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About the Department of International Development Studies


The Department of International Development Studies aims to foster greater understanding between developed and underdeveloped societies through study, research and cross-cultural learning experiences.


IDS Funded Internships in Uganda for Summer 2016

Application deadline Tuesday March 1
The Department of International Development Studies is offering two internships of $6000 to work with NGOs in Uganda on food security policy in Summer 2016.
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Mt. Allison-Dalhousie Study Abroad in India Program

Deadline for Applications: December 18, 2015

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Earn the Certificate in Intercultural Communication

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Department Research: Dr. Robert Huish

Globetrotting or Global Citizenship: The Perils and Potential of International Experiential Learning (2014). University of Toronto Press.
Professor Bob Huish co-edited, along with Rebecca Tiessen (University of Ottawa) a collection about the ethics of Experiential Learning. IDS Professor John Cameron appears in this volume along with scholars from across Canada. Globetrotting or Global Citizenship will serve as the text book for our Experiential Learning courses (INTD 3109 & INTD 3107).
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Department Research: Dr. Nissim Mannathukkaren

Engaging with the Public

As an academic, one has no option but to grapple with two vital questions...
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