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Global Education

The College of Agriculture and Life Science's International Programs office challenges students of all backgrounds and disciplines to explore, learn, and engage with other cultures through study abroad, international research, and outreach.

Selected Programs

CALS Global Education
Virginia Tech Faculty-led programs

Culture and Agriculture in Ecuador: A FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (December 27, 2014- January 11, 2015

Dominican Republic: Impact Assessment Field School (December 28, 2014- January 10, 2015)

New Zealand Wintermester

Leadership Course in Morocco (May 24- June 7, 2015)

Environment, Land, Trade and Culture in Australia (May 18- June 18, 2015)

Study of Integrated Health at Bejing University of Chinese Medicine (May 18- June 6, 2015)

Applied Animal Behavior in British Isles (May 19- June 2, 2015)


International Health Systems Brazil (May 23- June 10, 2015)


Global Sustainability Issues in Eastern Europe, Slovakia and Czech Republic (May 23- June 5, 2015)

VT International Service Learning

We have a number of faculty-led trips sponsored by Virginia Tech that offer service learning opportunities as well as the chance to earn academic credit. Faculty led trips are led by VT professors and students from VT and occasionally other schools as well. These include the following:

Non-Virginia Tech Programs

News and Events


Upcoming Deadline

Applicants for outbound exchange for the 2015 fall/academic year must submit applications and/or be registered on the Global Education website by February 15, 2015.

Photos: Students study animal behavior in the British Isles

    A horse grazes near a fence at the Irish Stud in Dublin, Ireland.
In summer 2013, a group of students went on an education abroad program to the British Isles to compare animal behavior and management between the United States and United Kingdom.


Jerzy Nowak 
International Programs Coordinator
306-F Saunders Hall (0927)
490 West Campus Drive, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-2663 (office)
540-231-3083 (fax)