A GVSU Faculty-led Program
Tell me about this program
Open to: All Majors
Borshchiv, Ukraine — The study abroad program in Ukraine is designed to educate students about the relationship between the environment and human beings. The courses will focus on how human activity has been shaped by the environment, as well as how humans have re-shaped the environment. Ukraine is a place where human and environmental interaction has experienced dramatic change several times throughout history, from the first farmers in the region to the 1986 tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear power station. Courses in the program will highlight the crucial parameters of our interaction with nature, which shape both our biological and social development. The “Culture and Environment” course (part of the Man and Environment theme requirement) will be devoted to the study of human impacts, variability of experience in different environments, and environmental determinants of human cultures.
When can I go?
June 30 - August 3, 2018
Where will I live?
Program participants will live in hotels.
Who is eligible to participate?
This program is open to all majors, but does require a minimum 2.0 GPA.
GVSU is happy to extend this opportunity to non-GVSU students.
How do I apply?
To apply for this program, log on to www.gvsu.edu/oasis to begin your online application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE (2018 Program): February 1, 2018
Non-GVSU Students are welcome to apply. Please view Non-GVSU Student Information
What credits will I receive?
Students will register for a total of 6 credits:
ANT 340: Culture and Environment (3 credits) AND/OR
ANT 308: Field Experience Abroad (3 or 6 credits)
This experience counts toward the field requirement in the Anthropology major and the Archaeology minor. Independent study credits are available.
Language of instruction: English
How much does the program cost?
Program Fee: $4,745
- Round-trip airfare from Grand Rapids
- All meals
- All ground transportation
- Field trips and fees
- GVSU Tuition (6 credits) ($3,150)
- Personal expenses ($200)
- Passport/photos/visa ($200)
- ISIC Card (Optional) ($28)
TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses) = $8,323
To contact the Financial Aid office, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail.
Non-GVSU Students: Non-GVSU students admitted for study abroad are not eligible for Financial Aid from GVSU. Check with your home school’s study abroad and financial aid offices for details on applying for financial aid from your home school toward study abroad program costs.
FACULTY-LED PROGRAM GRANT (Up to $1,500): All degree-seeking students who apply to their faculty-led program by the priority deadline are automatically considered for a grant of up to $1,500 from the Padnos International Center. Students must have a current FAFSA on file to be eligible. No application required.
James F. and Virginia L. Goode Global Programs Scholarship: The purpose of the scholarship is to reduce the financial pressure on students and their families and make a Grand Valley education accessible to students from all backgrounds. This need-based scholarship will ensure that financial need does not become a barrier to intellectual and personal growth for students planning to study abroad. MyScholarships: https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/10186
Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for additional information on grants and scholarships.
Who can tell me more?
223 Lake Michigan Hall
All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.