Government & Foreign Affairs Department

Traveling Abroad with Biosecurity InternshipTraveling Abroad with Biosecurity Internship
For the second consecutive summer, Patrick Woolwine '17, a foreign affairs major from Fairfax, Virginia, has worked as a global security researcher for the defense contracting firm Cubic Global Defense. Full Story...


Finding Confidence in PragueFinding Confidence in Prague
Tyler Langhorn '17 spent his summer working as an intern at the Fulbright Commission in Prague, Czech Republic. When he was not working, he immersed himself in the community and tried to live like the locals. Full Story...


Drew Prehmus '08

Hampden-Sydney's Government and Foreign Affairs department is one of only "two or three others like it in the United States," according to the National Review guide to the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country. Labeled "politically astute" by The Princeton Review, students study contemporary political problems grounded in the history of political thought. A major is an excellent foundation for legal study or positions in local, state, or federal government.

"When I was Student Body President at Hampden-Sydney, the alumni who were members of the Virginia Legislature invited me to go with them to the ceremonial opening of that year's session at Jamestown, in recognition of Virginia's 400th anniversary. It was almost more exciting than the time I spent working at the White House- which is an excellent example, by the way, of the kind of internships Hampden-Sydney students can get."

Drew Prehmus '08
Government & Foreign Affairs major
Student Body President, White House intern
Special Assistant to the President, Hampden-Sydney College