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Having a meaningful international experience can increase your independence and ability to be flexible. It can enhance marketability when it is time to look for a job. And, as we hear time and time again, it can be life changing.

CALS recognizes that students study abroad for a variety of reasons, and as a result, offers a great variety of international options to CALS students to support their diverse interests.

Academic Year or Semester Long Opportunities

There are two approved avenues for studying abroad during the Fall, Spring, or the full Academic Year: Cornell's Office of Global Learning or the CALS Exchange Program. 

Special Programs and Opportunities

You are not interested in leaving the Cornell campus for a full semester but you still want to internationalize your degree? Besides the study abroad and exchange opportunities, you can also consider doing a summer internship abroad or enrolling in a class with an abroad component

  •       The CALS Global Fellows Program
    The CALS Global Fellows Program supports CALS undergraduate students from any major to pursue professionally-focused summer internships. Acceptance to the program is highly competitive and a limited number of students are selected each year. Fellows receive professional development, logistical, and financial support.
  •       Faculty-Led Programs
    Faculty-led programs offer a short-term study abroad experience that is organized and led by Cornell faculty. Generally speaking, a faculty-led program is an academic course that combines traditional classroom learning with experiential learning abroad. The experience abroad can be as short as one week or span over an entire summer. For students who have never travelled internationally, study tours can be a good way to get one’s feet wet in a safe and supervised setting.

Search here for all on- and off-campus global opportunities. Be sure to filter your search by “Agriculture and Life Sciences” to see all CALS-approved programs! You will also find opportunities for career development, community-engaged learning and service, fellowships and funding, research, and other special interest programs.