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. 

Spotlights

Paul Bratt

2013 Graduate Now Judicial Clerk in U.S. District Court

Megan Murphy

Project Manager at Community Research Institute

Chris Williams

IR Graduate with Internship Experience in Brazil

Meghan Neuhaus

Meghan (Thatcher) Neuhaus, International Education Specialist

Nathen Julien

2018 Graduate Joins Peace Corps in Armenia

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News

Outstanding Paper Award

February 23, 2020

Outstanding Paper Award Submissions due by Thursday, March 12

Scholarship Opportunities for 2020-21 for Political Science and International Relations Students

February 10, 2020

Scholarship Opportunities for 2020-21 for Political Science and International Relations Students

Alumnus Donor and Students Connect over Coffee

February 04, 2020

Student scholarship winners meet with donor Tim Zeeb.

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

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Events

Democracy 101: Open Mic Night - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

February 26, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This intimate open-mic session invites students across GV to unplug think about the American Dream through spoken word, song, dance, etc. 

ReACT! presents: Like, Love, Lust, or Bust - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

February 27, 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Now that Valentine's Day celebrations (or lack thereof) have recently passed, here’s a chance to define the romance (or lack therof) in reationships in your life. How do you know whether...

Talk Back Tuesday - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

March 10, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us for monthly discussions viewing and discussing current events and topics through modes of intersectionality. Held every second Tuesday of the month from 12pm to 1pm in KC 1201....

Democracy 101: The Opportunity Gap - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

March 11, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for this interactive session to explore the opportunity gap in America and how it prevents many in our country from achieving the American Dream. 

P.E.P. Talks Program - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

March 11, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Peer Education and Prevention Talks (P.E.P. Talks) is a 90 minute program presented by Peer Educators who are GVSU students and are trained on understanding sexual assault and its impact on college...

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