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. 


Lizzie Heyboer

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Fellowship

Christopher Hoff

Policy Advisor with U.S. Department of Commerce

Kristina Wallace

Program Manager at Pardee RAND Graduate School in Los Angeles

Amanda Miralrio

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

Kimberly McKenzie

Assistant to U.S. Supreme Court Justice

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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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