Affiliations & Partnerships

Partnerships that put the “International” in International Affairs

We believe that a school of international affairs should be international in everything that it does. This includes offering students dynamic international academic and experiential learning opportunities through our various partnerships that connect BSIA to the wider world.


Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs

In 2021, BSIA was awarded affiliate status with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), a non-profit organization located in Washington, DC, whose mandate is to “advance international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security” through the people and ideas shaped by its member and affiliate schools of international affairs.

Academic Partners

Students in the University of Waterloo’s MAGG program can participate in the Global Governance/Politics and International Studies double degree program (established in 2015) — with the University of Warwick in the UK, or the pathways program with the American University in Washington, DC. MAGG students can also spend a term abroad with one of our two exchange partners: the International Conflict Administration and Management program at the University of Konstanz in Germany (established in 2014), or the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland in Australia (established in 2016).

University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Civil Society Partners

Students have the opportunity to intern with leading international non-governmental organizations, think tanks such as Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies in Germany (MAGG and PhD) and Global Arena Research Institute (MAGG, MIPP, PhD), and various United Nations agencies based around the world through the School’s partnership with the United Nations Association in Canada (MAGG, MIPP, and PhD).

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