Make a difference while you learn

Here at global development, we work to build a more sustainable, equitable world - at home and abroad. Our students are at the forefront of those efforts through their involvement on campus, in the local community and across the globe. Students in Global Development are encouraged to make the world their classroom and engage with the community.

From Ithaca to India: Students unite to learn from experts in agricultural development

Engage with real world challenges

Students in Global Development step out of the classroom and into local communities. Hear the stories of students who have travelled the world to apply their education.


Ben Fields ’20: Big heart, bigger hopes to change the world

"My experiences abroad were all eye-opening experiences that pushed the boundaries of what I considered possible in terms of knowledge and experiences."


Keelin Kelly '20: Tackling climate change alongside farmers in Armenia

"My interactions with Armenian farmers reminded me of why I love research. Making connections with people, sharing resources and knowledge and working together towards a better solution is truly irreplaceable."

Costa Rica

Mary Beth Dale '21: Creating sustainable paths forward

"One of the most lasting impacts of this experience was my newfound ability to be a more sustainable individual. At the center, we worked hard to mitigate our footprint on the world."

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A woman in a red jacket smiles as she is photographed in front of water
A student on a bridge in a forest

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