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

Leadership, Service, & Africana Studies in Ghana (May 24 - July 7, 2017)

  • 6 credits
  • $1,000 to $1,500 airfare scholarships available
  • Program Flyer

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

Global Issues in Sustainability in Costa Rica (January 6 to 15th, 2017)

Comparative Study of Agricultural and Life Sciences in Morocco (May 20, 2017-June 3, 2017)


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


Name & Program Role Contact Information
Tom Thompson
Associate Dean and Director of International Programs
104 E Hutcheson Hall,
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Call for Applications

U.S. Borlaug Summer Institute on Global Food Security
Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Program Website


Tom Thompson
Associate Dean and Director of International Programs
104 E Hutcheson Hall