Department of Visual & Media Arts

Imagine having access to pure paint pigments found in the local marketplace in Morocco or India. Imagine spending time analyzing the architecture in Europe, inspiring your own meticulous and ornate compositions. Imagine meeting artists from all over the world attending the same international institution as you. Studying abroad can give art students an opportunity to replenish or forward creative inspirations and techniques. 

London

University of the Arts London

Whether you want to focus your art on architecture, experimental, landscapes or still-life, studying abroad can instill a sense of independence and self-awareness that is critical to any budding artist. Keep on the lookout for artistic connections, you never know who might let you do an artist residency later on in life.

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.

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Program Suggestions

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

Ceramics

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Course Description

Term

Faculty-Led

United Kingdom

UK: Art

Course Description

Summer 

Partnership

South Korea

Seoul National University of Science & Technology

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: Sydney, Australia

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Botswana

CIEE: University of Botswana

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

England

API: The University of the Arts, London (UAL)

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

Athena: Florence, Italy

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

Direct Enroll: Accademia Riaci

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Graphic Design

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Course Description

Term

Partnership

South Korea

Seoul National University of Science & Technology

Course Description

Semester

Partnership

England

Kingston University

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Affiliate

Greece

Hellenic International Studies in the Arts

Course Description

Semester

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Affiliate

Cyprus

Global Semesters: University of Nicosia

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

Argentina

ISA: University of Belgrano (Taught in Spanish)

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

South Korea

SIT: Digital Futures

Course Description

Summer

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: Sydney, Australia

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

England

API: The University of the Arts, London (UAL)

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

Athena Abroad: Florence, Italy

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

Direct Enroll: Accademia Riaci

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

France

Paris College of Art

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Illustration

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Course Description

Term

Partnership

England

Kingston University

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Affiliate

Cyprus

Global Semesters: University of Nicosia

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

England

API: The University of the Arts, London (UAL)

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

Athena: Santa Reparata International School of Art

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

France

Paris College of Art

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Metalsmithing

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Course Description

Term

Partnership

South Korea

Seoul National University of Science & Technology

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: Sydney, Australia

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

England

API: The University of the Arts, London (UAL)

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

Athena: Lorenzo de' Medici

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

Italy

Direct Enroll: Accademia Riaci

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Painting

Program Type

Country 

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Course Description

Term

Partnership

South Korea

Seoul National University of Science & Technology

Course Description

Semester

Affiliate

Cyprus

Hellenic International Studies in the Arts

Course Description

Semester

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: University of Melbourne

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: Sydney, Australia

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

England

API: The University of the Arts, London (UAL)

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

France

ASA: The Marchutz School of Fine Arts

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

Italy

Athena: Florence, Italy

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

France

CIS: Aix-en-Provence 

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Greece

Art on the Move in Athens

Course Description

Summer

Printmaking

Program Type 

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Course Description

Term

Affiliate

Cyprus

Global Semesters: University of Nicosia

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: University of Melbourne

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: Sydney, Australia

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Botswana

CIEE: University of Botswana

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

England

API: The University of the Arts, London (UAL)

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

France

Athena: Paris Institute of Creative Arts

Course Description

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Italy

Athena: Florence, Italy

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Sculpture

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Course Description

Term

Partnership

South Korea

Seoul National University of Science & Technology

Course Description

Semester

Affiliate

Cyprus

Global Semesters: University of Nicosia

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: University of Melbourne

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: Sydney, Australia

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

England

API: The University of the Arts, London (UAL)

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

France

Paris College of Art

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

Athena: Florence, Italy

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

Direct Enroll: Accademia Riaci

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

CAPA: Florence Study Center

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Visual Studies

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Course Description

Term

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Affiliate

Cyprus

Global Semesters: University of Nicosia

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

Various Locations

Sotheby’s Institute of Art: Art Museums, Galleries and Curating

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Germany

BARD: Berlin Summer Studio

Course Description

Summer

Non-GVSU

United Kingdom

Collecting and Provenance in an International Context

Course Description

Summer

Non-GVSU

Botswana

CIEE: University of Botswana

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

Czech Republic

CIEE: Communications & New Media

Course Description

Summer

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: University of Melbourne

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: Sydney, Australia

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

South Africa

CIEE: University of Capetown

Course Description

Semester, academic year, summer

Curatorial Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

Non-GVSU

France

École Magasin

Academic year

Non-GVSU

Singapore 

Global Works: Art Gallery in Singapore

Summer

Art History

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Course Description

Term

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Affiliate

Greece

Hellenic International Studies in the Arts

Course Description

Semester, summer

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

Course Description

Semester, summer

Affiliate

Cyprus

Global Semester: University of Nicosia

Course Description

Semester, summer

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: University of Melbourne

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

United Kingdom

Collecting and Provenance in an International Context

Course Description

Summer

Non-GVSU

France

ASA: The Marchutz School of Fine Arts

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

France

Athena: Paris Institute of Fine Arts

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

France

Paris College of Art

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

France

CIS: Aix-en-Provence

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

Athena: Florence, Italy

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

CAPA: Florence Study Center

Course Description

Semester, academic year, summer

Art Education

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Course Description

Term

Non-GVSU

Botswana

CIEE: University of Botswana

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

Cyprus

Global Semesters: University of Nicosia

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: Sydney, Australia

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Australia

KEI: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

New Zealand

ISA: Massey University - Palmerstone North

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Foundations

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Course Description

Term

Partnership

South Korea

Seoul National University of Science & Technology

Course Description

Semester

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Course Description

Semester, academic year or summer

Affiliate

Greece

Hellenic International Studies in the Arts

Course Description

Semester or summer

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

Course Description

Semester, academic year or summer

Affiliate

Cyprus

Global Semesters: University of Nicosia

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

Argentina

ISA: University of Belgrado (Taught in Spanish)

Course Description

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Australia

ISA: Sydney, Australia

Course Description

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Non-GVSU

England

API:The University of the Arts, London (UAL)

Course Description

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

South Korea

ISA: South Korea University

Course Description

Semester

Non-GVSU

South Korea

ASA: The Marchutz School of Fine Arts

Course Description

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

France

USAC: Lyon

Course Description

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

France

Athena: Paris, France

Course Description

Semester, summer

Non-GVSU

France

Paris College of Art

Course Description

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

Athena: Florence, Italy

Course Description

Semester, summer

Non-GVSU

Italy

Direct enroll: Accademia Riaci

Course Description

Semester, academic year or summer

Non-GVSU

Italy

Athena: Lorenzo De' Medici

Course Description

Semester or summer

Non-GVSU

Italy

CAPA: Florence Study Center

Course Description

Semester, academic year or summer

Other Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

GVSU

France

EUSA Internship: Paris

Summer

GVSU

Spain

EUSA Internship: Madrid

Summer

GVSU

Ireland

EUSA Internship: Dublin

Summer

GVSU

United Kingdom

EUSA Internship: London

Summer

GVSU

Czech Republic

EUSA Internship: Prague

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destination

API Art and Design Internships

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destination

CAPA Internships

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destination

CIS Design Internships

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destination

CRCC Asia Internships

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destination

ISA Internships

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destination

Service Learning

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destination

USAC Study-Internships

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destination

World Endeavors Visual Arts Internships

Summer

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. 

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Department Contact

For all course equivalency requests, please email or submit the Study Abroad Course Approval Form in person to:

Department of Visual & Media Arts

1105 Calder Art Center

Katalin Zaszlavik / International Education Committee 
(616) 331-3486
artdept@gvsu.edu



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