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How studying economics in Austria makes a better food scientist

Patrick by art work featuring a chef in Austria.

Choosing to study food science in ACES made a lot of sense. Those who have heard me give in depth explanations about what I feed my sourdough starter, my love of beans, or my fascination with the history of the potato would likely also agree I chose an appropriate major.

Oddly enough, I didn’t get the same reaction from my fellow students while studying abroad in Vienna, Austria. In fact, many seemed outright confused when I explained my major. Maybe because

Various pictures of student on their study abroad trips.
Roxanne Patino | December 1, 2022

The Benefits of Studying Abroad

OMC Ambassador, Ava Zawilenski
Ava Zawilenski | November 10, 2022

Finding your people at Illinois

OMC Ambassador, Ava Splear
Ava Splear | October 25, 2022

How I Ended Up at the College of ACES

View of the Atitlan volcano from one of the coffee farms in Yepocapa, Guatemala.
Heidi Allen Asensio | October 18, 2022

Love of coffee leads to helping farmers in Guatemala

Madison Garcia
Madison Garcia | October 5, 2022

Summer study in Greece brings new outlook on life

Collage of a football on a field, Campbell in an FFA uniform, and Campbell at a networking event
J.C. Campbell | September 6, 2022

Looking to Lead

Maggie Sweppy walking through rock formations
Maggie Sweppy | September 6, 2022

"Comfort is overrated"