Study Abroad

Political Science 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

Andrea Vanderkolk

Andrea Vanderkolk

Studies Arabic in Jordan

Maro Houhanisin

Maro Houhanisin

Attorney for Probate, Estate Planning and Domestic Relations

Lyndsey Kitson

Lyndsey Kitson

Attorney for Employee Benefit, Labor and Employment Law

Jeanine Anderson

Jeanine Anderson

Assistant DA in New York

Derrick Mathis

Derrick Mathis

Keeping the Community Warm

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News

Senior Political Science Major Wins School Board Seat

Senior Political Science Major Wins School Board Seat

November 11, 2014

Senior political science major Toby Hutchins wins Fennville School Board position

PLS Alumna Kristin Sage (Mahn)

PLS Alumna Kristin Sage (Mahn)

November 11, 2014

Look who's in the news for representing Wayne State University Law School!

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.

Myott ('09) Represents Couple in Gay Marriage Suit

Myott ('09) Represents Couple in Gay Marriage Suit

June 25, 2014

Attorney Stephanie Myott ('09) recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of her clients who want the State of Michigan to recognize their out-of-state marriage

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

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Events

Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights

November 21, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Do you know your rights as related to Collective Action, Privacy, Freedom of Speech, Expression, and Religion? Interested in learning more? Then join us for the first lecture in a 3-part series presented...

Trafficking in Human Beings

Trafficking in Human Beings

December 4, 2014 6:00 PM

Trafficking In Human Beings: Human Rights Colloquium Honoring James Kofi Annan FREE ADMISSION LIB 100 & 201 Approved  Please click the link below for more information: Trafficking...

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...

Outstanding Paper Award

Outstanding Paper Award

February 9, 2015 All Day

The Department of Political Science and International Relations program are holding the second annual Outstanding Paper Award competition. We invite all students who major or minor (including teachable...

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