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!
Multicultural Student Development
Events, programs, fellowship groups and leadership opportunities for multicultural students
International Student Development
Events, immigration resources, leadership opportunities for international students
Application, immigration and financial aid
Entrada Scholars Program
Apply for Entrada program, dates, schedules, gallery
U.S. ethnic minorities in Calvin’s student body
international students in Calvin's student body
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.
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.
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.