In international development studies, you'll learn about the factors that contribute to global hunger, poverty and oppression. Discover how you can build a world in which every human being has the opportunity to flourish.

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Equipping agents of renewal

The statistics can be jarring: 1.2 billion people struggle to make ends meet on less than $1.25 a day, while an additional 2.7 billion do it on less than $2.50 per day. At Calvin we want to give you the skills and the knowledge to do somethign about it.

With an interdisciplinary array of courses, experiential off-campus learning, community development internships, vocational retreats and an annual Faith and International Development Conference, Calvin's IDS program prepares you be a servant of God in a global context. Many graduates go on to work in fields such as community health, environmental science and international law.

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Many students also choose to pair their IDS studies with a specialization in another field such as business, international relations or political science.
If you have a particular area of interest, talk to your advisor about out how it might fit with IDS.

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Non-governmental Organizations

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Off-campus Programs

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