Abroad, these programs were developed in nearly every college at K-State, along with Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus and the Staley School of Leadership Studies.

Encouraging and increasing student opportunities for learning abroad is a key element in K-State 2025.

College of Agriculture

  • Jason Ellis, Ag Communications in Ireland, fall break.
  • Sajid Alavi, Agriculture, Food Processing and Nutrition in Brazil, winter break.
  • Nathan Nelson, Chuck Rice and Kim Kershen, Agronomy in Brazil, winter break
  • John Gonzalez, Food Science in Spain, spring break.
  • Chad Miller and Cathie Lavis, Italian Horticulture and History from Rome and Venice, summer.
  • David Grieger, Ron Pope and Don Boggs, Agriculture in South Africa, summer.

College of Architecture, Planning & Design

  • Lynn Ewanow, David Sachs and Rebecca Stark, Italian Studies Program, fall semester.
  • Lynn Ewanow, Mary Catherine Kingery-Page and Vibhavari Jani, Italian Studies Program, spring semester.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • David Pickering, Organs of Culture of Munich and Salzburg, summer.
  • Laura Kanost, Intermediate Spanish, Costa Rica, winter break.
  • Martha Caldas and Elizabeth Dodd, Exploring Environment and Creative Writing at the Center of the World – Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, summer.
  • Janice McGregor, K-State in Leipzig, Germany, summer.
  • Shawn Hutchinson, Introduction to China: Hydrology and Watershed Assessment, summer.

College of Business Administration

  • Swinder Janda, PMBA: International Business Experience in Italy, fall; and International Business, United Kingdom, Germany, spring break.
  • Swinder Janda and Bente Janda, International Marketing in Europe, Spain and Italy, fall break.
  • Brett Wilkinson, Accounting International Experience-Australia, summer.

College of Engineering

  • Stacey Hutchinson, Introduction to China: Hydrology and Watershed Assessment, summer.

College of Human Ecology

  • Kadri Koppel and Brandi Miller, Agriculture, Food Processing and Nutrition in Brazil, winter break.
  • Stuart Heckman and Martin Seay, Advanced Professional Issues in FSHS, China, summer.
  • Peggy Honey, Interior Design Study Tour, Italy and France, summer. 
  • Mary DeLuccie and Barbara Hammerli, Children and Families in a Cultural Context, Italy, summer.
  • John Buckwalter and Shawna Jordan, International Health in Croatia, summer.

Kansas State Polytechnic Campus

  • Fred Guzek and Sue Guzek, International Rural Economic Development in France, fall break.
  • Fred Guzek, Sue Guzek, Becky DeGreeff, Troy Brockway and Kathy Brockway, Marketing and Intercultural Communications in Italy, spring break.

College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Walter Renberg, Veterinary Medicine in Scotland, summer.

Staley School of Leadership Studies

  • Matt Yates, Global Citizenship in Paris, France, spring break.
  • Leigh Fine, Leadership Studies in Canada, summer.

Special thanks to the following K-State faculty and staff who also played a significant role in the development of these education abroad programs:

  • Tamie Redding, Don Boggs, College of Agriculture.
  • Becky O’Donnell, College of Architecture, Planning & Design.
  • Louise Benjamin, Derek Hillard, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Shawna JordanCollege of Human Ecology.