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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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    International Programs 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



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    2021 CALS Global Faculty Scholars
    2021 CALS Global Faculty Scholars , article

    Dr. Tom Archibald, Associate Professor in Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education and Dr. Catherine Larochelle, Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Applied Economics are named CALS Global Faculty Scholars.

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    2020 GAP Report and Launch
    2020 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.

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    Faculty 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.

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    Tom Thompson, CALS associate dean and director of Global Programs, in Kenya
    About CALS Global

    CALS Global builds partnerships, drives thought leadership, and creates opportunities – to serve globally. Learn more about our mission and our team.