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 Study Abroad Programs

Education Major Minor

Tanzania

Academic Advice

 

  • 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 Global 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 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

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Faculty-Led

Netherlands

English Education in Maastricht

   

 

Faculty-Led 

Dominican Republic

Social & Cultural Foundations of Education

   

 

Faculty-Led

South Africa

Teacher Assisting (South Africa)

     

Faculty-Led

Spain

Comparative Perspectives on Education

   

 

Faculty-Led

Spain

Teacher Assisting (Spain)

     

Faculty-Led

Tanzania

Culture, Teaching & Education

   

 

Partnership

Chile

Universidad del Bío-Bío

 

Partnership

Germany

Pädagogische Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd

 

EXTERNAL PROGRAMS

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Affiliate

Spain

Universidad de Deusto

 

Affiliate

Multiple Destinations

COST Program (Student Teaching)

   

External

Spain

CIS: Barcelona School for International Studies

   

External

Chile

ISA: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

External

Hungary

Budapest Semesters in Math Education

   

External

Ireland

ISA: National University of Ireland, Galway

External

South Africa

SIT: Education & Social Change

   

External

South Korea

ISA: Konkuk University

External

Sweden

USAC: Linnaeus University

 

External

Taiwan

CIEE: Communications, Business, Political Economy

 

Internship

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

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

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