Germany-Austria Study Tour

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This study tour will help students to develop a deeper understanding of the culture and art, political history and customs of both Germany and Austria. Students learn to understand how historical and cultural memory is expressed through the urban landscape and how Germany and Austria have dealt with their difficult pasts in their memorials and public spaces. Students are exposed to Germanic history and questions of political identity. During the first half of the spring semester 2018, we will meet as a class to learn, discuss and prepare for the program followed by the study tour to Germany and Austria. Students are also to learn and feel confident to prepare for international travel.

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For more information, please visit Germany-Austria Study Tour, or contact the faculty directors of the program:
Dr. Kevin Parsneau at or Dr. Nadja Kramer at

Pi Sigm Alpha
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Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political science honor society that promotes student interest in political science and related fields. It was founded at the University of Texas at Austin in 1920. Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Upsilon Alpha chapter has won eight Chapter Activity grants and is a Recognized Student Organization on campus. The objectives of the organization are:

  • To promote beyond-the-classroom activities, experiences and social opportunities for students in political sciences, international relations and public administration
  • To recognize and encourage excellence of scholarship in political science and related fields
  • To promote student interest in political science and related fields


  • Completion of 10 hours of coursework in political science, international relations and/or public administration, with at least one 300-400 level course
  • B average in all political science, international relations and/or public administration courses
  • Maintenance of overall scholarship sufficient to place in the top one-third of his or her class

Pi Sigma Alpha is open to undergraduate and graduate students of any major. There is a one-time induction fee of $35 which confers lifetime membership in Pi Sigma Alpha.
For more information, please contact the faculty advisor: Dr. Fred Slocum at or (507) 389-6935.

Pre-Law Society

a logo of a law societyThe purpose of this organization is to develop professional awareness while attempting to prepare students for law school and ultimately to prepare for careers in law-related fields. We achieve this purpose by actively sponsoring guest speakers, organizing LSAT study groups, planning visits to law schools, coordinating mock trials, and engaging in other appropriate law-related activities. For more information about the Minnesota State University, Mankato Pre-Law Society, please visit or contact the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Josh Berkenpas at or (507) 389-1971


The Berlin Global Internship Project

The Berlin Global Voluntary Internship Project (2018-20) is a three-year program with the main purpose to enable students to engage in cultural diplomacy and in doing so, to further promote cultural diplomacy and multiculturalism worldwide.
The Berlin Global invites applications from individuals who are coming from the following fields:

  • Communication & Journalism
  • Film, Photography & Visual Art
  • Arts & Culture
  • International Relations & Politics
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Business & Economics
  • History & Philosophy

Apply here


The Herbert Scoville Jr Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship logoThe Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.

This highly selective six to nine month fellowship connects young leaders with our partner institutions in Washington, DC that include leading think tanks and advocacy groups. Scoville Fellows receive a salary and benefits, learn about public policy, and expand their professional network through interactions with analysts, activists, current and former Scoville Fellows, and board members.

Upcoming Application Deadlines
Fall 2020 Fellowship: February 7, 2020 (begin between July 15 and October 1, 2020)
Spring 2021 Fellowship: October 2, 2020 (begin between January 15 and April 1, 2021)

For more details, visit the website