January 2 - 12, 2020
San Miguel de Allende & Queretaro, Mexico
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 city 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 America population of 35,000. Finally, the city of Queretaro has become one of the most important economic 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 3 credit hours. Available courses include:
- POSC 444: International Poultry Production (3 cr.)
- POSC 685: Directed Studies (3 cr.) -- graduate students
- Good standing with Texas A&M University; 2.0 GPR (undergraduate students) 3.0 GPR (graduate students)
- Must obtain approval of the faculty leader
- Students must attend all orientation and meetings
- Study Abroad Portal Application: October 1, 2019
- Confirm Participation: within 10 days after you are approved in the Education Abroad Portal
For details about the program cost, contact Lesley Gleason firstname.lastname@example.org
of the Department of Poultry Science
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status. Check rates at:
*Per U.S. Department of State recommendation, please renew your passport if it is set to expire before 6 months after your return date (i.e. July 12, 2020).
Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee is due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. Fall 2018 for Winter break 2019 programs).
Please also note that many travel expenses (e.g. passport, visa, or non-program related international airfare) are due the term prior to program departure.
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office, or website here: https://abroad.tamu.edu/funding
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers two scholarship programs. The International Education Fee Scholarship and the Study Abroad Fellowship. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit uwide.tamu.edu
*Note that Spring 2020 term university-wide scholarship applications
open on September 10, 2019 and close October 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU education abroad programs. Students can contact the Program Coordinator, Lesley Gleason
(listed above), to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form
Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the program fee due dates.