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Extracurricular and Student-led Programs

  • IRUSA (IR Undergraduate Student Association)
    • The IR major is a chance to tap into the best courses of several departments concerned with international affairs. But it is not itself a department, and does not have its own faculty. This means that IR students may feel "betwixt and between" when it comes to forming an intellectual community of like-minded students. One of the solutions to this problem is IRUSA, an organization of, by, and for the undergraduate majors in International Relations. IRUSA is an organization that encourages intellectual, academic, and social interaction among IR majors. But it depends on student participation for its success -- so we encourage everyone to check it out. For information, contact the IR office.
  • Sigma Iota Rho: National Honor Society for students in International ┬áStudies
    • National HQ
    • Epsilon Chapter at Penn (Requires a 3.4 GPA in the major and 3.3 overall GPA for applicants, with at least six (6) completed IR courses; interested majors can pick up applications at the IR office.)
    • SIR Journal of International Relations
  • Community Outreach and Service
  • Simulations in IR