The purpose of this study was to determine the status of international agricultural education at1862 land grant institutions, by answering the question, what are our 1862 land grantinstitutions doing to integrate international studies into their undergraduate agriculturalcurricula? Two investigations were conducted, (1) a website content analysis and (2) aninternational director survey. A website based content analysis was conducted to determine thecontents of 57 land grant institution’s colleges of agriculture’ websites identified current trendsin agriculture regarding international themes. The programs identified were: (1) student studyabroad; (2) faculty research and/or programs; (3) graduate research and or programs; (4)training and/or visitors; (5) international students on campus; (6) foreign agreements and/orcontracts; and (7) majors, minors, certificates, curriculum, and course content. All questionswere based on information for the 2003-2004 academic year. Of the 57 institutions surveyed, atotal of 31 surveys were submitted for a response rate of 54%. The results of the content analysisand the survey indicated that the nature of international agriculture programs is predictable, yetapproaches, support and implementation vary widely between institutions. Despite the high levelof international training for faculty and the strong belief in study abroad programs, very fewagriculture students participate in study abroad programs at 1862 land grant institutions.

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