The International Relations M.A. program offers a semester-long study abroad option for graduate students to complement the diverse curriculum at the San Francisco campus with an international experience and the opportunity to gain an Asian or European perspective on international issues. Students may choose to complete three elective classes in either Korea or Italy with no delay in their time to graduation.
Students with an interest in Asia may study at The Graduate School of International Studies at Chung-Ang University in Seoul. The School offers a full range of courses designed to develop pluralistic perspectives and the knowledge required in a globalized world. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the program seeks to expose students to a wide range of global issues while emphasizing critical understanding and analytic abilities.
The European option is at the distinguished World Politics and International Relations program at the University of Pavia. Pavia offers 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: