CALS Exchange

Since 1954, CALS has offered their students unique opportunities to study abroad via the CALS Exchange program. CALS students are able integrate themselves into a partner university abroad, taking classes and living alongside degree-seeking students. The CALS Exchange programs are rooted in, and in many cases designed by, CALS faculty affiliated to an international academic institution or university department that complements your academic program. Students who have previously gone on exchange have found it to be a rewarding experience as it has added an international dimension to their degree, challenged them academically and facilitated the development of new skills, and enhanced their personal growth and self-confidence.

Asia

CALS Signature Semester in Shanghai: Toward a Sustainable Future & Emerging Technologies in China

This exchange program is recommended for all interested CALS undergraduate students.

Stay connected with Cornell, while immersing yourself in all of the wonders Shanghai has to offer. Through a special partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, we send Cornell professors to Shanghai, where they will teach intensive courses throughout the semester. In addition to taking these six courses, students will take courses in language and other humanities (~6 credits total) and may participate in one independent study, which may be co-supervised by SJTU and Cornell faculty members.

Shanghai is a place where global commerce, international business, and ancient traditions meet – often on the same street. With over 30 million people and situated on the estuary of the Yangtze River, it is the global center of China. Modern and efficient transportation will take you quickly too many parts of the city while the many cultures lends to the perfect blend of traditional and the western cultures, not to mention endless options for delicious food around each corner. Shanghai is sure to amaze, astound and provide a deep appreciation for China's past, present and future.

School of Science - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Biological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Biology, and Environment and Sustainability. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

HKUST is a publicly funded university that opened in 1991. Comprised of one division and three departments in life science, chemistry, mathematics and physics, the School of Science offers a wide spectrum of programs and opportunities in these four core disciplines. The School is also home to the interdisciplinary Environmental Science Program.

HKUST occupies a stunning 150-acre site overlooking the pristine Clearwater Bay, located on the Sai Kung Peninsula. The area is often considered as one of Hong Kong’s havens for outdoor lovers. Hong Kong is a “world city.” Ranking among the top leading international financial centers, it is a model of capitalist economy. Fast-paced and densely populated, Hong Kong is also a leader in modern architecture, growing up instead of out. Living in such a city is a unique experience; imagine a place with spectacular landscapes, excellent transportation, bustling nightlife, high quality of life and some of the best street food in the world.

School of Business - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

This exchange program is only available to Information Science majors with a demonstrated curricular focus in Business (i.e. minor and completed courswork).

HKUST is a publicly funded university that opened in 1991. The exchange with HKUST has become increasingly popular among CALS students over the last couple of semesters.

HKUST occupies a stunning 150-acre site overlooking the pristine Clearwater Bay, located on the Sai Kung Peninsula. The area is often considered as one of Hong Kong’s havens for outdoor lovers. Hong Kong is a “world city.” Ranking among the top leading international financial centers, it is a model of capitalist economy. Fast-paced and densely populated, Hong Kong is also a leader in modern architecture, growing up instead of out. Living in such a city is a unique experience; imagine a place with spectacular landscapes, excellent transportation, bustling nightlife, high quality of life and some of the best street food in the world.

CALS Signature Semester in Japan : Agriculture, Food and Environment in Japan and Asia

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

The Tokyo University of Agriculture abbreviated as Nodai (農大, nōdai) is a private university of agriculture. As of 2006, it is the only private university in Japan that specializes in agriculture. NODAI’s student undergraduate population consists of just over 11,700 students, all studying within the Faculties of Agriculture, Applied Bioscience, Regional Environment Science, International Agriculture and Food Studies and Bioindustry. NODAI offers an integrated approach to agriculture, food and environment with a focus on dynamics of production, distribution and consumption, especially as populations increase. Students get an in-depth course of study in this broad range of topics in Japan and Asia.

