International Student Profiles

Jan 18, 2017

Thomas’s Sweden Study Tour Experience

Study Abroad Program: Sweden Forestry, Summer 2013  What Thomas has to say about his experience: Our trip to Sweden, Germany, and Poland was an especially significant experience as a forestry student. Having completed one year of the forestry curriculum at NC […]

Oct 25, 2016

Jayna’s South Africa Study Tour Experience

Study Tour Program: South Africa – Water Woes: People, Parks and Pollution (Imagine Program) What Jayna had to say about her experience: In this program I learned a lot about South Africa’s history, the four different ecosystems and how they affect […]

Oct 25, 2016

Julia’s Namibia Study Tour Experience

Study Tour Program: African Ecology and Conservation in Namibia What Julia had to say about her experience: This program is very focused on fieldwork techniques and application. Everyday of our trip was spent outside working in the environment that we were learning […]

Sep 9, 2016

Tasha King

Tasha King served from 2013 to 2015 as a volunteer in Peace Corps’ only Coastal Resource Management program located in the Philippines. The Philippines is an island nation where a large part of the population’s animal protein diet comes from the ocean. […]

Sep 9, 2016

Mary Elmer

Mary Elmer served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Comarca Ngäbe-Bugle, Panama from 2013 to 2015. She worked as a Sustainable Agricultural Systems Extension Agent. Mary lived in an indigenous community mostly comprised of subsistence farmers where the native language […]

Sep 9, 2016

Chris Dreps

Chris Dreps was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Central African Republic in 1995 and 1996. He was in a new program at that time to train youth on how to educate their peers about preventing HIV/AIDS. While in […]

Sep 9, 2016

Kirsten Cassingham

Kirsten Cassingham was an agroforestry volunteer in Guatemala, serving in the U.S. Peace Corps from 1996 to 1998. She worked in a rural area with a non-governmental organization in sustainable agriculture, mainly helping to promote the implementation of new soil […]

Sep 9, 2016

Ginger Deason

Ginger Deason was an agroforestry volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala from 1995 to 1997. She worked in a rural village helping farmers with improved agricultural techniques and helping women’s groups in home gardening and use of medicinal […]

Sep 9, 2016

Greg Frey

Greg Frey served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay from 2001-2004. He completed a PhD in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, focusing on agroforestry as a tool for sustainable production of agricultural and forest products. He has […]

Sep 9, 2016

Jamie Halperin

Jamie Halperin was a U.S. Peace Corps agroforestry volunteer in Togo, West Africa from 1995-97. He worked in small rural villages in the mountains and plains of northern Togo. He focused his activities on developing alley cropping demonstration plots and […]