Allied Health Sciences

Imagine shadowing doctors in a Peruvian health center, taking X-rays of the lungs of tuberculosis patients, and performing anthropometry assessments on malnourished children in a community.  All this while being immersed in the culture and language of the host country, would be an unforgettable and transformative experience. Cross-cultural understanding is key when interacting with all kinds of patients. 

Allied Health

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Allied Health Science students have a wealth of study abroad opportunities, ranging from coursework in the sciences or electives to immersion in clinical settings.  The ideal case for most students would be to do a study experience during the school year to enable a four-year graduation and/or a summer experience interning abroad.

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • Department input requested.
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and non-GVSU options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill general education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other non-GVSU options by using the search engines listed below.

Allied Health Science Coursework

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas, Puebla

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

Affiliate

Japan

Japan Center for Michigan Universities

Semester, academic year, summer or May

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

South Africa

CIS: Stellenbosch University

Summer

Non-GVSU

Chile

IES: Health Studies

Summer

Non-GVSU

Costa Rica

API: ICDS Health in Latin America

Winter semester

Pre-Speech Language Pathology Coursework

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

Non-GVSU

Australia

IFSA: University of Melbourne

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Non-GVSU

England

Arcadia: Lancaster University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

England

NYU: London Global Academic Center

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

South Africa

ISA: University of Cape Town

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Global Health Experiences

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

Non-GVSU

Argentina 

CFHI: Primary Care and Social Medicine

4 weeks

Non-GVSU

Benin

Medical Internship in Benin

Varies

Non-GVSU

Bolivia

CFHI: Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in La Paz

4 or 8 weeks

Non-GVSU

Chile

ELI: Health Placements

Varies

Non-GVSU

Chile

SIT: Public Health, Traditional Medicine...

Semester

Non-GVSU

Ghana

WTW: Ghana Medical Internships

Varies

Non-GVSU

Nepal

WTW: Nepal Medical Internships

Varies

Non-GVSU

Guatemala

ELI: Rural Health Placements

Varies

Non-GVSU

South Africa

Arcadia University: Public Health Through Mobile Clinics

Summer

Non-GVSU

England

Northeastern University: Comparative Healthcare

Summer

Non-GVSU

Malaysia

Main Homepage: Taylor's University

Taylor's University American Degree Transfer Program

Notes: Course Offer Schedule Until Fall 2017

 

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Botswana

CIEE: Public Health

Semester, academic year

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

GVSU

Paris

EUSA Internship-France

Summer

GVSU

Dublin

EUSA Internship-Ireland

Summer

GVSU

Madrid

EUSA Internship-Spain

Summer

GVSU

United Kingdom

EUSA Internship-London

Summer

GVSU

Czech Republic

EUSA Internship-Prague

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

API Health-Internship

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS Health-Internship

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CAPA Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CRCC Asia Healthcare Internships

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Internship

Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Health-Internship

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

Service Learning

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

World Endeavors Health Internships

Semester or summer

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information contact Department Contact below.

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

Browse More Programs

Department Contact

Chad Sutliffe
Allied Health Sciences
200/207 515 Michigan NE
616-331-5526

sutlifch@gvsu.edu



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