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  • Locations: Pershore, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Agriculture Department/School: Horticulture
Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program AU Faculty Director(s): Carolyn Robinson, cwr0001@auburn.edu
Majors: Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Majors, Agriculture Communications Majors, Agronomy and Soils Majors, Horticulture Majors Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior
GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates) Applicant Restrictions: Only AU students may apply
Program Description:


 

Horticulture Studies in England

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Horticulture Studies in England program will offer students the ability to take 4 to 5 classes focused on principles of modern horticulture, aspects specific to Great Britain, and insights into the workings of grower associations. The classes will be HORT 3000, HORT 2210, HORT 2020, HORT 3840, and HORT 3110.

Students will work with the host institution, Pershore College in the Warwickshire College system. The campus is about halfway between London and Birmingham in Pershore.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Horticulture Majors
  • Ag Communications Majors
  • Agronomy Majors
  • Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Majors

IMPORTANT DATES

Summer 2016:

  • Pre-departure meetings will begin in January 2016
  • 11 May 2016: Depart U.S. for the U.K.
  • 25 June 2016: Program end date

PROGRAM COSTS

Approximately $9500 (Please contact the Faculty Director for specific costs details)

ACCOMMODATIONS

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Dorms with meal plan 5 days per week. Laundry services provided weekly. Transportation is provided for all scheduled trips. There is local public transportation.

LOCATION

Pershore, United Kingdom

Pershore is a market town with remarkable architecture located in Worcestershire, England. This beautiful town lies on the banks of the River Avon which is approximately 10 miles from Worcester and 6 miles from Evesham.  Pershore is about 100 miles from central London and can be reached by the railway station on the Cotswold Line which allows travel to London’s famous Paddington Station and other stations as well. The town is thriving with wealth of shopping, pubs, cafes, restaurants, shops and an indoor market. Along with food and shopping, Pershore has a reputation of having beautiful countryside and is a haven for small villages throughout. Located in Pershore, is the home of the medieval church, Abbey. Abbey stands in a public area near the center of town. The historical church was founded in 689AD and most of the architecture is from the 13th century. The architecture of Pershore has been recognized by the Council for British Archaeology to be of major historical importance. The town is famed for its agriculture and fresh produce including fruit trees and in particular, the plum. There are many historical castles, cathedrals and parks to visit near Pershore, along with beautiful countryside and gardens to see. With agriculture shows, riding competitions, historical landmarks and beautiful scenery, there is always something to do or see in Pershore.

EXCURSIONS

Gardens of the National Trust, Private Estate Gardens, Planned and supervised Field Trips, Public Gardens, Nurseries and other Horticultural attractions.

PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check http://travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Application for a United States passport should be made at least 120 days in advance of your departure date. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as you know you are participating in the program. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.

VISA REGULATION: Visa regulations are being reviewed and updated constantly. Please check with the Faculty Director or Program Provider regarding Visa requirements.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page with any program specific questions.




This program is currently not accepting applications.