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

Christopher Hoff

Christopher Hoff

Policy Advisor with U.S. Department of Commerce

Amy Bush

Amy Bush

Intern at Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Master's Student Working for State Department

Jamie Bash

Jamie Bash

Program Coordinator for Medical Teams International

Dorothy Sewe

Dorothy Sewe

International Refugee Work in Grand Rapids

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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

Pre-Law Freshmen Open House

Pre-Law Freshmen Open House

August 21, 2014 6:15 PM

Are you interested in going to law school? Come to the Pre-Law Freshmen Open House on Thursday, August 21st at 6:15pm in the Kirkhof Center 2263! One of GVSU’s pre-law faculty advisors,...

Internship Informational Meeting

Internship Informational Meeting

August 27, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This event is a great way to learn more about internships, why they are important, and how you can register. You will be learning from the internship coordinators themselves for both Political Science...

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