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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.
Non-GVSU Students are welcome to apply. Please view the page for more information.
Grand Valley has partnerships with institutions around the world. Students have the opportunity to take courses at these institutions during a semester, summer, or year abroad.
Students may choose to participate in an external program sponsored by another institution or study abroad organization. While participating in an external program, you will maintain your GVSU student status, earn credits toward your GVSU degree and have access to your GVSU financial aid package.
Students can complete an internship through a GVSU Program, non-GVSU, non credit-bearing, or do a study abroad and internship combination.
The options and opportunities for independent study projects are virtually limitless and may include: service-learning, research abroad, independently arranged internship, volunteer abroad, practicum abroad, or student teaching. The Padnos International Center (PIC) has established a set of guidelines to follow in planning your independent study abroad experience.
Masters Degree Abroad
Although the PIC is unable to offer detailed advice on full degree programs abroad, the following resources may be helpful to you while exploring the possibility of earning a full degree abroad.