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CALS Global connects.

We connect students and faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with opportunities for global learning, discovery, and engagement.

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COVID-19 Updates related to overseas study

CALS Global in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences connects students and faculty to the world and builds partnerships between CALS and global partners.

Meaningful international engagement opportunities allow faculty and students to serve globally, enrich communities at home and abroad, and develop partnerships to address the most challenging issues faced by society.

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    Study Abroad and Global Opportunities for Students

    Students, search here for study abroad courses, internships abroad, scholarships, and fellowships to support your global learning goals.

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    Supporting Faculty

    We support the global aspirations of our faculty by building partnerships abroad, building individual capacity for global engagement, and providing seed grants to enable faculty to pursue global opportunities.

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    Partner with CALS Global
    Partner with CALS Global

    Partnerships are vital for achieving our ambitions. Search here to learn more about how we work with partners around the globe.

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    Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative
    Global Agricultural Productivity Initiative

    CALS Global hosts the GAP Initiative and the annual GAP Report. It is a collaboration between the private sector, NGOs, conservation organizations, universities, and global research institutions that makes the case for agricultural productivity growth to meet the needs of a growing world. “The Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is well positioned to serve as a host for the [GAP Report] given the breadth of its programs in food, agriculture, and nutrition and its emphasis on addressing global food security issues.” - Tim Sands, President, Virginia Tech

The Case for Productivity



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    Study Abroad Update
    Study Abroad Update , article

    After several pandemic-related cancellations and delays we are delighted to share a number of CALS study abroad offerings.

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    Virginia Cooperative Extension Hosts Fulbright Faculty from Bangladesh and Kenya
    Virginia Cooperative Extension Hosts Fulbright Faculty from Bangladesh and Kenya , article

    Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) has recently hosted two Fulbright faculty. Fulbright Fellow, Mohammad Golam Farouque, was a guest of Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture (CALS), VCE, CALS Global, and the Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education (ALCE) Department on July 27. VCE is also partnering with the Virginia Tech Department of Entomology, Department of Population Health Sciences, and Hollins University to host Fulbright Scholar in Residence Dr. Isabell Kingori.

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    2021 GAP Report shows slower than anticipated agricultural productivity growth , article

    CALS Global released the 2021 Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report), “Strengthening the Climate for Sustainable Agricultural Growth,” on October 20, 2021. The virtual event featured an outstanding panel with expertise in small-scale mechanization, seed system development, livestock genetics, and farming in Europe.

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    About CALS Global

    CALS Global builds partnerships, drives thought leadership, and creates opportunities – to serve globally. Learn more about our mission and our team.


February 10, 2022