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

Ashley DeBoer VandeBunte

2008 Graduate Director of Meetings for the American Political Science Association

Meghan Ramil

2016 Graduate Promoted to Assistant Account Executive for Political Consulting Firm in DC

Meghan Neuhaus

Meghan (Thatcher) Neuhaus, International Education Specialist

Steven Richardson

Travel Assistance Coordinator for Youth For Understanding

Elena Szost

Economic Development Consultant

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Events

Shadow Lives: 20 Years on the Migrant Trail - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

January 27, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Jon Lowenstein is an American documentary photographer, filmmaker, and visual artist. His work focuses on confronting the complex issues of wealth inequality, structural racism, and violence. Jon’s...

Democracy 101: The Mythology of the American Dream - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

January 29, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Learn about the history of the American Dream dating back to the 1930s, and uncover why the dream could never be a reality for all Americans during this interactive session hosted by GVSU History Professor...

Human Rights Movie and Pizza - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

January 29, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for free pizza and the showing of Blood Diamond: Set during the 1990’s civil war in Sierra Leone, this film tells the story of two men, a white South African mercenary (Leonardo DiCaprio)...

ReACT! presents: Stalking Education - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

January 29, 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

What is stalking? When do actions officially become stalking? What can you do to help people who may be experiencing stalking? Come join ReACT! (GVSU's anti-violence theatre troupe) in an interactive...

Violence Prevention Response Panel - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

January 30, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Violence Prevention Response Panel will include a panel of resources, including detectives, a Title IX coordinator, and Victim Advocate. The purpose of the panel is to inform students on campus...

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News

DEAN ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT MARSHALS FOR FALL 2019

November 26, 2019

Dean Fred Antczak is pleased to announce that serving as commencement marshals will be Professor Polly Diven of Political Science and Jeff Kelly Lowenstein of the School of Communication.

International Relations Students Simulate Response to Calamitous Global Event

November 18, 2019

International Relations Students Simulate Response to Calamitous Global Event

Emmons and Coulter win the Zeeb IR Study Abroad Scholarships for 2019

September 11, 2019

Emmons and Coulter win the Zeeb IR Study Abroad Scholarships for 2019

Bretschneider and Mendez Win Malson Memorial Scholarship

September 09, 2019

Bretschneider and Mendez Win Malson Memorial Scholarship

Three GVSU IR Majors Win Gilman Scholarship

August 21, 2019

Three GVSU IR Majors Win Gilman Scholarships

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