How good must visitor’s English be? Visitors speak English, and pass an oral test by webcam.
When can I start?Any time. Processing time is between 2-4 weeks to find a farm, plus visa approval in-country.
Do visitors have a lot of farm background and educational background in agriculture?Visitors’ backgrounds will vary; most have limited work experience and limited dairy experience. Farms see full visitor application before accepting a specific person.
Where do visitors come from? Mainly South America and Africa.
Where are the host farms located?Most are in the Upper Midwest.
Are all the farms dairy? Most are. On a limited basis, we may be able to assist with other types of agricultural experiences.
What’s the best thing about these programs? Great international experiences!
What’s the worst thing that can go wrong?Bad expectations. This program is for a young person who wants to learn about agriculture… and for a farmer who wants to share his enthusiasm about agriculture.
Can visitors change farms? Changes are not encouraged, and will cost extra.
Is there a certificate? Yes, Global Cow will provide a certificate of completion.