Austen Garmon

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Austen Garmon

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Austen Garmon

  • Profile description
  • Hello!

    I am a graduate student currently working on my degree in International Agriculture. My studies have brought me here, as I am interested in potentially traveling abroad in order to do work within the agriculture realm (farm work, environmental work, gardening, etc). As of now I am just beginning to look around and plan my travels, so I'm open to several different options.

    As a part of my degree, I am required to complete an international experience. There are few guidelines or restrictions around this experience, aside from it must be at least four consecutive weeks long. I'm truly hoping to stay for eight weeks over the course of the summer (May-August).

    I've taken courses in areas such as food security & sustainability and soil conservation, as well as economics, marketing, and NGO management & fundraising. I'm also taking a nutrition course this semester which I'm hoping will be very helpful when working on small-scale farms and/or in lower-income countries.

    As of now, I'm only fluent in English, but I have a limited understanding of Spanish and I am planning on working throughout the next 6 months to really improve my Spanish by taking lessons and completing some individual training, so I can get to a level where I can sufficiently communicate in a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Profile details
  • Account type: individual
  • Nationality:American
  • Age:24
  • Skills: Gardening, agriculture, farm work, cooking
  • Task Willing to do: Animal care
    Building
    Charity work
    Cooking / Shopping
    Farmstay
    Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Help with eco project
    Other
  • Languages: English
  • Planned travelling dates: 2019-05-18 to 2019-07-13
  • Countries planning on travelling to: I'm not 100% set on a specific destination as of yet, but I'm highly considering Nicaragua or Ecuador at the moment. I'm thinking I would prefer working in a Spanish-speaking country as I'm interested in learning more of the language.

    Overall though, I am open to looking around and exploring the various options available around the world in order to find the best fit. Since I'm looking to travel largely as a part of my degree requirements, I'm really hoping to find something that will be relevant to my studies and a valuable learning experience I can utilize in my future career.
  • Dietary Requirements:N/A
  • Driver License:Yes, Texas issued license.
  • Allergies:N/A