• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• This program is not open to graduating seniors.
• 2.0 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Public Health, Agriculture, Nutrition, Plant Breeding, International Development

Classroom Language




Program Duration

Summer: Early August – Mid-August

Participants must also attend a series of mandatory meetings the fall semester following program participation.

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2018  11/3/2017
Extended Deadline: 3/23/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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Mexico, Texcoco
UW Linking Agriculture and Nutrition in Mexico

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The UW Linking Agriculture and Nutrition in Mexico program is offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) in partnership with IAP.

Experience a week of lectures, discussions, and site visits at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and to farms in the surrounding area. Listen to local farmers show and tell you about their crops, help plant vegetables in a community garden, and play soccer with local children. You will meet many researchers, farmers, and Texcoco locals on this program.

There is a portion of this program that takes place during the fall semester following the program. This program component involves lectures, cooking and eating, and discussion and presentations by students.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:

1) Students will appreciate the importance of plant breeding in the context of global food supply.
2) Students will understand the importance of multidisciplinary partnerships for impacting nutrition and health through agriculture.
3) Students will gain an understanding of the complexity of the task of achieving global food security and of the many opportunities to contribute to this effort.
4) Students will live at and interact with a cosmopolitan international research center and experience the surrounding country in ways that will enhance their appreciation for the world and equip them to be better citizens wherever they work and live.
5) Students will meet with public health researchers to discuss issues faced by the general public in Mexico.