Global Opportunities for Students
CALS Global challenges students from all backgrounds and disciplines to explore, learn, and engage with other cultures through study abroad, international research and internships, and outreach opportunities.
Explore these opportunities to travel the world and discover your passions — while gaining valuable skills and making progress towards your degree.
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Opportunities abound for Hokies to engage globally. Study abroad with programs led by CALS faculty, take part in a university exchange program, or find an international internship. Tap into the resources at the university and beyond to bring international experiences to fruition.
General ItemCALS Faculty-Led Programs
Browse study abroad course led by CALS faculty. Choose from a variety of courses in Europe, Central and South America, Africa, and Oceania, in fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions.
General ItemFeatured CALS Semester Abroad and Exchange Programs
See additional options for international engagement via this list of external opportunities, curated by the CALS Global team.
General ItemInternships and Work Abroad
Explore global internship and research options through Virginia Tech, as well as through partners from around the world.
General ItemUniversity-wide Resources for International Engagement
Go beyond CALS and tap into the resources of the university to power your international travels.
Go Global with Your Degree
INTERNATIONAL DEGREE OPTIONS IN CALS
NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Redirect ItemVirginia Tech launches Peace Corps Prep certificate program , redirect
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.
General ItemCongratulations 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.
Redirect ItemCosta Rica: An exploration of health, community, and yoga in a Blue Zone of Costa Rica , redirect
This international experiential learning program is centered around Nosara, Costa Rica—which is one of the five Blue Zones (areas where the highest proportion of centenarians exist [e.g., those 100+years of age]). Overall, students will examine the intersect between yoga, community values, and health. Key components will include discussion with locals about customs that support health (focus on physical heath and community), a service learning project (tree planting), an open-air food demonstration, and daily yoga practice (inclusive breathing, postures, meditation).