March 3–10, 2017
Field Trip Coordinator
Samuel E. Hayes, Jr.
Gail E. Good
This 8 day program will provide students the opportunity to experience Mexican history, traditions, and culture while exploring how agriculture practices in Guanajuato, Mexico affect our food system in the United States.
The trip will focus on agriculture practices in the state of Guanajuato. The University of Guanajuato will serve as our host throughout our stay. We will tour various agriculture sites and learn about the challenges facing this industry.
Students will be responsible for the following:
- Enrolling and fully participating in a 1 credit course (AG 297A) during the spring semester
- Attending and participating in all scheduled activities, tours and other experiences
- Fully participate in all discussions
- Pre-trip presentation based upon topics and sites included in trip itinerary
- Final paper reflecting upon trip experience and information gained
- 7 nights of accommodations including breakfast in Guanajuato, Mexico
- Educational and cultural programs and tours planned by the University of Guanajuato
- On ground transportation in the US and Mexico
Round trip air fare from Pittsburgh, PA to Leon, Mexico
Dependent upon rates at time of booking. Recommend also getting travel insurance at the time of booking.
Required international insurance (HTH)
$1300 – 1400 Tentative Program Costs
- $150 – Passport
- $300 – Estimated Personal Expenses
Ex. Lunch, dinner (not included in itinerary), souvenirs
Application and Deposit Deadline
- Complete application
- $100 deposit charge to your student account
- Submit a copy of your passport
- Apply for scholarships
January 15 – Airfare and travel insurance
February 15 – Purchase HTH insurance