Join a community that celebrates you

Calvin’s multicultural and international community has been growing steadily for more than ten years, earning Calvin a top-five ranking for number of international students (Open Doors Report 2013). Check out organizations, programs and events that will help you flourish here. We can’t wait to find out what you will bring to our community!

Related pages

Multicultural Student Development
Events, programs, fellowship groups and leadership opportunities for multicultural students

International Student Development
Events, immigration resources, leadership opportunities for international students

International Admissions
Application, immigration and financial aid

Entrada Scholars Program
Apply for Entrada program, dates, schedules, gallery


Quick Facts
    • 13%

      U.S. ethnic minorities in Calvin’s student body

    • 10%

      international students in Calvin's student body

    • 140

      multicultural scholarships awarded to U.S. ethnic minorities

Ways to get involved

Calvin has dozens of events and groups that celebrate diversity in the student body. The multicultural and international student offices host groups for students from different ethnic backgrounds, as well as large campus events like UnLearn Week and Rangeela. Check out these images for specific opportunities and events.

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In Their Own Words
    At Calvin there is such a diversity of personalities, ethnicities and interests. But overall there seems to be a culture of kindness, of interest in each others' lives, and I love this about Calvin.” Micah Warners, Student

 

Get the support you need to succeed

Calvin offers many ways for multicultural and international students to thrive in college. From orientation to immigration support and tutoring, staff and faculty are here to support you.


International orientation

This fun and informative orientation session just for international students will get you ready to move into the dorms, set up a bank account, explore Michigan and more. Learn more.

Mentoring

Connect with a junior or senior student who can help you stay on track academically and personally in your first year at Calvin. Learn more.

Academic support

Meet with an academic advisor to stay on track and build good study habits. Tutoring in specific subjects is also available. Learn more.

Celebrate your culture

Join a group for people with similar backgrounds, like Sister to Sister, My Brother’s Keeper, Puentes and many more.

Immigration support

Ensure your immigration status as an international student is in good standing with our staff. Learn more.

 

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