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 Sciences Study Abroad Programs

Allied Health

Guatemala

 

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.
  • NOT eligible for Study Abroad equivalences: 
    AHS 301, AHS 321, and AHS 495

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 External 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 External program options by using the search engines listed below.

Allied Health Science Coursework

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Faculty-Led

Ghana

Ghana Honors

   

 

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

   

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

   

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

   

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas, Puebla

   

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

   

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

External: Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

 

External

South Africa

CIS: Stellenbosch University

   

External

Chile

IES: Health Studies

   

External

Costa Rica

API: ICDS Health in Latin America

   

Pre-Speech Language Pathology Coursework

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Non-Traditional Academic Year

External

Australia

IFSA: University of Melbourne

 

External

England

NYU: London Global Academic Center

 

External

South Africa

ISA: University of Cape Town

 

Global Health Experiences

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

External

Argentina 

CFHI: Primary Care and Social Medicine

4 weeks

External

Bolivia

CFHI: Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in La Paz

4 or 8 weeks

External

Chile

ELI: Health Placements

Varies

External

Guatemala

ELI: Rural Health Placements

Varies

External

South Africa

Arcadia University: Public Health Through Mobile Clinics

Summer

External

England

Northeastern University: Comparative Healthcare

Summer

External

Botswana

CIEE: Public Health

Semester, academic year

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

To determine GVSU courses that have already been approved, please review Existing Course Equivalencies.

To receive approval for courses that have not yet been previously approved, please review the Course Approval Process.

Department Contact

Alisha Davis
Allied Health Sciences
420Q RFH (500 Lafayette NE)
616.331.5990

davalish@gvsu.edu