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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 IR

Also, check out GVSU's Padnos International Centers, 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

Kristina Wallace

Kristina Wallace

Program Manager at Pardee RAND Graduate School in Los Angeles

Steven Richardson

Steven Richardson

Travel Assistance Coordinator for Youth For Understanding

Kristina Bray

Kristina Bray

STAIR IR Grad Works as Customs Compliance Officer

Lizzie Heyboer

Lizzie Heyboer

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Fellowship

Paul Bratt

Paul Bratt

Paul Bratt, GVSU IR 2013 University of Michigan Law School Graduate, now Judicial Clerk in U.S. District Court

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News

IR Student wins national scholarship for study abroad

IR Student wins national scholarship for study abroad

December 04, 2017

IR Student wins national scholarship for study abroad

Tim Zeeb

Tim Zeeb

October 31, 2017

We were thrilled to welcome our Distinguished Alumnus-in-Residence, Tim Zeeb.

PLS 325 Winter 2018

PLS 325 Winter 2018

October 16, 2017

PLS 325 Human Rights and Democracy in Russia and the Post-Communist World

"Connecting Local to Global"

"Connecting Local to Global"

September 21, 2017

"Connecting Local to Global"

IR Study Abroad Scholarship Winners

IR Study Abroad Scholarship Winners

May 12, 2017

Gomez, Amatangelo and Sims win scholarships to study abroad.

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Events

Paul B. Henry Congressional Internship Award on January 19, 2018

Paul B. Henry Congressional Internship Award

January 19, 2018 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

The Henry Internship places a GVSU student in the Washington, D.C. offices of one of Michigan’s U.S. Representatives or Senators during the spring/summer session. The Paul B. Henry...

Outstanding Paper Award on March 13, 2018

Outstanding Paper Award

March 13, 2018 All Day

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

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