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

Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller

Teaching at United States Military Academy

Kristen Zeiter

Kristen Zeiter

Selected as UN Delegate

Erin (Meteer) Hendges

Erin (Meteer) Hendges

Campaign Fundraiser Founds Consulting Firm

Selma Tucker

Selma Tucker

Grad Works for City of Grand Rapids

Dan Matthews

Dan Matthews

National Assistant Principal of the Year

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News

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

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.

PLS Students Present at Student Scholars Day 2014

PLS Students Present at Student Scholars Day 2014

May 07, 2014

Samuel Hannah, Marc Plooster, and Marissa Swartz participate in Student Scholars Day

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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Events

Pre-Law Freshmen Open House

Pre-Law Freshmen Open House

August 21, 2014 6:15 PM

Are you interested in going to law school? Come to the Pre-Law Freshmen Open House on Thursday, August 21st at 6:15pm in the Kirkhof Center 2263! One of GVSU’s pre-law faculty advisors,...

Internship Informational Meeting

Internship Informational Meeting

August 27, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This event is a great way to learn more about internships, why they are important, and how you can register. You will be learning from the internship coordinators themselves for both Political Science...

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