CALS Global Programs
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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 ItemInternational Programs 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
Article Item2020 GAP Report and Launch , article
The innovations and practices that drive agricultural productivity growth, also promote resilience in our food and agriculture production systems. In a time of pandemics, investing in productivity growth is taking on a new urgency.
Article ItemFaculty Spotlight: Leonie Jacobs (APSC) SMART Broiler Grant , article
The ultimate goal of the SMART broiler initiative is a globally accessible, simple and affordable system that supports poultry farmers in enhancing animal welfare on their farm.
Article ItemFaculty Spotlight: Ozzie Abaye (SPES) Senegal grant and mung bean work , article
The overall objective of the work accomplished was to assess and encourage Farmer Groups’ ability to provide high quality, nutritious commodities for school feeding programs.