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

Katrina Maynes

Cambridge University Next for Grand Valley Graduate

Meghan Augsburger

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

Amy Fuerstenau

Former Advisor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senior Political Strategist at the Energy Foundation

Kristina Bray

STAIR IR Grad Works as Customs Compliance Officer

Sam Stephenson

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

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News

Professors Lecture in Albania

June 19, 2018

Professors Polly Diven and John Constantelos visited Tirana, Albania to deliver a public lecture and connect with alumni.

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

April 19, 2018

Hoisington, Zomer, and Bista win scholarships to study abroad

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

April 13, 2018

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

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