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Study Abroad

Political Science students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of GVSU's many study abroad opportunities.

Click here for our helpful Study Abroad Guide for PLS

Also, check out GVSU's Padnos International Center 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 more information.

 

Spotlights

Patrick Miller

Patrick Miller

Teaching at United States Military Academy

Abby Oliver

Abby Oliver

Abby Oliver Presents Honors Thesis Research at MPSA

Quinlyn Mork

Quinlyn Mork

Studying Abroad in Ghana

Audrey Tappenden

Audrey Tappenden

AmeriCorps VISTA in Alaska.

Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Master's Student Working for State Department

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News

PLS Excellence in a Discipline Award

PLS Excellence in a Discipline Award

April 23, 2018

Micaela Cole receives the Excellence in a Discipline Award

Hannah Patrick Presents Honors Thesis Research at MPSA

Hannah Patrick Presents Honors Thesis Research at MPSA

April 17, 2018

Hannah Patrick presents her Honors thesis research at the recent Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago

Bryce Hecht Presents Research at MPSA

Bryce Hecht Presents Research at MPSA

April 13, 2018

Bryce Hecht presents his research at the recent Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago

Hecht and Paniagua-Pardo Win PLS/IR Outstanding Paper Award

Hecht and Paniagua-Pardo Win PLS/IR Outstanding Paper Award

April 09, 2018

Two papers were selected as the Outstanding Papers written in 2017

PLS 339 Winter 2019

PLS 339 Winter 2019

March 14, 2018

PLS 339 Democracy and the Authoritarian Challenge: Tuesdays / Thursdays 4:00-5:15 p.m.

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Events

Softball Game & Picnic on April 26, 2018

Softball Game & Picnic

April 26, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE -- YEAR 2!! Political Science vs. International Relations (Grudge Match -- IR crushed PLS in 2017) SOFTBALL 6-7 p.m.  (with a few kickball innings!) PICNIC...

Legal Assistance Center Volunteers on July 27, 2018

Legal Assistance Center Volunteers

July 27, 2018 All Day

The Legal Assistance Center is seeking student volunteers for summer and fall. Student Volunteer Opportunities Are you studying law or aspiring to a legal career? Are you passionate about...

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