Applications typically open in early-September for the following Summer.
Once applications open, click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page to begin. . When your application is completed, your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made. You will be notified of the decision through the HogsAbroad portal.
If you don't yet have your passport, don't worry! You do not need a physical copy of your passport in order to apply for the program. However
, if you don't already have a passport, be proactive and begin your passport application
*Program may fill before regular deadline; therefore, early application is advised
**Post-priority applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the regular deadline
Based at the University of Ghent, Belgium and co-instructed with local faculty from the University, this May Intersession faculty-led study abroad program familiarizes students with sustainable agriculture and engineering systems in the Eurozone. The program features lectures on food production, biofuels, renewable bioresources, sustainability, and more.
The objective of the course is for participating students to define and describe sustainable systems in the Eurozone and be able to discuss and present a project of specific interest. The outcomes of the course will be increased knowledge of agricultural and engineered systems in the Eurozone, experiences in living in Belgium with excursions to either Netherlands of France, and experience in a cooperative and collaborative learning environment.
Last year's program, for example, included lectures on food production, biofuels, renewable bioresources, sustainability, and more; there will also be visits to labs and the Flemish Institute of Biotechnology (VIB), the Ghent Bio-Economy Valley, Bio Base Europe in Gent & Terneuzen (The Netherlands), as well as a planned visit to the Experimental Station of Agriculture of West Flanders (Beitem), a visit to a vineyard, and to the Flanders Field Museum.
The faculty leaders have teaching and research experience and connections with Ghent University and the faculty and prior experience leading study tours. Leadership comes from the Bumpers College of Agriculture, Food, & Life Sciences and the College of Engineering.
Complete a minimum of 24 credit hours*
by the beginning of the program abroad
Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5
or better at the time of application
Display an academic record demonstrating maturity
*Students who have completed less than 24 credit hours may be admissible upon recommendation of faculty leader with support of the dean of the sponsoring college.
Three (3) credit hours
Credit Issued By:
University of Arkansas
Offered at the Undergraduate level
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students.
In many cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program. If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully.
U of A students should check out other funding opportunities on our website
This list is not comprehensive nor will all students be eligible for the listed scholarships
For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad.
For additional information about courses or program content, contact faculty leaders:
Dr. Benjamin Runkle
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Dr. Mary Savin
Professor of Microbial Ecology, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences
Check out our quick info sheet to see what former students have said about their cultural experiences, out of pocket expenses and budgeting, packing, and technology abroad!
Belgium SUST in Eurozone_info sheet.pdf
"I wanted to experience another culture and take classes at an institution that is at the forefront of sustainable technology and practices."
"Although the program is short, it really provides a lot of great information and Gent is an incredible city. There is always something to do during your free time. The language barrier is also almost non existent. Everyone speaks some sort of English and are always glad to help out."
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