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.
General ItemStudy Abroad and Global Opportunities for Students
Students, search here for study abroad courses, internships abroad, scholarships, and fellowships to support your global learning goals.
General ItemSupporting 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.
General ItemPartner with CALS Global
Partnerships are vital for achieving our ambitions. Search here to learn more about how we work with partners around the globe.
General ItemGlobal 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
OUR GLOBAL REACH
General ItemConsultative discourse on Accelerating Agricultural Productivity in East Africa
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Global Programs successfully organized and held an event on accelerating agricultural productivity growth in East Africa. The multi-stakeholder event, held on June 23, 2022 in Nairobi, discussed the regional food and nutrition status and proposed recommendations to help address declining agricultural productivity in the East African Region. While advocating for increased agricultural productivity, Dr. Tom Thompson (Associate Dean and CALS Global Director) highlighted the VT Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Initiative’s targeted global research and collaboration agenda.
Redirect ItemAlarming new data shows fragility of agricultural systems, global inability to sustainably feed a growing population , redirect
Global agricultural productivity growth is in steep decline and current efforts to expand sustainable agriculture production to feed a swelling global population are inadequate to deal with the challenges that the world faces, according to the 2022 Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report) that was released on Oct. 4 at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
General ItemCongratulations to CALS Global Student Leaders!
The CALS Global Student Leaders Program was designed for students eager to tackle complex issues in agriculture, food security, and health. For challenges that transcend geographic boundaries and sectors, leaders for the next generation need to practice and develop skills such as critical thinking, leadership, and systems-thinking to create meaningful impact. The Inaugural Program kicked-off this spring with students representing five CALS schools and departments.
General ItemAbout CALS Global
CALS Global builds partnerships, drives thought leadership, and creates opportunities – to serve globally. Learn more about our mission and our team.