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Global Programs

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Global Programs Office connects students and faculty to the world. 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.

Agricultural Productivity in a Time of Pandemics

The 2020 Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP Report) from the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences explores the impact of disease and pest outbreaks on agricultural productivity, food security and nutrition, livelihoods, and environmental sustainability.

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April 22, 2020 - KENYA. Photo: World Bank / Sambrian Mbaabu

CALS in the World

Virginia Tech launches Peace Corps Prep program

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Virginia Tech's Peace Corps Prep program supports the integration of topics such as equity and identity into the academic mission.

Virginia Tech undergraduates can now participate in the Peace Corps Prep program to lay the groundwork for Peace Corps service, international development fieldwork, and international service careers. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps that gives them a competitive advantage when applying.

Many of the course requirements for a Peace Corps Prep certificate fit within the regular coursework of globally minded students. Prior classes can count toward the requirements, so juniors and seniors may have already made substantial progress. A student guide on the registration site helps students choose courses that count toward the certificate, while also satisfying Pathways Concept Areas or minor requirements. Students can apply any time, and applications are approved on a rolling basis.

Did you know that Virginia Tech has a Global Food Security and Health minor?  These courses are for students with interests in agriculture, business, international studies, policy, and public health. This minor will effectively prepare students for governmental and non-governmental careers focused on some of the most important global challenges of the current century. Find out more!

Vice-Chancellor Rose Mwonya and Provost Cyril Clarke celebrate the signing of a new MOU between Egerton University and Virginia Tech
Vice-Chancellor Rose Mwonya and Provost Cyril Clarke

Professor Rose Mwonya, Vice Chancellor of Egerton University recently traveled to Virginia Tech. The highlight of her visit was the signing of a new and expanded Memorandum of Understanding between Egerton and Virginia Tech, which will facilitate engagement across the breadth of the universities. Read more.

About CALS Global

  • The mission of CALS Global is to build partnerships, drive thought leadership, and create opportunities - to serve globally.
  • CALS Global values innovation in programs, positive outcomes that make a difference in the world, and connectedness with those who share our goals.
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