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Student Spotlight: Sarah Spradlin

Sarah Spradlin

Name: Sarah Spradlin; Location: China; Program: Economic Policy and Agribusiness in China; Timeframe: May 15-29, 2018; Major: Agricultural and Applied Economics; Classification: Junior; Hometown: Granbury, Texas

  • My Experience: I loved every minute of it. I was able to learn from and appreciate a culture that is vastly different from my own. Also, I enjoyed seeing how my degree can be applied in real life business settings.
  • Why Go: This was a unique opportunity to earn credit hours and visit China, a place I might not have decided to visit on my own.
  • Any Advice: Bring a journal and take lots of pictures. Being able to look back at my memories is something I will always cherish.
  • Favorite Part: Visiting the Great Wall of China - it was incredible, and I think it's a place that should be on everybody's bucket list.
  • Looking Ahead: This experience truly solidified my interest in international agribusiness and introduced me to future career paths.

This Faculty-Led Maymester Study Abroad program offered students the opportunity to visit China, the largest and fastest growing market for the U.S. agricultural exports. Students were able to learn about international trade and the Chinese markets for many agricultural commodities through visits with U.S. and Chinese companies, trade associations, and students at Chinese universities.

CONTACT: Cindy Akers, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or cindy.akers@ttu.edu

0216NM18 / Editor's Note: For detailed information on CASNR Study Abroad programs and how to apply, click here.