Four years into my work at World Vision, I had developed a passion for long-term, sustainable community development. So when I found the MA in International Community Development (MAICD) program at Northwest University, it was the perfect fit for my interests, both spiritually and professionally. Courses on social justice, community development, the spirituality of justice, social enterprise, and leadership?! This was a strong next step for my faith, education, and career.
If you work for a nonprofit in the U.S. or another country, or if you raise your own support as a missionary or volunteer, you know what a challenge it can be to think about going back to school. From my own experience helping students enroll in the MA in International Community Developmentprogram at Northwest University (and as a student of the program myself), financing your degree is an issue that requires a thoughtful, personalized strategy, which will be unique for each person. But if a graduate degree is your goal, it’s very likely possible! Here are some questions to consider as you create a payment plan.
Each year, national college ranking services and websites consider Northwest University for their listings. We have had the privilege to be selected by several reputable rankings, and we just learned of another. Colleges of Distinction, a prominent college information website committed to matching students with the right school, recently selected Northwest University as a featured school.
Most students wrestle with the answer to the question of what they want to do after college. This common conversation piece involves some really big life considerations: career, faith, family, hobbies, hopes, goals, and dreams. Yet the question is not so much about an unknown someday. Instead, God prepares us in the present. Through the following steps, your journey to campus becomes just as important as life after college.
It’s now officially summer, and we truly believe that the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places to spend this season. Kirkland in particular is exceptionally beautiful this time of year. From the forest trails to Lake Washington, we are blessed that our campus is located in such a pristine area.
At first, applying to college may seem like an overwhelming task. But here’s the truth: you’ve already done the hard part. Now it’s just time to put it all on paper. Following this step-by-step guide, applying to college will be easier than you could have ever imagined.
Commencement is a special day for every university. It’s the culmination of years of hard work and countless hours of study for graduating students. It’s an opportunity for proud families and professors to take in just how much their students have grown. But at Northwest University, commencement is more than just a recognition of accomplishments. For us, this event is sacred. It is equal parts celebration and commissioning, both of which stem from our deep roots in Christianity. At commencement, we rejoice in all that God has done in the lives of our students, and we encourage them as they step into the next exciting chapter of their lives.