International Programs

The College of Agriculture and Life Science's International Programs office challenges students of all backgrounds and disciplines to explore, learn, and engage with other cultures through study abroad, international research, and outreach.

Selected Programs

Global Education in CALS (PDF | 168KB)

ALS 3954: Environment, Health and Culture in Ecuador (December 28, 2016- January 14, 2017)

Global Issues in Sustainability in Costa Rica (11 days during Wintermester 2016)

AAEC 3954/5954: Agriculture, International Trade, and Environmental Sustainability: New Zealand (Wintermester December 29 - January 16)

APSC 3954 British Isles Study Abroad: Applied Animal Behavior and Management (Summer Session 1, 2016)

We have a number of faculty-led trips sponsored by Virginia Tech that offer service learning opportunities as well as the chance to earn academic credit. Faculty led trips are led by VT professors and students from VT and occasionally other schools as well. These include the following:

  • Belize via Pamplin and Peacework: Belize Brochure (PDF | 584KB)
  • Senegal (Winter Break)
  • Senegal (Summer)
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
  • Switzerland and Africa
Greek Arch

Ecole d’Ingénieurs de Purpan (Toulouse University), France

University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf (HSWT), Freising, Germany

Perrotis College (The American Farm School), Thessaloniki, Greece (exchange, individual study abroad, internships)

University of the Free State, Free State, South Africa

Dalhousie College and Memorial University, Canada

University College Dublin, Ireland

  • Presentation
  • Dublin Agriculture Science Booklet (PDF | 6MB)


Name & Program Role Contact Information
Jerzy Nowak
CALS International Programs Coordinator
301 Saunders Hall (0327),
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-2663 |
Sarah Gugercin
Design and Web Support
306a Saunders Hall (0327),
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5451 |


Jerzy Nowak 
International Programs Coordinator
306-F Saunders Hall (0927)
490 West Campus Drive, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-2663 (office)
540-231-3083 (fax)