At Lake Forest College, our students and faculty approach global issues like war and peace, development and underdevelopment, and imperialism and national self-determination with an interdisciplinary approach. Through study in politics, history, economics, sociology, psychology, and foreign languages, our students prepare for positions in U.S. national government and the national governments of other countries, and with inter-governmental institutions, non-governmental institutions, and business enterprises.
In her blog post, “A personal and cross-cultural view of microfinance,” Ethiopia native Hiwot Teshome Mamo ’15 compares and contrasts the cultures and systems of lending in parts of Africa and in the United States. Mamo is double majoring in economics and international relations at Lake Forest College and interned at Accion, a small business lender, in the fall of 2013.
In May of 2012, Kaitlyn Schroeder graduated from Lake Forest College with a major in international relations and minors in economics and Spanish. A few months later, the Peace Corps sent her to a small town in northwestern Dominican Republic as a community development officer.