Herbert Spring courses.  These courses will meet throughout the semester with required travel over Spring Break. Both courses are offered by faculty who conduct research and extension in the country, giving you an insider's view.

  • ​Honors: Plants, Parks, and People: From the Smokies to San Jose Join Drs. Andy Pulte and Adam Willcox in Costa Rica as we explore the use and conservation of organisms humans interact with the most: the humble plant. You will taste, touch, smell, and admire our primary producers and learn their critical roles in the global ecosystem. apulte@utk.edu

Herbert Summer courses. These courses are normally about three weeks in duration and students earn from one to three hours credit. There are great experiences for learning about agriculture and/or natural resources in another country, while also being introduced to different culture. In Herbert led programs, a Herbert faculty member has designed and will teach the course. The courses include:

  • Tropical Ecology, Field Methods, and Conservation in Belize with Drs. Emma & Adam Willcox is a field-orientated course to learn tropical field methods, ecology, and human-wildlife linkages that challenge wildlife conservation and reserves. ewillcox@utk.edu

  • Viticulture and Enology in Italy with Dr. David Lockwood is offered through UGA and covers field management, winemaking processes, and sensory​ implications of wine making. lockwood@utk.edu  UGA's Viticulture and Enology Maymester lockwood@utk.edu​

  • Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water in China with Drs. Jie (Joe) Zhuang, Sean Schaeffer, and Mark Radosevich.  Throug observation and study, students will learn ecological agriculture and environmental protection in Northeast China by experiencing many UT-China research and teaching collaborations zhuang@utk.edu

  • Tropical Birds, Bees, and Chocolate in Belize with Drs. Laura Russo and DeWayne Shoemaker.  Explore the crossroads of sustainabilityu and natural resources management in a cacao (the plant chocolate is made from) agroforestry. lrusso@utk.edu

  • Small Animal Vet Experience in Belize coordinated by Dr. Adam Willcox (does not travel to Belize).  This course is taught by the Belize Wildlife Institute​ and you will conduct clinical and community vet visits with the vets and your classmates. awillcox@utk.edu

  • Social Justice, Sustainable Agriculture, and Community Engagement in Botswana  Join Drs. Neal Eash and Carrie Stephens to dive into issues surrounding cultural norms, language, race, and gender within the agricultral community. eash@utk.edu
In addition to short-term courses led by Herbert faculty, there are others led by faculty at universities that may be of interest to some students. The following course is an example of one popular with UT students
  • Belgium Summer Abroad Environmental Science and Engineering Programs Organized by the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M in partnership with Katholieke University in Leuven, Belgium, students can take one of two program tracks, both two three-credit courses: a-One in Environmental Science (Soil & Water Management {3} & Techniques for Environmental & Natural Resource Engineering {3}) and b-the other in Engineering (Principles of Environmental Hydrology {3} and Design of Biological Waste Treatment Systems {3})