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Volunteering - Summer Opportunities

The Summer Serve and Learn volunteer program offers the experience in international development work in Africa. Please click here for the poster and here for the brochure.

Calls for Essays

The Undergraduate Awards - Click here for the information on how to apply.

Exchange Opportunities

Click here for information on Italian language studies and peace studies at La Rondine in Italy

Click here for information on studying for a semester or a full year abroad in Paris.

Click here for information on studying for 6 weeks abroad in Paris.

Scholarships for International Learning

For students taking part in internships, study abroad, summer program, international learning experiences, international field research, check out the Global Opportunities Award. Details are available here.

For the link to available History scholarships - click here

For the link to available Political Science scholarships - click here

Global and Intercultural Engagement Honor

This award recognizes the global and intercultural experiences of Western undergraduate students. The honor recognizes both curricular and extracurricular activities. Students awarded this honor will be global-ready graduates: they will have the skills required to negotiate an increasingly globalized reality, both professionally and personally. Click here for more information.

Beyond Graduation

Students graduating from the International Relations Program have gone on to study in post-graduate programs in law, journalism, history, public history, political science, development studies, security studies, global migration, and global studies. They attend universities in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain and have been the recipients of prestigious grants and awards.

Click here for information on applying to the MA/MSc in International and World History at Columbia University and the London School of Economics.

This section is dedicated to helping our students find International Relations opportunities after their undergraduate degree, be it graduate studies or employment. If you know of an opportunity and would like to share it with your fellow students, please contact IR Director Dan Bousfield.

Post-Graduate Programs in International Relations

Freie Universität Berlin’s (FUB) M.A. in International Relations (IR) Online at the Center for Global Politics. 

This unique E-learning M.A. program provides students with the ideal opportunity to gain insight into global politics and regional studies, to enhance their career perspectives, and to become part of an exciting network of IR experts while staying on the job. It can either be studied in two years with full-time enrollment or as in four years with part-time enrollment and is taught in English. IR Online is accessible via a digital online platform for distance learning (90%) and is combined with regular on-site-instruction (10%).

If you would like to receive further information, please visit

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