Scotland: Youth Engagement in Agriculture
Explore Scotland and practice your training in education in the same trip. Through this course, students will lead elementary school lessons in agriculture; implement service-learning projects in Athens, Georgia, and Dumfries, Scotland; and expand their worldviews.
This nine-day adventure, held over spring break, is the culmination of a spring course that addresses student engagement in the agricultural and environmental sciences. Through a partnership with Dumfries schools and University of Glasgow Dumfries Campus faculty and students, college students will work in teams to engage elementary students in agricultural lessons.
University of Georgia students will travel to London and Scotland’s Edinburgh, Inverness and Dumfries to implement service-learning projects and participate in academic and cultural events. They’ll build school gardens at Troqueer Primary School, design and introduce lessons and teaching resources related to agriculture and the environment, and share their experiences through print or digital media. Of course, they’ll also experience Scottish food, entertainment and culture.
Students will travel to Dumfries, Scotland to implement the project and participate in both academic and cultural events.
- Build school gardens and related constructs at Troqueer School
- Work with teachers to design and introduce lessons and teaching resources that relate to the school gardens
- Learn about food insecurity through visits with local nonprofits
- Experience Scottish food, entertainment and culture
Dr. Eric Rubenstein
Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication
*** Scholarships are available to CAES students.
Two courses are associated with the program. Students enroll in a spring semester course (2 credit hours) in addition to a short course for the actual spring break program (1 credit hour).
Spring Semester: ALDR 3800 (2 credit hours)
Spring Break: ALDR 3810S (1 credit hour)
*Both courses are required to participate in the study abroad
Tentative Program Itinerary.
||Arrive in Dumfries, Scotland
||Educational tours of the Dumfries/Galloway area and the Scottish countryside
|March 7 - 10
||Work with local public schools and university students to implement a service-learning project
||University of Glasgow campus
||Fly back to Georgia
Student and faculty will stay at the Holiday Inn on the University of Glasgow Crichton campus. The Program fee will cover the majority of the meals while in Dumfries.
Students pay in-state tuition/fees + airfare + program fee. The program fee for the 2019 trip is $1,600. This fee covers housing, meals, transportation to and from the Glasgow airport to the Dumfries campus, and entrance fees.