Study Abroad

International Relations students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of GVSU's many study abroad opportunities.

Click here for our helpful Study Abroad Guide for PLS and IR.

Also, check out GVSU's Padnos International Center, an incredible resource for students contemplating study abroad.

The GVSU Political Science department has recently developed a GVSU Partnership Student Exchange program with two universities in Perugia, Italy, the sister city of Grand Rapids. Students are expected to have completed the equivalent of four semesters of Italian language to participate. Click here for a brochure.

Spotlights

Anne Marie Carson

Anne Marie Carson

53rd Commission on the Status of Women

Kimberly McKenzie

Kimberly McKenzie

Assistant to U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Dorothy Sewe

Dorothy Sewe

International Refugee Work in Grand Rapids

Aing-On Thammarattananon

Aing-On Thammarattananon

Assistant to Political Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy in D.C.

Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Master's Student Working for State Department

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News

Phelan ('11) Awarded Fulbright Teaching Scholarship

Phelan ('11) Awarded Fulbright Teaching Scholarship

June 24, 2014

Kathryn Phelan will be teaching English in Brazil.

GVSU Team Wins World Quest 2014

GVSU Team Wins World Quest 2014

May 09, 2014

PIC Corp Team wins the 2014 World Quest competition hosted by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan

PLS 339 Comparative Democratization

PLS 339 Comparative Democratization

May 07, 2014

PLS 339 offered this fall semester, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

IR Students Awarded PIC Study Abroad Scholarship

IR Students Awarded PIC Study Abroad Scholarship

April 29, 2014

Three IR students have been awarded PIC Study Abroad Scholarships for 2014-15

Leestma Awarded Boren Scholarship

Leestma Awarded Boren Scholarship

April 29, 2014

IR major David Leestma wins nationally competitive Boren Scholarship.

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Events

The Battle for Justice in Palestine: A Just Peace for Gaza?

The Battle for Justice in Palestine: A Just Peace for Gaza?

September 8, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Palestinian-American journalist Ali Abunimah, co-founder and current director of the influential website, The Electronic Intifada (www.electronicintifada.net), will be giving a talk and engaging in...

International Relations Mixer and Information Session

International Relations Mixer and Information Session

September 10, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

In addition to meeting IR professors and fellow students, you will get information on: Choosing elective courses, minors, languages Finding a good study abroad program and financing your trip Joining...

A Common Ground Panel Discussion

A Common Ground Panel Discussion

September 23, 2014 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

A panel of political science professors from GVSU will provide fresh perspectives on this year’s major elections—for the governorship, and the US House and Senate—and discuss the...

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