Browse GVSU Faculty-Led Programs

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.  




Browse GVSU Partnership Programs

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.


External Programs

Non-GVSU Programs

Browse Non-GVSU Programs

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.




Browse Internships Abroad

Students can complete an internship through a GVSU Program, non-GVSU, non credit-bearing, or do a study abroad and internship combination. 


Independent Study

Independent Study

Browse Independent Studies

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

Master's Degree Abroad

Browse Master's Degrees 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.