Impact of International Programs shown in 2017 annual report

Valene Alvarez in Nicaragua

If you want to find out about the global impact CFAES has on the world, just take a look at the new annual report released by International Programs in Agriculture (IPA).

International Programs helps the college address food security, environmental sustainability and health and wellness on a global scale by working with faculty, researchers, and students at Ohio State and at partner institutions around the world.

From assisting with study abroad opportunities for CFAES undergraduates to implementing degree programs for international graduate students, IPA helps prepare the future workforce by offering an international perspective.

IPA promotes global opportunities within the college, with an emphasis on the developing world, by:

  • assisting faculty and researchers with the submission and administration of international grants and contracts,
  • managing short-term scientific exchange programs for international visitors and scientists,
  • supporting recruitment efforts for the Peace Corps on Ohio State’s campus,
  • coordinating the writing and approval of memoranda of understanding between college units and international institutions,
  • guiding the placement of international students in internships within the private sector.

Among IPA’s 2017 accomplishments:

  • 19 Distinguished International Scholars hosted through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Scientific Exchange Programs
  • 412 international interns and trainees placed from 40 countries
  • 31 international agreements with institutions in 19 different countries
  • 6th ranked U.S. institution in number of alums serving as active Peace Corps volunteers
  • 219 international students enrolled in CFAES