Monthly Archives: August 2015

VT Spotlight on Extension Internship Program

Student internships ‘open doors and raise ceilings’

A few days after his final exam in spring 2015, Samuel Elizondo of Monterrey, Mexico, a junior majoring in biological systems engineering, boarded a plane and headed to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to intern with the International Water Management Institute.

He used his engineering background to focus on data modeling, statistical interpretation of data, and project management for the institute. He also worked with farmers in the field to provide clean water systems.

Read the entire article here.

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US Borlaug Fellows Call for Applications

The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC) or a qualifying National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit. U.S. citizenship is required, and applicants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate program at the time of application. A list of previous recipients is here.

Applications are available at the program website.

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Feedback wanted: VT Exchange Fact Sheet

The Virginia Tech Exchange Fact Sheet is made for partner institutions to give to prospective exchange students. The Global Education Office welcomes and appreciates any feedback, particularly for the Academic Information sections (pages 11-15). Please let them know if you are aware of any new majors in your respective colleges and/or updates to restricted areas. Send feedback to Rommelyn Conde by Tuesday, August 18th

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