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Immersion Trips

Nepal Flyer with dates of immersion trip

Immersive Study Trip

The Food and Agribusiness Institute is home to a wide variety of opportunities to learn and immerse in cultures abroad. From trips to places such as Myanmar and Cuba, Santa Clara students have enjoyed incomparable experiences that have influenced their college experiences and vocations and avocations.

Each year, FAI takes a group of twelve students and two or three faculty leaders to a developing country. A one unit preparation course precedes the trip and a two unit reflection course completes the experience. Students focus on the themes of food, hunger, poverty, and environment, examined through the lens of agriculture.

In 2018, FAI's Immersive Study (BUSN 151 A&B) will be to Nepal. The trip dates are March 21, 2018 through April 2, 2018. This course blends short lectures, guided discussions, and reflections with a 12-day immersion in Nepal. Interact with local people of diverse backgrounds.

To register on line

Application Deadline is October 27, 2017

For more information, contact Carol Kelly at or (408) 554-4086.