Voices of ACES

August 30, 2019
By Marshal White
When I started graduate school, I knew I wanted to do research internationally. I’m particularly drawn to agriculture, because the intersection of food and culture is consequential to our human experience. Throughout history, agriculture has defined societies and it is immensely gratifying for me to witness the cultural traces of its impact in communities across the world. My story is a tribute to the challenging realities of cross-cultural research, but also to how international exposure is a place for growth and richness.

August 20, 2019
By Christina Fernandez
Our last days in Malawi were spent at a safari camp inside of Liwonde National Park. I think it’s safe to say that none of us have ever experienced a camping trip like this before.

August 1, 2019
By Anoosha Memon
July 30, 2019
By Kristin Iverson
July 18, 2019
By Christina Fernandez
July 12, 2019
By Anoosha Memon
June 29th - 30th

July 10, 2019
By Benjamin Norton
Well, I’ve been in Tanzania for another week full of new experiences! If you haven’t read my first blog post, you can find it here: https://go.aces.illinois.edu/VoicesofACES

July 8, 2019
By Kristin Iverson
Dzina langa ndi Kristin Iverson. 

July 2, 2019
By Benjamin Norton
After being awake for 30 hours, I’ve landed in Dar es Salaam. The occupants of the plane are herded downstairs to a hot, humid room and get in line. An immigration official looks at my entry form and asks me a few questions and makes one change to my form – my occupation is no longer “student” but “researcher.”

May 10, 2019
By Daniela Markazi
I have always wanted to travel the world, see new places, and learn about different cultures. However, as an agricultural and biological engineering student, I was unsure if I would have the time to study abroad due to my hectic college schedule.