The School of Public and International Affairs believes international education is vital to the educational mission of SPIA and encourages students to pursue foreign study. As part of that mission, SPIA sponsors need-based scholarships for students majoring in political science and international affairs, who may not be able to participate due to financial considerations. Scholarships are available for these SPIA Study Abroad programs: Stellenbosch, South Africa; Verona, Italy (spring and summer); China Maymester; SPIA at Oxford, England; and SPIA at Liverpool, England. Applications for 2016 SPIA Study Abroad Scholarships are due in late September every fall.

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Alumna Wins Award for Local Government Excellence
Alumna Wins Award for Local Government Excellence

Congratulations to our alumna, Betsy Fretwell, for winning the Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence for Innovation in Local Government and being recognized at the Alliance for Innovation 2017 Transforming Local

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SPIA public administration ranked first in global study
SPIA public administration ranked first in global study

The University of Georgia ranked number one in the world for public administration in a new international study by The Center for World University Rankings. These rankings measure the quality

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SPIA Students Win National Policy Competition with Life Saving App
SPIA Students Win National Policy Competition with Life Saving App

Athens, GA –  Challenged by the public health threat of distracted driving among teens, students from the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) and the College

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