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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

Read more about us, or consult the popular pages below. 

Spotlights

Kristen Childs

Kristen Childs

IR and Geography graduate studying GIS on DAAD scholarship in Germany and Boren scholarship in Slovenia

Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Foreign Affairs Officer, State Department of Global Women's Issues

Christopher Hoff

Christopher Hoff

Policy Advisor with U.S. Department of Commerce

Quinlyn Mork

Quinlyn Mork

Grand Rapids Paralegal Volunteers with Iraqi Refugee Community

Meghan Augsburger

Meghan Augsburger

2016 Outstanding Student with Rwanda Experience Now Working with Political Strategy Firm in DC

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Events

Softball Game & Picnic on April 26, 2018

Softball Game & Picnic

April 26, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE -- YEAR 2!! Political Science vs. International Relations (Grudge Match -- IR crushed PLS in 2017) SOFTBALL 6-7 p.m. (with a few kickball innings!) PICNIC...

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News

Two Graduating IR Seniors are Headed to Japan with JET

Two Graduating IR Seniors are Headed to Japan with JET

April 23, 2018

Kaboos and Moorhead to teach in Japan

IR Study Abroad Scholarship Winners

IR Study Abroad Scholarship Winners

April 19, 2018

Hoisington, Zomer, and Bista win scholarships to study abroad

IR Excellence in a Discipline Award

IR Excellence in a Discipline Award

April 13, 2018

Kilike Steyn receives the Excellence in a Discipline Award

IR Alumni Selected as Fulbright Semi-Finalists

IR Alumni Selected as Fulbright Semi-Finalists

April 13, 2018

Nick Ortiz's and Christy Bectel's Fulbright applications to teach English abroad go to the next round

Hecht and Paniagua-Pardo Win PLS/IR Outstanding Paper Award

Hecht and Paniagua-Pardo Win PLS/IR Outstanding Paper Award

April 09, 2018

Two papers were selected as the Outstanding Papers written in 2017

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