Professional Development

International Programs plans and manages short- and long-term learning experiences for hundreds of international visitors each year in plant breeding and pathology, food marketing and processing, animal sciences, research management, farmer-led research, and other sciences. It also coordinates the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Cornell, which brings up to 15 mid-career professionals from around the world to Cornell each year to expand their professional skills through course work, independent projects, special seminars, and interaction with faculty and off-campus experts in their field.

Your participation in a professional development or training program with Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences International Programs office will put you in touch with some of the latest developments in research, teaching and extension. The resources to support international activities at Cornell University are numerous.

Cornell University is the land grant university for New York state, there are extension educators in every county, agribusiness, industries and public agencies alike have developed good relations with our faculty for field trips and additional references for our visitors. More than half of the 365 faculty members within the College of Agriculture have worked on international projects in other countries. Take a look at some of the other country based and thematic programs within CIIFAD to get an idea of our current/past activities.

In addition to the 745 acre campus the university's extended campus includes an agricultural and experiment station in Geneva, a vineyard research laboratory in Fredonia, and animal science teaching and research center in Harford, a teaching and research forest in two counties, and urban programs in New York City and Washington D.C.