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Welcome to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences International Programs (CALS International Programs) website.  CALS International Programs aims to help facilitate international work and collaborations among the faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and partners from all over the world. CALS is heavily involved in international work with 176 faculty involved in international projects and 157 partners.


CALS International Programs houses CALS Global Academy which offers customized training programs for international professionals and researchers that take advantage of the both large pool of knowledge and expertise at NCSU, and the diverse agriculture industry within North Carolina.


Explore the Faculty Database to learn more about our globally active faculty and their projects. Under the Global Academy tab you will find information about our training programs, as well as descriptions and photo galleries of our previously conducted sessions. Visit the Resources tab to find faculty and student grant opportunities, and information about conducting university work abroad. For more information about CALS International Programs and our team, visit the About Us tab. There you will also find information about recent international visits to the college and prestigious awards given to our faculty.



2016 in review for CALS Global Academy


This year, CALS Global Academy has had the pleasure of hosting fellows from China, Moldova, Brazil, Jamaica and Turkey. The various training topics included; agricultural biotechnology, post-harvest management, extension services, plant variety protection, and vegetable breeding and production.

Through these training programs CALS Global Academy involved over 58 CALS faculty and staff from 11 departments and over 50 undergrad and graduate students. Global Academy has also worked with North Carolina A&T faculty and various North Carolina agricultural associations and government departments.


CALS Global Academy took trainees to over 29 different farm sites representing the diversity of crops produced in North Carolina. Programs also included visits to several North Carolina based agricultural companies including Bayer Crop Science, Syngenta, and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

CALS International Programs is proud to report on the success of Global Academy and is delighted by all the support provided by faculty, staff, students, the North Carolina farming community, and agricultural business leaders.