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Study Abroad Options

There are three different ways to study abroad and get credit towards the Honors program:

1) You can substitute a semester (or, in some cases, summer) abroad for a Foundational Interdisciplinary Sequence. Click here for more information.

2) You can go on one of the Honors faculty-led programs. In Spring/Summer 2014, there are two such opportunities:

a. Ghana Program, Cultural Exchange and Service Learning. For more information, see the flyer or click for the web pageClick here for a narrated video about the Ghana Program at GVSU

b. Nicaragua Program.  For more information, contact Prof. Paul Lane at lanep@gvsu.edu. 

3) You may substitute a course you take abroad for an Honors requirement such as a Social Science course or a Junior Seminar. See the curriculum checklist for options. You must get approval from the director of the Honors College to make such a substitution.

For a sense of what some current students are doing, see the following blogs and videos:


Michael Dykstra in Peru

Dakota Vradenburg in Australia

Honors Ghana Service-Learning Program Blog

Ghana Service-Learning Program 2013

Gail Berkompas in Chile

Katie Kirouac's Blog about her experience in the Peace Corps

Meagan Roche in Oman

Kaleigh Carlson in India

Zoe Kilbourne in Denmark

Mario Amaya-Velazquez in Italy

 Aubrey McMahon in Lebanon

Aubrey McMahon in Morocco

Kathleen Carlson in Ecuador

Ghanaian women use the cassava grater designed and built by Ross Ezinga

Alison McNulty in Bilbao in Spain


For more information about available programs, contact the Meijer Honors College Office at honors@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-3219, or the Padnos International Center at pic@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-3898.

Glenn A. Niemeyer Learning and Living Center • Allendale MI 49401
Phone 616-331-3219 • honors@gvsu.edu