23-Year Czech Republic Program Still Popular For Buckeyes Abroad

May. 28, 2015

Buckeyes are currently hosted by Czech Life Sciences University during their time in the Czech Republic going on year 23 for the study abroad program Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the EU.

This month long program allows students to explore the Czech Republic through lectures, field trips and utilize free to time to travel throughout Prague and Europe.

Students captured their travels abroad through a Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the EU blog, which enlightens readers of how the Czech’s development came about, especially in terms of the country’s agriculture and natural resources. Through blogging, the students shared some activities that they have participated, which included attending a concert at the Saint Nicholas Church in Old Town Prague, visiting a World War Two memorial and museum in Lidice, touring a solar farm and climbing up the Astronomical Clock Tower in Old Town Square.

Prague is one of the most unique European capitals because its architecture was never destroyed from war.

“I cannot put into words how beautiful the city is,” said a student blogger. “It is incredible to walk among the colorful, detailed architecture that is centuries old. We climbed to the top of the Prague Castle, where we could see endless views of The City of 1,000 Spires. It was spectacular.”

Robert Birkenholz, professor of agricultural communication, education, and leadership, is serving as resident director for this study abroad experience. The travelers will be in the Czech Republic until June 13, 2015.

To read up on their latest adventure along the journey, please visit their Sustainability and Agricultural Policy in the EU blog.


This release originally appeared on the Office of International Affairs website. (http://oia.osu.edu/news/3815-23-year-program-in-czech-still-popular-for-buckeyes-abroad.html)