With its current population surpassing 37 million, Tokyo, the capital of Japan, ranks as the most populated city in the world. Tokyo is located on the southeastern side of Japan’s main island and is the country’s political and economic hub. With a history reaching back over 400 years, visitors are sure to have a unique experience where the past and present meet. Regarded as one of the cleanest and safest cities in the world, with top-notch customer service that make every restaurant visit, shopping trip, train-ride, and taxi ride smooth sailing, Tokyo is now one of the most visited cities in the world!

 

National University of Singapore

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Biology, Development Sociology, Entomology, Environment and Sustainability, Food Science, Landscape Architecture, or Plant Science. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

A leading global university centered in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a global approach to education and research with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. NUS offers a distinctively Asian and global experience that is grounded in maximizing the potential of students. Take advantage of attending a comprehensive university with 14 faculties (colleges) offering courses from Food Science to Entomology and Business or by taking courses outside your major, including in Asian languages, cultures and history. Students also have the opportunity to conduct research.

Singapore, is a city-state and a gateway to South East Asia, with Indonesia to its East and Malaysia directly north. Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil. English is the common language of the nation and is the language of business, and education. Singapore is the world's fourth-leading financial center, a global commerce, finance and transport hub, and its port is one of the five busiest in the world.

National Taiwan University - College of Bioresources and Agriculture

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Agricultural Sciences, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Biology, Entomology, Environment and Sustainability, and Plant Sciences. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

NTU is the most prestigious comprehensive university in Taiwan and one of the top ranked universities in the world. Dedicated to excellence and leadership since 1928, NTU has contributed significantly to Taiwan's rapid development into one of the world's most competitive economies and democratic societies. Over the years, the university has acquired a reputation for academic excellence and cutting-edge research right in the heart of Asia. The University benefits from Taiwan's rich Chinese heritage and strategic regional position, offering initiatives and solutions that bridge East and West.

Taipei is the national capital of Taiwan. It is home to an estimated population of 2,7 Million. The name "Taipei" can refer either to the whole metropolitan area or the city proper. As Taiwan's business, financial, and technology hub, Taipei has been at the center of rapid economic development in the country and has now become one of the global cities in technology and electronics. Taipei is also known for its lively street-food scene and many night markets.

Europe

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environment and Sustainability, Food Science, Landscape Architecture, or Plant Science. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

BOKU offers a BSc and MSc "Environmental and Bio Resources Management", and also MSc "Natural Resources Management and Ecological Engineering". 98% of Austria´s waste water is treated in sewage treatment plants. Waste water treatment is an important part of BSc and MSc in "Environmental Engineering."

There are no nuclear power plants in Austria. Most energy is generated with hydro-electric power plants. Lectures in the field of Water Resource Planning and Water Management are given at the "Institute of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering". Austria has the highest percentage of organic farmers within the European Union. BOKU offers classes in the MSc "Organic Farming"--Cornell students with the appropriate background are eligible to take them. Austria has an age long tradition of wine production and is an important exporter of wine. BOKU offers a BSc in "Viticulture, Oenology and Wine Marketing."

Austria is one of the countries with the highest percentage of recycling of used materials. Austrian citizens have a high awareness of the limitations of natural resources. BOKU Vienna is taking on the challenge to play a role in securing and consciously using their natural life resources.

Vienna, Austria's capital, has a population of 1.8 million and is the cultural, economic and political center of the country. Known for its high quality of life and music, it is often called "The City of Dreams" as it was the home to famous psycho-analyst Sigmund Freud.

 

University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science

This exchange program is recommended for all CALS undergraduate students.

The history of the University of Copenhagen dates back to 1479; it is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. It is often ranked as one of the best universities in Europe. The University has a student body of 40,882 students including 5,500 international students. KU's eight faculties (faculties = colleges) are located on four campus areas in Copenhagen and encompass approximately one hundred different institutes, departments, laboratories, centers as well as museums and the Botanical Gardens.

