Opportunities for Students

Study Abroad

Experiencing life in a different society is an excellent way to gain insight into comparative political systems and peoples’ perceptions of those systems. Further your study of political science by considering a semester studying abroad. See the details at the VCU Global Education Office.


The Xi Pi Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha at VCU, the National Political Science Honor Society, is actively recruiting rising Junior and Senior political science students with excellent academic records for membership. For information contact chapter adviser Professor Chris Saladino (cjsaladino@vcu.edu). Learn more here.

Undergraduate Research

There are several opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research.  See the VCU Office of Research for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).

Writing Center

Good communication through clear and effective writing is an essential skill.  You can get one-on-one advice and assistance with your writing at the VCU Writing Center.  Check it out!

Model United Nations

Model United Nations at VCU is a student organization in which students act as delegates to the United Nations while simulating various UN committees, the General Assembly, and even regional bodies like NATO, the EU, ASEAN, and the OAU. MUN at VCU is a great way to spend time with other students that are invested in the United Nations or any international issues/current affairs. It is also a fantastic opportunity to work on public speaking, research, and leadership skills. Our organization is looking forward to attending several conferences at other universities in the coming semesters, while hosting great social events throughout the year. Any questions and inquiries can be directed to vcumodelun@gmail.com. Also, like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MUNatVCU for more information!

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