Health Ambassadors

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Blaze a trail to a healthier future

A new opportunity for students who join Calvin in the fall of 2024.

In a time of pandemic, one thing is clear: the physical, mental, and spiritual health of our communities affects each and every one of us. If ever there was a time for passionate thinkers and problem-solvers to step forward and chart a course to a healthier society, it is now.

As a health ambassador, you’ll be part of a tight-knit group that shares your passion for shaping healthier communities. And because this is Calvin, you’ll learn by doing—solving real-world problems in real communities. You could spearhead a health-focused service project in a local neighborhood. You might travel abroad to see firsthand how different communities grapple uniquely with the challenge of public wellness.

The challenges we face can be as broad as a pandemic and as local as a single person’s mental health. As a health ambassador, you’ll graduate with the skill and experience to lead from the front lines.

Students who start at Calvin in the fall 2023 semester may apply to join this cohort. Applications to join the Health Ambassadors will be open until December 15, 2022.

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What you’ll experience in this cohort

Diverse perspectives - Health ambassadors can come from any major or field of study. You’ll collaborate with peers studying biology, psychology, history, medicine, and more. Your personality, skills, and interests will strengthen your cohort in unique ways.
Incredible mentors - Calvin’s faculty bring deep expertise in health-related fields, with decades of teaching and clinical experience. They’ll be right alongside you as you learn, work, and research.
Leadership roles - Make a difference right on campus. You could step into a leadership role in a student organization to shape health and behavior in the Calvin community.
Frontline opportunities - Health ambassadors step boldly out into the communities they serve. From clinics to hospitals to social agencies, you’ll find plenty of places to have an impact even before you graduate.

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  • How to Join the Health Ambassadors Cohort

    Step 1: Apply and be admitted to Calvin! The Calvin application opens August 1, 2022.

    Step 2: Once admitted, complete the Calvin Cohorts Application by December 15, 2022.

    Step 3: If invited, attend a Calvin Cohorts Preview & Interview Day in January or February.

    When you find a cohort that looks interesting, read the full page carefully for any special requirements or deadlines. You can apply to more than one cohort, but you can only participate in one cohort at a time.

    Note: Cohort applications will only be accepted for students starting at Calvin in the fall 2023 semester. If you’ll be starting at Calvin earlier, we would love to help you discover your other opportunities at Calvin. We invite you to plan a visit.

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