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

Amy Bush

Amy Bush

Intern at Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Annie Hakim

Annie Hakim

Selected as one of 33 participants in the "Challenge Detroit" fellowship program

Haley Gerlofs

Haley Gerlofs

Studying in Jordan

Mario Amaya-Velazquez

Mario Amaya-Velazquez

Graduate Soaks Up Languages Abroad

Christopher Hoff

Christopher Hoff

Policy Advisor with U.S. Department of Commerce

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News

Research Student Position at GVSU's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Research Student Position at GVSU's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy

October 07, 2014

The Johnson Center for Philanthropy is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to assist in its community-based research and evaluation projects.

IR Alumni Speak About Their Experiences in the Peace Corps

IR Alumni Speak About Their Experiences in the Peace Corps

October 03, 2014

Anel Guel, Lyndia McMullen, and Jillian Zirnhelt came to GVSU to talk to students about their Peace Corps Experiences

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.

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Events

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Comparative Philanthropy

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Comparative Philanthropy

November 1, 2014 All Day

Join Dr. Michelle Miller-Adams (Associate Professor, Political Science), recipient of GVSU’s Mawby Fellowship for 2014-15, in a project comparing the philanthropic cultures of Grand...

Francis Fukuyama: Political Order and Political Decay

Francis Fukuyama: Political Order and Political Decay

November 6, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies’ upcoming American Conversations keynote features Stanford University political scientist Francis Fukuyama, who will present on his most recent...

Humanity in Action Fellowship

Humanity in Action Fellowship

January 8, 2015 All Day

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including...

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