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.
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.
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.
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