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 for international students

Entrada Scholars Program
Apply for Entrada Scholars program (for racial ethnic minority high school students), dates, schedules, gallery

Quick Facts
  • 17%

    U.S. ethnic minority

  • 12.7%

    international students

  • 51

    countries represented by the student body

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, a series of conversations that explore cultural attitudes, and Rangeela, our international student variety show.

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 (for African American women), My Brother’s Keeper (for men of color and those who identify with their experiences), Puentes (for Hispanic/Latin@ students), 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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