English

"Amid the conflicts and convergences of our globalized era, literature can serve as an ample window onto the histories, hopes, and burdens borne by our global neighbors." In an international setting, the context of each literature course will serve to broaden your perspective within a global society. Step out into the world, rev up your resume, and earn academic credit by studying abroad in locations such as United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Japan, Poland, and many more.

English Programs

Internships 

Academic Advice 

Scholarships

Department Contact 

Resources for Advisors 

Tanzania

Tanzania

PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students studying English.

FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Available Courses

Ghana

Literature of the Slave Trade

*ENG 231: Early African-American Literature (3 credits) AND
 

**ENG 334: Multicultural Children’s Literature (3 credits) 

*Fulfills Foundations - Philosophy and Literature, SWS, and AAA studies minor requirements
Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement.

**Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course.

Netherlands

English Education

*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 General Education Global Perspectives requirement.

Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement.

United Kingdom

Literature

Undergraduate

ENG 440: Major Authors (3 credits) AND

ENG 495: English Capstone (3 credits)

Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement.

Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement.

 

Graduate 

ENG 603: British Literature Seminar (3 credits) AND

ENG 661: Author/Topic Seminar (3 credits)

SEMESTER AND ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Program Type

Courses

Australia

Macquarie University

Partnership

Available Courses

Australia

University of Sunshine Coast

Partnership

Available Courses 

Chile

Universidad del Bío Bío

Partnership

Available Courses

France

L'Université Catholique de L'Ouest

Partnership

Available Courses

Germany 

Pädegogische Hochschule Schwaebisch

Partnership 

Available Courses

Ghana 

University of Cape Coast

Partnership

Available Courses

Ireland

API: National University of Ireland

External

Available Courses

Italy 

John Cabot University

Partnership

Available Courses

Scotland

USAC: University of Stirling

External

Available Courses

South Korea

National University of Science and Technology

Partnership

Available Courses

Taiwan

National Taiwan Normal University

Partnership

Available Courses

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

Partnership

Available Courses

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Program Type

Courses

Costa Rica

Universidad Veritas 

External

Available Courses

Greece

American College of Greece

External

Available Courses

Italy 

Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore

External

Available Courses

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Partnership

Available Courses

United Kingdom

New York University: London

External

Available Courses


INTERNSHIPS

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

Internships Abroad

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PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS

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 English 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. 
  • NOT eligible for Study Abroad equivalences: ENG 307, ENG 308, ENG 400, ENG 495

 

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

 

Corinna McLeod
230 Lake Huron Hall
Phone: (616) 331-3400

 mcleodc@gvsu.edu

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