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International Students Speak

On Do Justice we’ve always aimed to highlight the voices of people who are heard less.  Recent events in the U.S. have brought to light the profound impact that immigration policies can have on the opportunities and plans of international students.  In this series we hear directly from international students and we listen carefully to their experiences and stories.  

Jose Suarez 

Jose Suarez is an international student from Colombia majoring in Religion and International Relations.  In this interview Jose discusses his experiences looking for work to support him during his years at Calvin University.  Read his story here.

Kezia Tjahjanto

Kezia Tjahjanto lived in China and Malaysia before her dream of being accepted at a University in the U.S. came through with an acceptance to Calvin University.  Kezia discusses making decisions about her education in light of COVID-19 and policies for International Students.  Read her interview here.


IR is an international student at Calvin University.  She came to Calvin from Honduras and studied Economics and Data Science. Throughout this interview you’ll hear how proposed legislation around international students along with COVID-19 has affected her.  Read her interview here.  


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