Summer Abroad Ag Science & Sustainability Internships


Status: Open—Limited Space Available!

Costa Rica—Ag Science & Sustainability


UC Davis Internship Abroad, Instructor Photo, John Goldberg

John Goldberg 

Grad School of Management 

John Goldberg has over 20 years of experience as a manager and instructor (faculty website). In addition to his work with UC Davis’s top-ranked MBA program, he spent 7 years living and working in Costa Rica for Chiquita Brands International. John brings with him an extensive network of contacts in the agricultural industry there. His connection to California and Costa Rica was made stronger when he brokered a sister city relationship between the city of Rancho Cordova, California and the farm town of Turrialba, Costa Rica.

John’s training curriculum has been published by Pfeiffer/Wiley and the Thiagi Group GameBlog. He is a member of the California Network for Learning Professionals.

John earned an MBA in organizational behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He has also earned certificates in Leadership, Manager and Supervisor Training and Train-the-Trainer.

A Message to Students and Parents

Consider enhancing your knowledge in the field of global agribusiness, while sharing my passion for Costa Rica by enrolling in this internship program. I first fell in love with the extraordinary people and agribusiness sector of Costa Rica while working as a manager for Chiquita Brands International. Over my seven years there, I worked extensively on the local farms, where I had the honor of learning from some of the finest people I have known. My wife and I spent most weekends in the beautiful Turrialba area exploring nature and getting to know the people in the country’s rural areas. One of the gems of Turrialba is the excellent tropical agriculture university, CATIE, which has extensive farming operations throughout the valley. I invite you to share the beauty and wonder of Costa Rica, and especially that of the town and environs of Turrialba.