Education and research are at the highest international level with 5,000 academic staff and 8 Nobel Prize laureates. The exchange program with Copenhagen University is among the most popular CALS Exchange Programs.

For a number of years, Copenhagen has ranked high in international surveys for its quality of life. Although it is one of the world's most expensive cities, it is also one of the most liveable with its public transport, facilities for cyclists and its environmental policies. Copenhagen has one of the world's most dedicated bike cultures and plans to become the first carbon-neutral capital by 2025. Already now, the city has more bicycles than people. In elevating Copenhagen to "most liveable city" in 2013, Monocle pointed to its open spaces, increasing activity on the streets, city planning in favour of cyclists and pedestrians, and features to encourage inhabitants to enjoy city life with an emphasis on community, culture and cuisine.

Copenhagen Business School

This exchange program is only open to Communication majors.

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is the largest business school in Northern Europe with 22,000 full- and part-time students. CBS teaches the traditional courses in Economics, Management, and Business Administration but is also well known for their cross-disciplinary research and teaching. Students can combine business with for example philosophy, political science, psychology, commercial law or communication. In the 2016 QS ranking of the world's top universities for business and management, Copenhagen Business School ranked 13th in the world and 7th in Europe. CBS is one of the business schools in the exchange programs that will accept students minoring in Business. Each year, CBS welcomes 1,200 exchange students and strives to give their international students a well-rounded, supportive environment in which to thrive and to learn.

For a number of years, Copenhagen has ranked high in international surveys for its quality of life. Although it is one of the world's most expensive cities, it is also one of the most liveable with its public transport, facilities for cyclists and its environmental policies. Copenhagen has one of the world's most dedicated bike cultures and plans to become the first carbon-neutral capital by 2025. Already now, the city has more bicycles than people. In elevating Copenhagen to "most liveable city" in 2013, Monocle pointed to its open spaces, increasing activity on the streets, city planning in favor of cyclists and pedestrians, and features to encourage inhabitants to enjoy city life with an emphasis on community, culture, and cuisine.

 

Harper Adams University

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, and/or with a focus on Agri-Business. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

Harper Adams University is the leading higher education provider of land-based education in the UK. Established more than 100 years ago, Harper Adams offers taught programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as research programs leading to MPhil and PhD awards.

Harper Adams operates a commercial farm, providing an excellent resource for teaching, research and student projects. The farm is approximately 343 hectares, and is at the heart of the University’s campus. Grass, maize and stewardship crops are all grown and all the major animal enterprises are present with a major new dairy unit, three sheep flocks, an intensive beef unit, commercial egg and poultry enterprises, and a pig unit. The University has specialist facilities for its engineering students, including an off-road vehicle test track and purpose-built indoor soil hall, and for its veterinary nursing students there is a mock veterinary practice, operating theatre and prep room.

The University is located in rural Shropshire. It enjoys a single campus site and provides a safe and secure environment in which students can study and live comfortably in modern student dormitories. Harper Adams also has excellent transport links to Birmingham, as well as the nearby attractive town of Shrewsbury.

CALS Signature Semester in France: Food, Agriculture & Environmental Science

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Development Sociology, Agricultural Science, Environment and Sustainability, or Food Science. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

This CALS Signature Semester program is unique in just about every way! CALS has partnered with the France Agro3 (A French Network for Education and Research in Life Sciences), which include four higher education institutes specialized in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, to offer unique pathways that always include a semester, and may include a summer program and internship as well. Interested? Read on!

One of these four institutes is ISA in Lille, France. Students study at ISA for the Fall and/or Spring semester taking Master's level coursework in Food Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, and/or Environmental Sciences. There are also a selection of Agriculture Economics & Marketing course options. Students may also choose to participate in an experiential credit-bearing summer program and a farm internship in advance of the Fall semester.

