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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

OUR GLOBAL REACH

CALS GLOBAL NEWS

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    Virginia Tech receives record $80 million grant to help farmers implement climate-smart practices that could significantly reduce greenhouse gases , redirect

    It is the largest grant received in the university’s history. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will distribute at least $54 million to producers to enact climate-friendly practices and serve as a pilot program for a national model.

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    International collaboration and outreach: GOI in East Africa
    International collaboration and outreach: GOI in East Africa

    As part of the Global Opportunity Initiative (GOI), the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in conjunction with the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine successfully ran an international collaboration and outreach summer visit to Kenya and Uganda. The objective of this year’s GOI visit was to understand Kenyan agri-food systems from a non-academic lens. A team of three GOI fellows - Dr. Natalie Cook, Dr. Tessa Lecuyer, and John Ignosh - three CALS Global staff (Dr. Tom Thompson, Dr. Jessica Agnew, and Dickson Otieno), and VCE’s Ben Grove visited and engaged in discussions with key partners.

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    Congratulations to CALS Global Student Leaders!
    Congratulations 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.

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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.