Government & Foreign Affairs Department

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30 PM
World War I: Its Origins and Significance
Crawley Forum
Contact May Reed, phone 7077


Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:15 PM
Today's Events: African Politics--What is Going On?
Wilson Center
Contact Graves Anthony, phone 7077


In Search of Chinese PiratesIn Search of Chinese Pirates
Tyler P. Parham '15
During the 2nd semester of the 2013-14 academic year, I participated in a study abroad program at Fudan University, located in Shanghai, China, through IES Abroad (Institute for the International Education of Students). While I was there, I studied Chinese, diplomacy, anthropology, and economics.Studying a language in another country is one of the best things that you can do. Being fully immersed in a particular culture and being able to just walk outside your apartment and to converse in a different language is an unbelievable experience and one that will truly change you. 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