The International Relations M.A. program has initiated a semester-long study abroad option for graduate students with an exchange with the University of Pavia. Students may choose to complete three elective classes at the distinguished World Politics and International Relations program at Pavia with no delays in their time to graduation.
The foreign exchange option complements the diverse curriculum at the San Francisco campus with an international experience and the opportunity to gain a European perspective on international issues. We offer courses in every major theme of IR: international political economy, global governance, intercultural relations, national and ethnic identities, foreign policy analysis, development studies, environment, international security, diplomacy, human rights, terrorism, media and more. Now, students have the opportunity to further broaden their experience by comparing what they learn in core courses with the approaches the Pavia faculty and students raise in interactive seminars about the issues that most interest them.
Dr. Scott Siegel, who as a graduate student participated in a brief course in Pavia, offers his insights on that experience: