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International academic exchange program at Penn State promotes peace, research

Posted: March 5, 2019

As part of an international academic exchange program called “Academic Mobility Program for Scientific Knowledge Transfer to Rural Communities for Peace,” students and faculty from Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina in Bogotá, Colombia (Areandina Uni

As part of an international academic exchange program called “Academic Mobility Program for Scientific Knowledge Transfer to Rural Communities for Peace,” students and faculty from Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina in Bogotá, Colombia (Areandina Uni

"...The program included a week long workshop in rural and community engagement, held in January at Penn State, and will continue with a two-week exchange set for May in Colombia for Penn State students. During the recent workshop, Penn State graduate students in rural sociology, food science and the International Agriculture and Development dual-title degree program began interdisciplinary collaborations with students from both visiting universities....

Participating Penn State faculty included Kathleen Sexsmith, assistant professor of rural sociology; Leif Jensen, distinguished professor of rural sociology and demography; Leland Glenna, professor of rural sociology and science, technology, and society; Noel Habashy, instructor and adviser of international agriculture; Abder Ouarghidi, research associate in the Office of International Programs; and Carla Snyder, agriculture entrepreneurship and marketing educator, Penn State Extension..."