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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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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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    Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H's impact in Senegal , redirect

    Virginia Cooperative and Extension and 4-H are working in Senegal to improve the wellbeing of local communities by educating teachers and teaching food safety. Their work is focused on the introduction of mung beans to improve the nutrition of local school children.

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    Researchers studying how human food scraps contribute to diseases in ecosystems , redirect

    Virginia Tech researchers are studying the impact of bacteria from human food scraps that travel through ecosystems in both Botswana and the United States. These bacteria are often associated with fruits, vegetables, and raw or undercooked meats and can spread through the ecosystem from scraps being fed to companion animals or livestock.

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    Sowing Seeds of Sustainability in Senegal , redirect

    THIEWLE, SENEGAL — Aissit Deme slips off her sandals and sits with the other women escaping the 101-degree heat under the palm-thatched open-air hut, their feet forming concentric circles of henna-dyed artistry. They just came in from harvesting mung beans in the fields, where their dresses looked like a box of crayons exploded onto the green landscape as they quickly plucked the beans from the knee-high plants.

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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.