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. 


Amanda Miralrio

Compliance Office for U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control

Quinlyn Mork

Grand Rapids Paralegal Volunteers with Iraqi Refugee Community

Jasmine (Tolbert) Caldwell

2006 Graduate Technical Expert at the Social Security Administration in Chicago

Lizzie Heyboer

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Fellowship

David Johnson

Attorney in Global Sourcing and Technology Transactions

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IR Majors win Study Abroad Scholarships

May 31, 2019

IR Majors win Study Abroad Scholarships

Greendyk and Pattison win PLS/IR Outstanding Paper Award

May 01, 2019

Two papers were selected as the Outstanding Papers written in 2018

Hartline and Zomer Honored at Student Awards Convocation

April 11, 2019

Hartline and Zomer Honored at Student Awards Convocation

PLS 325 Winter 2020

March 23, 2019

PLS 325 Human Rights and Democracy in Russia and the Post-Communist World

PLS 339 Fall 2019

March 20, 2019

PLS 339 Democracy and the Authoritarian Challenge: Mondays / Wednesdays 3:00-4:15 p.m.

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