Education Abroad

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!

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PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students in Education. 

FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Available Courses

Dominican Republic

Social & Cultural Foundations of Education

EDF 699: Dominican Republic Independent Study (3 credits) OR

EDF 672: Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (3 credits)*

*This course is one of the two education Foundation courses from which all CECI education graduate level students must choose.

Netherlands

English Education in Maastricht 

*ENG 365: Teaching ESL (3 credits) AND

ENG 400: Language Arts for Teachers (3 credits) 

*CSAT majors can use this to fulfill SAT 495

***Fulfills Global Perspectives and 1 Issues

South Africa

Teacher Assisting 

EDI 330/331: Methods and Strategies of Teaching (5 credits) AND

EDF 310: Organizing and Managing Classroom Environments (3 credits) AND

EDR 320/321: Content Area Literacy (3 credits) AND

EDT 370: Technology in Education (if needed) 

*Special Education Majors contact faculty director for course sequence. 

**Fulfills Global Perspectives and 1 Issues

Spain

Comparative Perspectives on Education

*EDF 315: Diverse Perspectives on Education (3 credits) AND

EDF 380: Cultural Exploration in Spain (3 credits) 

*Fulfills a requirement for admission into CECI

**Fulfills Global Perspectives, U.S Diversity, and 1 Issues

Spain

Teacher Assisting

EDI 330/331: Methods and Strategies of Teaching (5 credits) AND

EDF 310: Organizing and Managing Classroom Environments (3 credits) AND

EDR 320/321: Content Area Literacy (3 credits) AND

EDT 370: Technology in Education (if needed) 

*Special Education Majors contact faculty director for course sequence. 

**Fulfills Global Perspectives and 1 Issues

Tanzania

Culture, Teaching, & Education

MTH 496: Senior Thesis (capstone) (3 credits) Non-math majors may substitute this course upon approval from their home department and the Tanzania program director OR

SAT 495: Teaching Sciences and Arts in the Elementary Classrooms (capstone) (3 credits) OR

SST 495: Education in Plural Societies (capstone) (3 credits) OR/AND

MTH 386: Study Abroad (3 credits) 

*Fulfills Global Perspectives and 2 Issues

SEMESTER AND ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Program Type

Courses

Chile

Universidad del Bío-Bío 

Partnership

Available Courses

Germany

Pädagogische Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd 

Partnership 

Available Courses

Ghana

University of Cape Coast 

Partnership

Available Courses

Hungary

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics 

External

Available Courses

Multiple Desti

COST Program (Student Teaching)

Affiliate 

Available Courses

New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington

External

Available Courses

Spain

Universidad de Deusto 

Affiliate 

Available Courses

South Korea

Korea University

External 

Available Courses

Sweden

Linnaeus University

External

Available Courses


INTERNSHIPS

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in an Education internship abroad.

Internships Abroad

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EXPLORE OTHER PROGRAM OPTIONS

There are other program options available. Schedule a study abroad advising appointment to learn more or browse our other program options:

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ACADEMIC ADVICE

FIRST YEAR AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS

  • The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year. 
  • Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and Issues requirements abroad. 
  • Students taking at least 3 credits abroad will fulfill their Global Perspectives requirement. 

 

GENERAL ADVICE

  • Students may take courses that satisfy some requirements in their Education major or the General Education program. Be sure to begin planning at least six months in advance. 
  • Students should make sure they will have met prerequisites such as language and other foundation courses before they go abroad; it is important that students have prepared themselves adequately in the language of the country they will be visiting to maximize their study abroad learning experience. 
  • Fulfill your teacher assisting abroad through the Spain and South Africa faculty-led programs.

 

To determine the GVSU Course Equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please visit our Course Approval page.

Once you have selected a program, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to discuss your plans. 

For more information email the Department Contact.  

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Study Abroad Photography Scholarship 

Explore more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page

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DEPARTMENT CONTACT

Sherie Klee

456 C Devos 

(616) 331-2076

willishe@gvsu.edu

Education Abroad