With a city population of about 230,000, Lille is a major cultural hub in France known as "The Capital des Frandres." The Palais des Beaux-Arts museum is home to France's second largest art collection after the Lourve. Centrally located near France's border with Belgium with easy access to Brussels, Paris and London, with Flemish architectural and cultural influence, Lille is a bustling university city with over 100,000 students and hundreds of cafes, restaurants, and events (music concerts, theatre) all through the year. Check out Le Chti, the annual city tour guide: https://www.lechti.com/

CALS Signature Semester in France: Agroecology & Sustainable Food Industries

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Animal Science, Agricultural Sciences, Food Sciences, IARD, and Development Sociology. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

ISARA Lyon ins a French "grande école" specialized in agricultural, food and environmental science. For over 50 years, ISARA has offered a curricular pedagogy combining theory and practice in Agriculture, environment & natural resources management, Agrifood, food & industrial management, Sustainable rural development, Markets & corporate management, and Wine production. With modern scientific and technical laboratories, ISARA offers two unique Fall semesters entirely taught in English and designed for exchange students. Students may also choose to participate in an experiential credit-bearing summer program and a farm internship in advance of the Fall semester.

Lyon is the third largest city in France and second largest urban area. Lyon totals 163,000 students, of which 16,000 are international students. The city is known for its cuisine and gastronomy with part of it registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

CALS Signature Semester in France: European Animal Management & Sustainability

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Animal Science, Agricultural Sciences, Food Sciences (particularly with a demonstrated interest in animal production systems, ag policy, industry leadership, and/or supply chain management) and Development Sociology. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

L'Ecole d'Ingenieurs de PURPAN in Toulouse, France. CALS students may participate in an experiential credit-bearing summer program and a hands-on farm internship experience (PURPAN in Toulouse, ISA in Lille, or with ESA in Angers) followed by a Fall semester of Master's level coursework in Animal Sciences (EURAMA: European Animal Management and Sustainability) at PURPAN. PURPAN, a Jesuit private college founded in 1919, has maintained a spirit of direct collaboration with the agricultural environment. It is administered by a non-profit making council and depends on the Ministry of Agriculture. It awards the degree of “Ingénieur en Agriculture” which is equivalent to a MSc in Agriculture. Located in France’s most important agricultural region, Toulouse also remains attached to its traditions. There is plenty to do downtown. With more than 120,000 students, Toulouse is one of the liveliest cities in France. At the crossroads of Europe, Toulouse is only 6 hours from Madrid, 4 hours from Barcelona, and 2 hours from many European countries.

IESEG School of Management, Paris and Lille

This exchange program is only open to Communication majors.

IÉSEG School of Management, or Institut d'Économie Scientifique et de Gestion, is one of the top Business Schools in France, ranked 6th in France and 17th world-wide in the Financial Times Masters in Management 2016 ranking. As a French Grande École and member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles, IÉSEG is part of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country. Established in 1964 in Lille, the school has a second campus in Paris at La Défense, Europe's biggest business hub. The mission of IÉSEG is to prepare students to become complete and international managers who initiate change, and contribute to the development of responsible, innovative and enlightened organizations. IESEG currently hosts 4800 students on both campuses, with over 2000 international students. 84% of faculty members are international. Over 900 exchange students from partner universities come to study at IESEG every year.

IÉSEG is part of the Université Catholique de Lille. The historic campus is located in the city of Lille, the third-biggest student city in France after Paris and Lyon. Lille is well connected and European capitals can easily reached by train (Brussels in 35 minutes, London in 1h20 and Paris in 1 hour). In 2008, IÉSEG opened a second campus in the Grande Arche de La Défense, Paris. The Paris campus has 20 amphitheaters, 20 classrooms, 3 multimedia centers, 1 library and rooms for school associations. Paris is the capital, largest city of France and its administrative, business, and cultural center. Paris is a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is also home to Fortune Global 500 companies that specialize in insurance, banking, and energy.

