International Development 

Are you interested with a career in international development, working abroad? Do you want to deepen your knowledge on international affairs and global problems? Do you want to work in an NGO, a government agency, or an international organization (including the UN) to promote sustainable development? The University of Rhode Island currently offers a Minor in International Development coordinated by Dr. Lisa Hiwasaki. 

This program is designed for undergraduate students interested in deepening their knowledge on international development: collaboration among countries around the world towards achieving a world where all life can thrive, regardless of where they live. 

Through the minor, students explore sustainable development topics from local to global perspectives: 

Courses in International Development currently offered in the Department of Marine Affairs at URI taught by Dr. Hiwasaki include:

URI undergraduate students interested in this program,
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For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Hiwasaki at