Academics / Departments & Programs / Global Development Studies / Student Experience
There are many way to pursue community development, environmental sustainability and justice work here in Grand Rapids. Get together with likeminded students and deepen your understanding of the world through extracurriciular opportunities.
Faith and International Development Conference
- Join the student-led leadership team to help plan and organize the conference, or volunteer your time during the conference. You’ll interact with 35 different organizations, including USAID, World Renew, International Justice Mission, Bread for the World, HOPE International, Compassion and many more.
- As part of the GDS program, every student will participate in an off-campus program in a developing nation.
- Join World Renew as a development intern for a summer or a semester.
- The Service-Learning Center offers many opportunities to work alongside local non-profit organizations and churches in their service programs. Through these opportunities, you’ll have the chance to see local community development and interact with low-income populations.
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