 

University of Iceland

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Biology, Communication, Environment and Sustainability, Food Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Viticulture and Enology or Nutritional Sciences. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

Founded in 1911, University of Iceland is the largest university in the country with more than 75% the country’s higher education students matriculating. The university tries to offer courses and research opportunities which are unusual and in some cases unique to Iceland. Such resources include Icelandic census records dating back to 1703 as well as exceptionally complete genealogical data and climatological, glaciological, seismic and geothermal records. The University of Iceland also holds a leading role in sustainable energy and environmental research. Iceland is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. 71.7% of all energy used in the Iceland is produced from the country’s own resources. Reykjavik, the country's capital and largest city on the coast of Iceland, means “smoky bay” and is located only two degrees south of the Arctic Circle. Many think Reykjavik is constantly frozen, but average mid-winter temperatures are no lower than in Toronto, Canada or the Northeastern coast of the U.S.

 

University College Dublin - School of Agriculture & Food Science OR College of Science

This exchange program is suitable to nearly all CALS major, especially for undergraduate students majoring in Animal Science, Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Biometry, Environment and Sustainability, Food Science, Horticulture, Nutritional Science, or Plant Science. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

University College Dublin is Ireland’s largest and most richly diversified university. UCD is a vibrant, modern university of approximately 25,000 students situated on a spacious campus about 3 miles to the south of Dublin city center. It is ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities. Located on the western edge of Europe, Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. Dublin is Ireland's largest and most diverse city, and one of the most visited cities in Europe. Dublin is home to 1.5 million people and is the center of the political, diplomatic, administrative and commercial life of the country. With a young and cosmopolitan population, the city is known for its friendly, open, and welcoming people.

CALS Signature Semester in Italy: Agricultural Production Practices in Italy and the EU

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Animal Science, Agricultural Sciences, and Food Science. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

This program is designed to expose CALS students to the variety of agricultural production practices in Northern Italy, specifically the Reggio Emilia province. A particular emphasis is put on studying the intimate connection between production and culture -a key aspect of Italian food production.

Agricultural Production Practices in Italy is coordinated and delivered by faculty) at the Università degli Studi di Parma, Italy, in the College of Veterinary Medicine (where Livestock Science and Animal Production Technologies is housed).

Unlike traditional exchange agreements, this program is individualized and experiential in nature and includes:

  • Four courses delivered by Italian faculty, including: EU Agricultural Systems (Economics); Italian Agricultural System (Economics and quota system); Principles of Food Safety and Quality; and Cultural Aspects of Food Production

  • Italian language instruction

  • Site visits to farms and agricultural- related businesses

  • Academically supervised hands-on industry placements, such as feedstuff producing plant providing feed for the farms of the region; dairy farm producing milk destined for Parmigiano Reggiano production; Parmigiano Reggiano cheese production facility; or Prosciutto di Parma Processing facility.

 

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in nearly all CALS majors. IARD, Landscape Architecture, and Plant Science majors may be particularly interested in this program.

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is Norway’s premiere life sciences university. NMBU is a public university, located in Akershus, only about 30 minutes outside of Norway’s capital, Oslo. Established in 1859 as an agricultural university, it encompassed other sciences in 1897. NMBU is the second oldest university in Norway. The university features three faculties, Environmental Science& Technology, Social Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences. There are also six research centers, including the Center for Plant Research, Bioenergy Research and Aquaculture Protein Center. NMBU has a very interdisciplinary approach and encourages a strong link between research and classroom study.

According to the Global Peace Index, Norway is the most peaceful country in the world. 98-99% of Norway’s electricity comes from hydroelectric power. Ås is located in the county of Akershus. The county has more than half a million inhabitants, and is the second-largest county by population after Oslo. The county is named after Akershus Fortress. Ås is approximately 40 km from the city of Oslo.

Campus Ås is also home to one of Norway's most beautiful parks, with a number of historical buildings, as well as Ås Farm, where research and teaching on traditional livestock are conducted. Campus Ås covers a total area of 600 hectares in the municipality of Ås.

