Education

Discover the different education systems around the world and develop your own personal international pedagogy.  Imagine yourself doing your student teaching in an Indian classroom with the COST program, or learn the Hungarian teaching style during a semester in Budapest!

GVSU also gives you the opportunity to fulfill your teacher assisting requirement in either South Africa or Spain with our faculty-led programs!

Education Major Minor

Tanzania

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • Fulfill your teacher assisting abroad through the Spain and South Africa faculty-led programs (See program suggestions below)
  • Fulfill your student teaching abroad through the COST program (See program suggestions below)
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!
  • Your World Perspectives Gen-Ed requirement will automatically be waived for taking at least 3 credits abroad

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

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Faculty-Led

Netherlands

English Education in Maastricht

Summer

Faculty-Led 

Dominican Republic

Social & Cultural Foundations of Education

Summer

Faculty-Led

South Africa

Teacher Assisting

Winter Semester

Faculty-Led

Spain

Comparative Perspectives on Education

Summer

Faculty-Led

Spain

Teacher Assisting

Fall Semester

Faculty-Led

Tanzania

Culture, Teaching & Education

Summer

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Australia

University of Sunshine Coast

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Germany

Pädagogische Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd

Fall semester, academic year, or summer (16 weeks)

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

Academic year or summer

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas

Semester, summer or academic year

Partnership

Norway

University of Oslo

Semester, summer 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 Available

Affiliate

Multiple Destinations

COST Program (Student Teaching)

Semester

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Austria

IES: European Society & Culture

Semester

Non-GVSU

Chile

ISA: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

Semester, summer or academic year

Non-GVSU

Chile

SIT: Comparative Education & Social Change

Semester

Non-GVSU

Hungary

Budapest Semesters in Math Education

Semester

Non-GVSU

Ireland

ISA: National University of Ireland, Galway

Semester, summer or academic year

Non-GVSU

Scotland

USAC: University of Stirling

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

South Africa

SIT: Education & Social Change

Summer

Non-GVSU

South Korea

ISA: Konkuk University

Semester, summer or academic year

Non-GVSU

Sweden

USAC: Linnaeus University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Taiwan

CIEE: Communications, Business, Political Economy

Semester or 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 the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page.  

Department Contact

Sherie Williams
Associate Professor
456 Devos Center C
(616) 331-2076
willishe@gvsu.edu



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