A new program is being offered at Lakeland College’s Vermilion campus to help students open up to worldly opportunities. International Development is a one-year post-credential certificate program beginning this fall. Lakeland’s dean of Teaching and Learning Michael Crowe, says the more students learn about and experience other cultures and international issues, the better prepared they’ll be for working in a global community. Students will spend much of the year learning about international development work, including global economic paradigms, social policy, human rights, poverty reduction strategies, and the different models that international development projects are based on. Near the end of the second semester, students will put what they learn in class into practice during a four-week placement in a developing country.