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.
CALS in the World
Virginia Tech and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are leading the charge to grow safe and nutritious food for a growing global population. Both are working to address the challenge of securing safe and healthy water for people around the world. And both are preparing a new generation of leaders to tackle these and many other issues that lay ahead.
It is for these reasons that the two leading research institutions are establishing a partnership to collaborate on research and development. The partnership will not only benefit their home countries, but citizens around the globe.
The Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) officially launched Feed the Future Senegal Jeunesse en Agriculture. The project will carry on the work of the CIRED-led Education and Research in Agriculture project in Senegal by expanding 4-H clubs across the country and institutionalizing positive youth development nationally.
CALS in Service
Virginia Tech President Tim Sands explains how the university works inside the commonwealth and across the globe to help increase crop yields while reducing the use of toxic chemicals.