The student experience

Justine Kavanagh talks about 3rd year


One of my professors told me I should apply and the next thing I knew I was having meetings about going to Uganda. It just goes to show that anything can happen when you put yourself out there.


Cassandra Cardiff talks about 4th year


Development is interesting... it's not about going abroad. It's about acting locally but thinking globally.


Jean‑Philippe Chater talks about 4th year


The IDS program is great - it recognizes that the study of international development transcends specific subjects, offering courses from biology, sociology, philosophy, to political science. It gives you that macro view of how everything fits.

Julia Harbell talks about 4th year (King's)


IDS is practical - it's not just learning about abstract theories. You can apply it to things that are happening in the world right now.


Andrea Landriault talks about 4th year


As much as I’d love to be the kind of person who organizes protests and holds a sign and pickets things, that’s not my style. I like to change things from the inside.


Tiffany Vass talks about 4th year


You understand a lot more from being [in Cuba] and talking to the people there than from reading a textbook. I’m really happy IDS has this program. I’d love to go back one day to visit ‘my Cuban family.’