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Alumni Testimonials

International and Economic Development Programs

Craig Stewart
MA International Development, Class of 2011
Executive Director | The Warehouse

“Completing an MA in International Development at Eastern University has equipped me to be a far more effective practitioner operating locally but able to learn from   and contribute to the global context. ”.

I am very grateful for the opportunity I had to complete an MA in International Development through Eastern University.  As someone with good experience but limited formal educational background in development, the MA gave me a solid grounding in the breadth of areas critical to being an effective practitioner.  As a practitioner I valued the balance between theory and practice led by faculty who are also excellent practitioners in their fields.  As a follower of Christ the emphasis on wrestling with the application of my faith into the maters I was studying was an extremely formative experience.  Finally, as an African leading a local non profit, becoming part of the extensive network of students, faculty and alumni from around the world was an unexpected inspiration and has contributed to my ongoing learning since
completing the degree. 

                                                                    

Heather Newton
MA International Development, Class of 2011

“The MA in International Development program at Eastern University provided the tools and resources to gain a better understanding of the development field”.

Through open discussion in the classroom setting, we were able to grapple with theories and practical subject matter in order to  analytically look at pertinent topics in development. The program took me from the place of idealism and no knowledge to a new sphere of understanding with problem-solving skills. It was a very rich, life-changing experience”.

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