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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

Amy Bush

Amy Bush

Senior Program Assistant for the Committee on Human Rights

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

IR Graduate with Internship Experience in Brazil

Sheila Garcia

Sheila Garcia

American Library Association "Spectrum Scholar"

Sam Stephenson

Sam Stephenson

Member of U.S. Air Force, Graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California

Kaylin Klein

Kaylin Klein

2015 IR Graduate is Teaching English in Japan

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News

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.

IR Excellence in a Discipline Award

IR Excellence in a Discipline Award

May 12, 2017

Kristen Childs received the Excellence in a Discipline Award.

Alum Eri Veliaj Delivers Commencement Address

Alum Eri Veliaj Delivers Commencement Address

May 08, 2017

GVSU Political Science alumnus Eri Veliaj delivered the April Commencement address.

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Events

PPIA on November 1, 2017

PPIA Program

November 1, 2017 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

PPIA (Public Policy and International affairs) Junior Summer Institute (JSI) is a rigorous, intensive seven-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and...

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