 

IE University, School of Human Sciences and Technology

This exchange program is open to Communication, Information Science (with a systems management interest), IARD and Development Sociology majors. Pre-law students may be interested in their law course offerings. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, though this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Founded in 1973 and a top ranked university in Spain, IE University offers students an opportunity to learn on an international campus. IE hosts students from over 130 countries and offers areas of studies in Business, Law, Architecture and Design, Human Sciences and Technology, and Global and Public Affairs. IE is highly ranked for its teaching and student focus, giving students an opportunity to interact with faculty in and out of the classroom.

The IE University campus is located in the center of Madrid, one of the leading financial capitals in Europe, in one of its most symbolic districts. Students benefit from a global learning environment, top-tier networking opportunities, and facilities equipped with the latest generation technologies–all shared with the prestigious top-ranked IE University and its multiple buildings.

The IE University campus in the city of Segovia is located in a historic building, the Convent of Santa Cruz la Real, declared a national heritage site in 1931, and offers a true campus experience. Segovia is a fairytale city full of narrow, twisting alleyways, Romanesque churches, and beautiful buildings. Additionally, this province of Spain has always been famous for its climate and its traditional cuisine. Segovia is only 25 minutes from Madrid by high-speed train, and welcomes students from over 80 countries to a global university setting, with an atmosphere that is both academic and lively. Whether you live on or off campus, you will discover it is the perfect student environment to get to know everyone and become part of a close-knit community.

 

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Biology, Entomology, Environment and Sustainability, Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, or Plant Science. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

With a unique blend of educational programs and courses, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class university and one-of-a-kind in Sweden. Specializing in life and environmental sciences, no other Swedish university offers programs in natural resources, veterinary medicine, landscape design, agronomy, and forest sciences. Our exchange with SLU was our first, and our partnership is over 60 years old!

SLU is a university with a very important purpose: to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to achieve global sustainable development. At SLU, students will engage in some of the most important issues facing the 21st century, such as global warming, the food crisis, and our dependence on non-renewable energy. Students are encouraged to face these challenges head-on and create a greener, cleaner and more sustainable world. SLU is one of Sweden's most research-intensive universities and produces a significant percentage of all biological research in Sweden. Research is specifically focused on the sustainable use of biological natural resources. SLU's main campuses are located at Alnarp, Skara, Uppsala, and Umea. CALS students almost always study at the Upsalla or Alnarp campus.

Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union. With an average of only 20 inhabitants per square kilometer, Sweden has plenty of wide-open spaces. In fact, forests cover approximately 67% of the land area of Sweden. Sweden is known for its social equity and economic success and has one of the lowest levels of poverty in the world. The Swedish lifestyle combines a love of nature, environmental awareness, and culture. With a government that invests heavily in development and research, Sweden has become one of the world's most innovative nations.

Surrounded by a green park and just a short distance from the ocean, SLU's Alnarp campus is quite picturesque. In close proximity to the bigger cities of Lund, Malmo and Copenhagen, the campus is a gateway to the rest of Europe.

Uppsala University

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Biology, Communication, Development Sociology, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Environment and Sustainability, or Information Science. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

Uppsala University is one of the world’s most prestigious universities, with a wide range of courses in business, sciences, information tech, social sciences, and humanities. Uppsala is the oldest university in the Nordic countries established in 1477. Known for its connection to the Nobel Prize, Uppsala is a top 100 University in the world and also a leading biotech center. Today's outstanding research and education are deeply rooted in history. Living traditions and culture are one of the strengths of Uppsala University. The University still observes a number of ancient ceremonies, symbols, and festivities, at the same time modifying and renewing them to meet today's demands.

From everywhere in this picture-perfect college town, you can see the spires of the magnificent Uppsala Cathedral. History here winds back to Viking times, and is later marked by the establishment of a Christian archdiocese in the 12th century.

