In addition to gaining new skills through hands-on training in agriculture, horticulture, and related fields, participants learn about culture in the United States, make friends from around the world and have the option to study at the University of Minnesota in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences through the Semester Study Program.

Three Reasons to Participate

women driving a tractorPractical Training
Gain hands-on experience and new skills in your chosen field by training with an approved and qualified Host Trainer.

trainees in ChicagoCultural Opportunities 
While living in the United States, you will improve your English language skills, participate in a variety of cultural activities, and have a chance to travel across the country. Along the way, you will make life-long friendships with people from the USA and around the world while gaining an appreciation of their culture and yours.

Goldy the GopherSemester Study Program
The semester study program is a unique benefit that you will not find with other exchange programs! Participants have the opportunity to study for one semester at the University of Minnesota. Attend lectures, participate in labs, and interact with distinguished professors and students from the USA and around the world. 

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