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International Development Studies

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International Development Studies

Year Abroad Program

International Development Studies (IDST) at Trent offers a unique year abroad program that provides students the opportunity to spend a full academic year in Ghana.

The IDS Year Abroad Program is part of the IDST curriculum, and combines third year level university course work in a developing country context with valuable hands-on experience through a community placement. Students learn about the history and culture of another society, acquire skills in community development, engage in a cross-cultural living experience, and make contacts and friendships in a new community.

Many students who have participated in the IDST year abroad program have found it to be a positive and life-transforming experience. Working and living in another culture challenges many of one's assumptions, and opens new avenues of thinking and understanding.

Trent-in Ghana

The Trent-in-Ghana Program enables undergraduates to deepen their understanding of comparative and international development by living, studying, and working in Ghana.

To learn more about the Trent-in-Ghana Program download the brochure here or click the picture below!