Prospective Students

Welcome to GVSU International Relations

Are you ready to:

  • Study how terrorist networks are created and how they attract new members?
  • Examine the impact of climate change and how nations are cooperating to slow global warming?
  • Learn why so many of Michigan’s manufacturing jobs have been lost to China, Mexico, and other countries?
  • Read books by famous world leaders and diplomats?
  • Specialize in a region and learn intensely about its language, history, and culture?
  • Travel abroad and learn about international cultures and organizations first hand?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you should consider majoring in International Relations at GVSU. Our program will provide you with the education and skills you need to be successful in a variety of international fields!

The GVSU IR program is Interdisciplinary; to fulfill the major students need to earn credits in:

  • Political Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics and Business
  • Foreign Language

Spotlights

Aing-On Thammarattananon

Aing-On Thammarattananon

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

Christopher Hoff

Christopher Hoff

Policy Advisor with U.S. Department of Commerce

Nerina Cevra

Nerina Cevra

Human Rights Lawyer and Advocate

Amanda Miralrio

Amanda Miralrio

Compliance Office for U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Congtrol

Dorothy Sewe

Dorothy Sewe

International Refugee Work in Grand Rapids

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Events

Commencement

Commencement

April 26, 2014 3:00 PM

Commencement Ceremonies. Congratulations to our International Relations graduates!

Spring Classes Begin

Spring Classes Begin

May 5, 2014 All Day
Summer Classes Begin

Summer Classes Begin

June 23, 2014 All Day

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News

Bratt Recognized as 2014 IR Outstanding Student

Bratt Recognized as 2014 IR Outstanding Student

April 14, 2014

IR major, Paul Bratt, is the 2014 International Relations Outstanding Student.

Szost Awarded IR Study Abroad Scholarship

Szost Awarded IR Study Abroad Scholarship

April 14, 2014

IR major Elena Szost will study in Japan for the 2014-15 academic year.

Stott Awarded IR Study Abroad Scholarship

Stott Awarded IR Study Abroad Scholarship

April 14, 2014

IR major Kyle Stott will study in Japan this summer.

Bectel Awarded IR Study Abroad Scholarship

Bectel Awarded IR Study Abroad Scholarship

April 14, 2014

IR major Christine Bectel will study in Germany for the 2014-15 academic year.

Mork Wins PLS/IR Outstanding Paper Award

Mork Wins PLS/IR Outstanding Paper Award

April 14, 2014

Quinlyn Mork's paper, "Democracy in Ghana: A Product of Elite Construction?" has been selected as the Outstanding Paper written in 2013.

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