- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

CRAFTSBURY COMMONS, Vt. (AP) - A new course at two Vermont schools will allow students to visit Mexico and learn about the impact of climate change on agriculture.

Sterling College and Vermont Tech are partnering to offer the course on Agriculture Adaptations to Climate Change.

The two-week course will send students to Chiapas, Mexico where they’ll study the political, ecological and historical aspects of sustainable agriculture.

Sterling College Academic Dean Carol Dickson says the course is a good opportunity for students to get credits during winter break. She says they’ll “explore a deeper global perspective” they can’t get in a brick-and-mortar classroom.

Students will receive four college credits. They’ll meet indigenous groups and study the region’s Mayan history.

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