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For aspiring leaders and seekers of justice, Calvin is a place to dig deep into the ideas that knit societies together.

At Calvin, you will learn new ways of understanding the complexities of justice and power, while dwelling in community with fellow students and working closely with professors both inside and outside the classroom. You’ll experience small class sizes, student research positions, internship opportunities, and off-campus programs, including a semester in Washington D.C.

You’ll explore issues that matters, from the local, to the national, to the global. And you’ll develop knowledge and skills that are applicable to a wide range of careers, including politics and government, public and non-profit administration, law, diplomacy, international business and finance, education, and journalism.

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