This program is offered in odd years only. Applications open in early-September for the following summer term.
Once applications open, click the "Apply Now"
button at the top of the page to begin. Once 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, please be proactive and begin your passport application today!
*Non-UofA students: Upon acceptance to the program, the Office of Study Abroad will provide non-UofA students further instructions on how to enroll at the University as a visiting, non-degree-seeking student.
This course will engage students in concentrated study of selected prominent English food and agricultural issues and the ways through which mass media communicate with and educate the public about these issues. Of particular interest in the course are the ways in which British media both differ from and resemble U.S. media in their coverage of a wide range of social and technical issues associated with food and agriculture, such as land-use issues, foot and mouth disease, organic food production, local food systems, and BSE.
Undergraduates should have completed at least 24 credit hours*
with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
or better at the time of application.
*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.
Credit Issued By:
University of Arkansas
: Three (3) credit hours
Courses: Offered at the Undergraduate level
- Identify at minimum three major food and agricultural issues facing British agriculture that are addressed in British mass media.
- Identify the major government and private-sector sources cited in journalistic news and feature stories.
- Describe how mass media perform educational, journalistic and “watchdog” functions in various cultures.
- Demonstrate increased familiarity with English culture, including history and tradition associated with rural life.
Visit Scotland's Rural College research facilities and the Roslin Institute, where Dolly the Sheep was cloned, and discuss how agricultural issues are communicated by these organizations to the public and to Members of Parliament. Visit the Royal Bath and West livestock show and agricultural expo and meet with the marketing and public relations professionals who promote the event. Tour St. Andrews Golf Course and visit with the course superintendent and marketing staff. Visit the Scottish Plant Hunter's Garden in the Scottish tourist town of Pitlochry and meet with marketing professionals who promote this horticultural tourist attraction. Faculty and students will stay in hotels and large bed-and-breakfasts in Edinburgh, Bath and the London area.
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. Participants on this program may also be eligible to apply for these institutional and national scholarships below. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully.
U of A students should check out funding opportunities on our website
and with your college.
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 the faculty leaders:
University of Arkansas Agricultural Education