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Student Experiences

At Furman, we know that politics and international affairs can’t be taught through lectures alone. Our faculty takes a hands-on approach, directing students in engaging discussions both in and out of the classroom. Politics and International Affairs majors at Furman gain real-world experience through internships, our award-winning mock trial program, and our partnership with the Riley Institute—a multi-faceted, non-partisan institute that provides an assortment of programs, symposia, and conferences on important public policy issues.

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Global Experience

At Furman, your education extends beyond our lecture halls. Every year, we send dozens of students on study away trips to Washington, D.C., Brussels, and elsewhere.

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Research and Internship

From working in congressional offices in Washington, D.C., or with public relations companies in Brussels to conducting summer research with a faculty member, our Politics and International Affairs majors embark on exciting research projects and internships around the world.

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Mentoring and Advising

Politics and International Affairs faculty actively engage in mentoring students throughout their college careers, whether it is securing a first-time internship, applying to graduate or law school, or securing post-graduate fellowships

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