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Agricorps opportunities

AgriCorps is a Peace Corps type organization that sends American college graduates with a degree in agriculture to the developing world to teach agriculture. AgriCorps uses youth to transfer agricultural technology into farming communities and develop young agricultural leaders.

Here’s what we’re looking for:
1. Degree in Agriculture
2. Past 4-H/FFA experience
3. Production Ag background (Farming, ranching, SAE Projects, gardens, etc.)

Apply online (http://agricorps.org/agricorps-how/) by March 1, 2015 to volunteer in the July 2015-June 2016 year.

Have questions? Email Audrey Denney at: Audrey.denney@agricorps.org

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Free screening: Walking the Camino Six ways to Santiago

Wednesday, November 19th 7pm

at the Lyric Theatre

Free to the public, sponsored by DACII and Phi Beta Delta

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Education Abroad 2013 Photo Contest deadline April 1st at 5pm!

Learn more here

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Michael Fulcher Student Blog: Dorm Life at Perrotis College

Dormitory at Perrotis College

Dorm life here is really different from my experience in Pritchard Hall my Freshman year. Many of the 200 students at this school live on campus, but it is still very quiet in my building. I have lived off campus for a year and a half so it is an adjustment sharing a bedroom with some one else again.

This dorm building is practically brand new. Our rooms are suite style; two rooms, each with two beds and a bath, are connected by a lounge area. This common room has couches, a table, chairs, a sink, and a mini-fridge. Each bedroom also has a sliding glass door that opens onto a shared porch with a great view.

There is a large lounge on the ground floor just inside the front doors. There are lots of couches, tables, and chairs. There is a flat screen T.V. and an Andy Warhol portrait of the school’s benefactor.

There is a roof top garden that people spend late nights in when it is warm. The wi-fi is good in the common rooms but spotty in the bedrooms. Most important of all though, is the FREE on site laundry.

The biggest difference is that no one here seems to go all out decorating their dorm room. The walls in my room is pretty bare so to make it feel more like home I’ve bought some little things: a cactus, a candle, and ice-cube trays. Little things like that go a long way towards making a place feel like home.

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VT Education Abroad March Newsletter

March 2013 Newsletter

Highlights:

  • The deadline for all Education Abroad Scholarships for the 2013 Summer and Fall semesters is March 29th at 5:00 p.m.
  • Annual Photo Contest! It’s time to search through your memory cards and photo albums! The annual Education Abroad Photo Contest is now open for submissions.
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Mike Fulcher Student Blog: Comparison of VT and Perrotis (Greece)

Dairy Cows at Perrotis

The school I am attending is a private college accredited by the Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales, so it follows their rules to the letter. This means small things like using the Harvard citation method and also big things like only attending college for three years. However, this school in pretty unique in the way its majors operate. There are only a few options and everyone in the same major takes the same classes at the same time.

The directed learning paths are the result of the school’s size, which is especially tiny when compared to VT. There are only 200 students here – the size of a lot of my classes Freshman year. None of my classes have more than 30 students.

Dairy Farm at Perrotis

The classes have little or no homework and no quizzes, instead they typically rely on a large final exam or term project to determine your grade.

A similarity between VT and Perrotis College is the inclusion of farm land on campus. There is a sizable dairy farm, a large chicken house, vegetable plots, land for field crops, two olive groves, and a lot of greenhouses. Some fun facts: the dairy farm here was the first in all of Greece to pasteurize its milk and it was also the first farm in Greece to offer Omega-3 chicken eggs.

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Winter and Spring 2013 Insurance Enrollment Deadline is Dec 3rd

To study abroad program leaders,

This is a gentle reminder that your completed insurance enrollment spreadhseets for winter break and spring 2013 programs are due in the VT Education Abroad Scholar site’s Drop Box by 5:00PM on Monday, December 3rd. Please see the first Announcement in the Scholar site for instructions on how to download, complete and upload the spreadsheet. Our CISI enrollment manager will be going into the Scholar site after December 3rd to process the enrollments. She will place pdfs of your group’s invoice in the Drop Box for you to process. VT Education Abroad will notify you when your invoice is ready. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions/concerns. With best wishes for a restful weekend, Jenny Jennifer Quijano Sax Interim Director for Education Abroad Outreach and International Affairs, Virginia Tech 526 Prices Fork Road (0378), Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA   Phone: 540-231-2114 Fax: 540-231-5164 E-mail: jquisax@vt.edu Web: www.educationabroad.vt.edu

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Is going abroad right for you? Explore your options!

Find out Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:45 to 5:45p

“Great Room” Honors Residential College (East AJ)

Free pizza and refreshments!

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Openings for South Africa and Greece exchanges for 2012 Fall semester

Application deadlines extended!

To learn more about the Greece exchange, contact John Crunkilton at jcrunkil@vt.edu

Perrotis College (Greece) info: http://www.hort.vt.edu/calsabroad/abroadprograms.html

To learn more about South Africa exchange, contact Jim McKenna at jamckenn@vt.edu

University of the Free State (South Africa) link: http://www.ufs.ac.za/

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