Student testimonials

What is it like to study at ISS? A culturally diverse environment, a close-knit community and a rigorous academic hub that prepares you for a career in local and international development, humanitarianism, civil society and public service are some of the benefits. Check out what students have to say about our programmes.

ISS Changemakers

Unravelling the stories of future leaders in the development sector. 

The Netherlands used to be at the forefront of progressive politics and we are losing that. I hope that we can be more inclusive because there are people like me, who are children of immigrants, who want a seat at the table.
A portrait photo of Mikal Tseggai, where a red blazer and white top against a brown background
['Estampas Maricas de Lima'] aims to make it clear that LGBT people are present in the history of Peru.
The greatest potential lies where you are standing.
I want to be engaged in projects related to sustainability.
I feel motivated to continue working [in the fields] of social justice and inclusion.
I speak on behalf of my inner-child.

Programme testimonials

Learn about course work and teaching methods offered in the Development Studies MA programme.

'I chose ISS because of its critical and practical approach.'
Sabina's experience
'Professors challenge us to think critically.'
Christopher's experience
Karen Vanesa Marriner Castro picture
'The GDP major gave me the possibility to understand multi-stakeholder processes from a governance perspective'
Karen's experience

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