Whether for a summer, semester or an interim, history students have the opportunity to study abroad either through Calvin's off-campus programs or non-Calvin programs. These programs will push you to be more globally aware and will challenge you in your specific field of study.
The Henry Semester in Washington, D.C.
- In Washington, D.C. you'll gain a real-world perspective on the ideas you've learned in the classroom at Calvin. Political science major or not, you can work with Career Development to find a place to gain valuable experience in your field of study. And all this with the nation's capital as the backdrop. You might work at CNN, the Canadian Embassy, the Department of Transportation, Amnesty International or even the White House—the possibilities are endless.
Semester in Hungary
- Get to know a major European city better than you know your own neighborhood. A hub for food, politics, fine arts, and thermal baths, Budapest, Hungary offers the opportunity to learn alongside inspiring Hungarians who serve refugees, teach in schools, and advocate for positive social change.
Semester in Britain
- No matter what major you're pursuing—business, communications, education, English, film, history, information technology, sport and exercise or religion—you'll find classes to take at York St. John University.
IDIS W43 "Tibet: In Search of the Land of Snows"
- Tibet has been long enshrined in the Western imagination as “Shangri-la,” a peaceful, spiritual utopia preserved in its remote Himalayan sanctuary.
IDIS W44 History, Culture and Art of Ancient and Medieval Greece
- This course offers a study-tour of major urban centers of Greece with a special emphasis on history, culture and art, as well as related aspects of early Christian culture.
IDIS 340/HIST 380 Field Work in Archaeology (May)
- Offered in conjunction with field work done by Calvin faculty or quality field schools of other universities. An on-site introduction to archaeological field work designed to (outcomes) enable the student to practice methodologies involved in excavation, typological and comparative analysis of artifacts, the use of non-literary sources in the written analysis of human cultural history, and engagement of the local community in archaeological heritage.
IDIS W49 Legacies of Empire: Political Economy and Society in Curacao and Trinidad
- This course undertakes interdisciplinary exploration of the historical and contemporary legacies of European empires in the Caribbean region through a cross-national comparative analysis of political economy and society on the islands of Curacao and Trinidad.