International Development Studies Minor
Conduct RESEARCH in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Gain RESOURCES to prepare you and fund your research
Build RELATIONSHIPS with faculty and peers
The goal of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies’ minor in International Development Studies (IDS) is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to learn about and contribute to international development discourse and practice. IDS will provide context and an academic foundation for students to analyze the dynamics of development across the globe, as well as help students develop skills for effective engagement in a complex world.
"All Jokes Aside: When ‘Number Two’ is Public Enemy Number One"
➜Colleen Ballantyne ’20, an International Development Studies minor, is studying how open defection affects women in rural India, where poverty and a lack of access to latrines have made the practice commonplace. (more...)
2020 Senior Spotlight
To honor our seniors while campus is closed due to the coronavirus, the Kellogg Institute is profiling one senior each day to showcase the work they’ve done through the Kellogg International Scholars Program and the International Development Studies minor. Follow the series here and on Instagram.
Irla Atanda is a senior IDS minor majoring in American Studies with additional minors in business economics and theology. She was a co-chair of the student-led Human Development Conference (HDC) this year and helped define and execute a successful conference titled, “Development on the Move: Global Strategies Informed by Local Contexts”.
Irla received a Kellogg/Kroc Undergraduate Research Grant for her project, “The Venezuelan Migrants: Encountering Social Barriers in the Labor Market” and spent the summer of 2019 in Colombia interviewing Venezuelan immigrant families who had been displaced as a result of the humanitarian crisis present in Venezuela. This research informed her capstone project, “Voices of Venezuelan Immigrants: Navigating Changes in the Family Structure, Cultural Integration, and Education”, which she also presented at the HDC.
Senior Capstone Projects