About Us

An educational experience outside the U.S. has become an integral component for today’s student in higher education. The ability to compete and perform in the global arena requires an understanding of world cultures, economic systems, religions, trends, governments and politics. Students in the Bumpers College are encouraged to engage in study abroad that will lead to life-long partnerships, cultural awareness and understanding of the global dimensions of their majors. The college years provide the best opportunity for students to gain this understanding and experience through faculty-led study tours; summer, semester or year-long study abroad; and international internships or research experiences which closely relate to their career goals.

The mission of the International Programs Office is to provide structured international experiences that enhance the marketability of students for career and academic opportunities through faculty driven, sustainable initiatives. The IPO serves to support faculty, students, international partners, and university leadership to increase opportunities for students to engage in faculty-led programs, internships, exchange programs, and study abroad activities that include research. The IPO articulates closely with the UA Study Abroad Office and seeks opportunities for students to engage in international career preparation and workforce ready development. The IPO provides $65,000 annually to support students and faculty. In 2016, 80 Bumpers College students studied abroad.

Trekking Australia – Justin Hamm

Hello, my name is Justin Hamm! I am Senior Animal Science student at UofA. I will start off by saying that this trip was an incredible adventure! I learned much more in two weeks than I expected about Australian wildlife and what it is like to raise livestock in...

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Puebla, Mexico Program

During my stay in Puebla, Mexico, there was one event in which I feel could sum up my whole experience studying abroad. I spent my last Friday in Puebla hiking the Malinche volcano with a few friends. There were many challenges as well as unforgettable moments during...

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Reflections from “Down Under”

Due to the wonderful opportunities presented during this trip, I increased my professional skills in the area of interpersonal communication. As the Teaching/Graduate Assistant for this course, I was challenged mentally, physically, and emotionally to put forth my...

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Coastal Caribbean Biology in Belize

Hey guys! My name is Meredith Hayden and I’m a senior Animal Science major with a Pre-Professional concentration and a minor in Agricultural Business. I recently came home from a May intercession in Belize! Throughout my time in Belize we studied different animal and...

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Italy’s Impact

By studying abroad in Florence, I succeeded in learning more about the world and about myself.

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Mozambique.

Chicken is a universal language. I am sure the people who I went to Mozambique with us over this past summer are tired of hearing that (sorry y'all!), but it is true. I questioned myself going into this trip about what I knew about chickens, and how would what little...

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Trekking Australia – Noah Black-Ocken

Hello! My name is Noah Black-Ocken. I am Currently a Junior at the University of Arkansas, studying Animal Science. This summer I had an amazing opportunity to accompany Dr. Kathy Jogan and a group of students to the land of Australia. This trip was an absolute blast....

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Trekking Australia – Paul Shanks

Hello, my name is Paul Shanks and I just returned from the trip of a lifetime in Australia.  I would be understating it if I said "the trip was phenomenal."  I'm an Animal Science major at the University of Arkansas, and this may be the very reason why I enjoyed the...

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Trekking Australia – Grace Vehige

Hello! I'm Grace Vehige! This past August I had the extraordinary opportunity to study abroad in Australia through the University of Arkansas.  To say my trip was amazing would be an understatement. I was able to experience new cultures, meet new people, try new...

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Mozambique – Laura Wasson

  I am a dreamer and a go-getter. I am also a nutrition major at the University of Arkansas, and an Arkansan since birth. It’s always been my wish to take my degree and apply it to a region where hunger is more obvious, more pressing of an issue than in my own...

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