Approximately 40 minutes by train outside of Stockholm (but only 20 minutes from the airport) and home to almost 200,000 people - and plenty of shops, restaurants, gardens and museums, Uppsala is a town rich in historic cultural milieus. Many of them relate to Uppsala University.

 

Wageningen University

This exchange program is suitable to nearly all CALS majors, especially for undergraduate students majoring in Animal Science, Agricultural Sciences, Environment and Sustainability, Food Science, Landscape Architecture, or Plant Science.

The distinct mission of Wageningen University & Research is "to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life." Both Wageningen University's research and education are highly acclaimed. The prominence and caliber in the field of life science and natural resources is affirmed by their high rankings as an institution. Wageningen is a historic town in central Netherlands where commuting by bike is the norm. Wageningen is surrounded by farmland, forests, nature reserves and the meadows of the Rhine river. It has a population of approximately 38,500 of which about 12,000 are students from over 150 countries. Wageningen has a thriving cultural and social life.

 

South America

Universidad Nacional del Litoral: Animal Science, Pre-Vet Studies, and Clinical Observation

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, and IARD. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

The CALS Signature Semester with the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) offers students two unique academic tracks of study and applied research, preluded by an intensive Spanish language program:

  • Spanish Intensive (Jan-March): Students must have the equivalent Spanish language level of B1 or B2 (Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate), and/or 4-5 semesters of college-level Spanish. Unless a fluent or native speaker, all students participate in a pre-semester intensive 8 week Spanish language program.

  • Track ONE: School of Agricultural Sciences Coursework & Research (March - July) : Students have the option to enroll in a selection Animal Science and Agricultural Science coursework. Students wishing to do research choose a field of study: Animal Production, Plant Production, Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences or Plant Biology and request the topics of the chosen field with support from a UNL professor.

  • Track TWO: School of Veterinary Sciences Coursework & Research (March-July): Students have the option to enroll in a number of subjects including Public Health and Zoonoses, Epidemiology, Meat Technology, Milk Technology, and Wildlife Health. Research participation is dependent on the students previous coursework and experience. As most students do not have specific medical training, participation within the small and large animal hospital is solely clinical observation and task-oriented, not direct assistance to/with animals. Students are always guided by professors during their time at the hospital. Contribution to other research projects within vet science may be possible.

  • Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) is located in the province of Santa Fe (Argentina), in the Central Coast region of the country. Located in the Argentinian plains, the city of Santa Fe (with approx. 500,000 inhabitants) combines the customs and landscapes of modern Latin American cities with the traditional idiosyncrasies of Argentinian society. Founded in 1573, the city, historically known as the birthplace of the Argentinian Constitution, has developed into an extremely touristic spot due to its numerous amount of natural attractions, museums, and monuments. It's headquarters are in the city of Santa Fe. CALS students will study at the campus of Esperanza, a small town of 40,000 inhabitants. The residence for international students is located on the vet/agriculture campus in the city of Santa Fe. Students cook for themselves, and may walk or bike to school.

 

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)

This exchange program is recommended for undergraduate students majoring in Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Development Sociology, IARD, Landscape Architecture, Viticulture and Enology. Students in majors outside of those recommended may also be able to participate, depending on your interests and academic needs.

Through an exchange agreement between Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University, CALS undergraduate students may apply to enroll directly at UC for a semester or a year. PUC was founded in 1888 and is one of Chile's oldest universities as well as one of the most recognized educational institutions in Latin America. In 2018, UC was voted as the 1st university in Latin America by QS Latin America University Rankings. UC is a private, urban, multi-campus university with most of its campuses in Santiago, Chile. About 23.000 undergraduate students study at UC. The university's leadership in research and graduate programs has had considerable influence on the country's cultural and scientific development.

Santiago de Chile is the capital and largest city of Chile. The Andes mountains can be seen from most points in the city. Santiago is the cultural, political and financial center of Chile. The metropolitan area of Santiago has about seven million inhabitants.