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Get involved as a student of history

There are plenty of ways to get involved as a student of history at Calvin. Check out these opportunities.

Off-campus programs

Through association with a number of off-campus programs, you can study abroad for a summer, a semester, or more. Current and recent semester programs for history majors include Britain and Hungary. Students have also spent semesters in China and Ghana. Studying in another part of the world through non-Calvin programs is also possible.


History students can complete an internship for history credit. In the past, we have offered internships specifically in museums, but the internship program is being expanded to also offer positions in public history, non-profits, local business, and more. Find out more about the HIST 393 History Internship and other internship opportunities for history students.



The McGregor Summer Research Fellowship program pairs students in the social sciences with professors to conduct scholarly research during the summer.


History offers courses abroad and on-campus during the Interim. Travel with History professors to Turkey, Vietnam or Greece in January or Jordan in May. History professors also teach sections of DCM with a historical twist.

Student activities

Monthly lectures, movie nights, social events, career talks, a student/faculty lounge, and more give History major and minors many opportunities to interact and learn from each other.