The Ford Program fosters opportunities for Notre Dame students to explore issues related to human development in and beyond the classroom. Our goal is to train the next generation of passionate leaders in the fight against global poverty.

Students involved with the Ford Program develop the skills to:

Opportunities for students through the Ford Program

Join the interdisciplinary minor in International Development Studies, which provides a unique opportunity for Notre Dame undergraduates to explore international development holistically.

Participate in events on campus to engage with other students and dialogue on human development.

Engage in fieldwork through undergraduate internships with the Kellogg Institute, the Center for Social Concerns and the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Share scholarly ideas and culture through student and faculty exchange opportunities with partner universities in other countries.


Ford Family Program