Get connected with others who share your global mindset and passions

You're concerned about global poverty. You think handouts fail to address the root problems. You have a passion for business — but business with integrity and purpose. The Center for International Development (CID) at the Fermanian School of Business wants to partner with you.

At the CID, we combine practical business knowledge with compassionate hearts to address the deepest challenges of poverty around the world. The CID's mission and purpose is integrated into everything we do.

We connect students to events, resources, internships, and jobs to help them find successful and fulfilling careers as alumni. Students pursuing majors or minors in international development, nonprofit organization management, or sustainability studies directly benefit from the CID’s partnership and network of support, events, and collaboration opportunities.

Join us as we seek new and better ways to serve others in need.

You’re invited, along with organizations around the world, to support others as they seek meaningful, productive, and sustainable livelihoods.


The Center for International Development

where business and mission intersect

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Your donation to the CID will help bring important speakers to campus, send students to relevant conferences, and facilitate internship/job opportunities for our students/graduates who engage in global poverty alleviation, innovative non-profits, and social enterprises. Help us help students to use business to serve the least of these!

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"HOPE International has greatly benefited from the training and preparation the Center for International Development offers its student body, as we’ve engaged interns and hired graduates from the school over the years. We’ve found those with a background from the CID to be uniquely equipped for service and leadership, and actively engaged with the complex issues surrounding poverty."

Peter Greer, President & CEO of HOPE International

Bob Goff brings a large collection of colorful balloons to his Love Does students in Uganda

"I have been teaching and partnering with PLNU for more than a decade. The Center for International Development has connected me with a number of outstanding interns who have come equipped to serve non-profits, care about poor people the world over, and daily put their love into action. It is a privilege for me to endorse their work and commend them to you."

Bob Goff
New York Times bestselling author of Love Does

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Fermanian Conference Center
Main Campus

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(619) 849-2792 

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