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.



Khalil Rahal

Khalil Rahal Leads Economic Development in Detroit.

Tyler Nickerson

First Vice President of Commercial Banking, Amalgamated Bank

Erion Veliaj

Albanian Minister of Youth and Social Welfare

Mike Kolehouse

Political Organizer Founds Consulting Firm

Joe Gordon

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PLS 325 Winter 2020

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

PLS 339 Fall 2019

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

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2003 International Relations Graduate Featured in Grand Valley Magazine

Steven Henley to Present at Pi Sigma Alpha National Students Research Conference

February 12, 2019

Steven's Paper is a comparative analysis of electoral systems

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Human Rights Movie Series: Gattaca

March 26, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

HUMAN RIGHTS MOVIE AND PIZZA NIGHTS - CO-SPONSORED BY RELIGIOUS STUDIES Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) has always fantasized about traveling into outer space, but is grounded by his status as a genetically...

Lecture by Prof. Hilary Earl, "Educated Murderers: The SS-Einsatzgruppen Leaders"

April 4, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Hilary Earl is Professor of European History at Nipissing University, Ontario, Canada. Her research and teaching interests include comparative genocide, war crimes trials, perpetrator testimony,...

Miller Johnson Pre-Law Student Intern

April 8, 2019 All Day

Miller Johnson Pre-Law Student Intern – Fall 2019 Program Description Miller Johnson partners with Grand Valley State University to provide an academic semester-long internship opportunity...

Wesorick Lecture: Building Healthy Community: Inequities and Polarized Tensions

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Barry Johnson, Peter Whitt, and Lindsay Burr offer a fresh way of seeing and addressing reoccurring conflicts and tensions that affect the health of communities. They offer an important message and...

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