International Development Diploma Program

The International Development Diploma is designed for students who are interested in working with organizations involved in development projects across the globe.
The program provides students with an opportunity to engage with current global issues such as poverty; environmental degradation; racial and gender discrimination; corruption and lack of economic and financial transparency; and political deficiency.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will acquire a multidisciplinary understanding of the current issues in international development and learn to apply appropriate techniques to analyze the issues and problems of development in the global context.  For more information about entrance requirements, program requirements, and courses please visit the OC Calendar here.

International Development Day!

We're gearing up for our event October 25th, 2017!
International DayThis event will celebrate the role of Okanagan individuals and organizations in creating a better world, one step at a time, through international humanitarian actions, aid and development efforts worldwide. Register here

Here are some of the groups confirmed to be visiting our campus:
Child of Mine
Gifts to Grandmothers Kelowna
Global Empowerment Coalition of the Central Okanagan
Inter-Cultural Women's Education Network (IWEN)
ISEE Solutions
Karis Society
Kelowna Grandmothers for Africa
Okanagan Zambia Health Initiative
Okanagan College Library
Room to Read Okanagan Chapter 
Visit the OC Library's Guide to resources on International Development.  


The OC International Development Program is a member of CASID!  (Canadian Association for Studies in International Development).  What does this mean for you?  Well, first of all check the CASID Prize for the best original essay, which is now open to all students at Okanagan College.  Check the complete list of institutional members here

The International Development Diploma Program is also an Affiliate Member of the BC Council for International Cooperation. Become a member or sign up for their Newsletter here.

Interested in ongoing and current career, internship, volunteer and academic opportunities? Visit our Careers page! 

Follow us on Twitter or Facebook (see links below) for the latest posts on international development news and events.  

Please call Dr. Ayla Kilic at: 250-762-5445 x. 4366 or email