Computing & Information Systems Study Abroad Programs

Summer Faculty-Led and Non-GVSU Programs

All Engineering, Computing and Information Systems students may participate in any faculty-led or non-GVSU summer program, even if it isn't in your major (some restrictions may apply). These programs fulfill the general education World Perspectives requirement, and may fulfill up to 6 credits of the general education Issues requirement upon submission of the required reflection paper and form. In order to fulfill the entire general education Issues requirement, look for programs marked as "Issues Friendly." 

Faculty-led programs typically range from 2-8 weeks and take place during the spring/summer semester. Students will travel and take courses with a GVSU faculty member and a group of students.

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Students may choose to participate in a Non-GVSU program sponsored by another institution or study abroad organization. While participating in a Non-GVSU program, you will maintain your GVSU student status, earn credits toward your GVSU degree and have access to your GVSU financial aid package.

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Further questions? Contact a Study Abroad Advisor

Visit the Padnos International Center website for more information on Spring/Summer Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants


Computing & Information System Study Abroad in Austria

In partnership with FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, the School of Computing and Information Systems offers an opportunity for CS and IS students to complete one semester of full-time study abroad in Austria. This program fulfills the general education World Perspectives requirement (3 credits), and may fulfill up to 6 credits of the general education Issues requirement upon submission of the required reflection paper.

With a main campus located in Graz, home to a thriving student population and one of the most well preserved city centers in Central Europe, FHJ offers computing students the opportunity to study at an Austrian university. The program embraces project/team based experiential learning. Many of the faculty have extensive experience in their relevant industry in addition to teaching experience. Computing and Information Systems courses are held in Kapfenberg, which can easily be reached by train from Graz.

Hallstatt Austria

For more information on this program, visit FHJ Overview or FHJ Program Details 

Further questions? Contact:

Dr. Jerry Scripps
Professor, CIS
Office: C-2-124 MAK
Phone: 616-331-2311
Email: scrippsj@gvsu.edu


Computing & Information Systems Study Abroad in Switzerland

In partnership with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), the School of Computing and Information Systems offers an opportunity for  students to complete one semester of full-time study abroad in Switzerland. This program fulfills the general education World Perspectives requirement (3 credits), and may fulfill up to 6 credits of the general education Issues requirement upon submission of the required reflection paper and form.

ZHAW is located in Winterthur, near Zurich, which is in close proximity to the tri-national boarder region of Germany and France. You are certain to have a multi-cultural experience! Additionally, Zurich is one of the world’s financial centers and is widely considered to be the banking and chocolate capital of the world. CIS students are strongly encouraged to consider studying at ZHAW during the Fall semester since there are more courses taught in English. Students with a high proficiency in German may apply to take courses in German during the Winter (ZHAW's spring) semester.

Lucerne Switzerland

For more information on this program, visit ZHAW Overview or ZHAW Program Details

Also be sure to read about the ZHAW Scholarship for semester exchange students.

Further questions? Contact:

Dr. Paul Leidig
Director, School of Computing and Information Systems
Office: C-2-118 Mackinac Hall
Phone: 616-331-2308
Email: leidig@gvsu.edu


Computing & Information Systems Faculty-Led Program in Switzerland

This program is a two-way exchange of a cohort group of students from both GVSU and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). A group of 10-12 students from GVSU travel for an intense two-week course in Cloud Infrastructure. In that course GVSU students are joined by 10-12 students from ZHAW. Both groups of students then return to Allendale for a two-week course in Mobile Application Development. This program fulfills the general education World Perspectives requirement (3 credits), and may fulfill up to 3 credits of the general education Issues requirement upon submission of the required reflection paper and form.

In addition to lectures and lab time, there will be field trips to the unique features of the country. In addition to geographic and cultural experiences, the students will have the opportunity to visit unique sites related to the discipline. For example, while touring the Swiss Alps, students visit a secure cloud data center. So while they learn how to build cloud-based infrastructure in the course, the get to actually see one of the world’s most secure cloud data center, 1,000 feet deep in the Alps, in a former Swiss military command center designed to withstand a nuclear attack.

Switzerland

For more information on this program, visit ZHAW Faculty-Led Program

Further questions? Contact:

Dr. Paul Leidig
Director, School of Computing and Information Systems
Office: C-2-118 Mackinac Hall
Phone: 616-331-2308
Email: leidig@gvsu.edu



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