Affordable Study Abroad Programs

Cost is a big determinant of your study abroad destination as much as your desired location determines your cost for studying abroad. Some locations will cost as much as a typical semester or summer term at GVSU, sometimes cost even more, where as other locations might lead to saving a lot of money. Below is a refined list of relatively affordable summer and semester study abroad programs.

Please note that the cost values presented are just estimates and may vary slightly from the actual values.

Affordable Summer Programs under $5,500

Program/Host University

Program Type

Country/City

Duration

El Salvador & Guatemala: Social Work

GVSU Faculty-Led

El Salvador & Guatemala

2 weeks

Netherlands: Geography & Planning

GVSU Faculty-Led

Netherlands

2 weeks

Ireland: Social Work 

GVSU Faculty-Led

Ireland

2 weeks

USAC-Shanghai

External Provider

China

4 weeks

USAC-Prague

External Provider

Czech Republic

5 weeks

USAC-Pau

External Provider

France

4 weeks

USAC-Santiago

External Provider

Chile

5 weeks

University of the South Pacific - TEAN

External Provider

Fiji

2 weeks

Summer Middle East Studies - CIEE

External Provider

Jordan

4 weeks

Summer Business + Culture - CIEE

External Provider

Spain

4 weeks


Affordable Summer Programs under $8,500

Program/Host University

Program Type

Country/City

Duration

John Cabot University

GVSU Affiliate Partner

Italy

5 weeks

University of Deusto

GVSU Partnership

Spain

5 weeks

Universidad del Bio Bio

GVSU Partnership

Chile

11 weeks

Spain: Education

GVSU Faculty-Led

Spain

6 weeks

Tanzania: Teaching, Learning and Culture

GVSU Faculty-Led

Tanzania

4 weeks

USAC-Heredia

External Provider

Costa Rica

5 weeks

USAC-Santiago

External Provider

Chile

5 weeks

University of Sydney Summer Program-TEAN

External Provider

Australia

4 weeks


Affordable Semester Programs under $13,000 (*$11,000 to $13,000 is the estimated cost of a semester at GVSU*)

Program/Host University

Program Type

Country/City

Duration

Universidad del Bio Bio

GVSU Partnership

Chile

July-January OR March-July

ESSCA Budapest

GVSU Partnership

Hungary

August-December OR January-May

Babes-Bolyai University

GVSU Partnership

Romania

October-February OR February-June

Seoul National University of Science and Technology

GVSU Partnership

South Korea

September-December OR March-June

United States International University

External Provider

Kenya

January-April OR August-December

Christ University

External Provider

India

January-June OR August-December

Linnaeus University

External Provider 

Sweden

January - June OR August-December

Universidad ORT

External Provider

Uruguay

January - June OR August-December

University of Cape Coast

GVSU Partnership

Ghana

August-December OR January-May OR August-May

Universidad de las Americas

GVSU Partnership

Mexico

August - December OR January - May OR May - June

Mahidol University-TEAN

External Provider

Thailand

December-April

April-July

August-December

How Do I Pay for Study Abroad?

To contact the Financial Aid office, email [email protected] with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G-number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail. 

Financial Aid FAQs

SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS

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.

Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad/scholarships for more information on these and other grants/scholarships.



Page last modified May 25, 2022