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 Study Abroad Programs

Tanzania

Tanzania

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or those looking to focus solely on an internship, have many options. Customized internships are available in a few locations through GVSU internships, as well as other programs such as ELAP or World Endeavors.

Academic Advice

Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

For students in the College of Education:
Consider student teaching placements abroad through COST

Restrictions

  • Department input requested.
  •  NOT eligible for Study Abroad equivalences: ENG 307, ENG 308, ENG 400, ENG 495
  • 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

You are not limited to the programs options listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Academic Year

Faculty-Led

Ghana

Literature of the Slave Trade

   

 

Faculty-Led

Netherlands

English Education

   

 

Faculty-Led

United Kingdom

Literature

   

 

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

   

Partnership

Australia

University of Sunshine Coast

   

Partnership

Chile

Universidad del Bio Bio

 

Partnership

France

L'Université Catholique de L'Ouest

 

Partnership

Germany

Pädegogische Hochschule Schwaebisch

 

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

   

Partnership

South Korea

National University of Science and Technology

     

Partnership

Taiwan

National Taiwan Normal University

   

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

 

Partnership

United Kingdom

University of Brighton

   

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

External

Italy

ISA: University of Sydney

 

External

Scotland

USAC: University of Stirling

 

External

Spain

CEA: Liberal Arts & Sciences in Alicante 

 

External

England

AIFS: Richmond American University in London

 

External

Ireland

API: National University of Ireland

 

External

London

New York University: London

   

Internships

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 the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

Corinna McLeod
Department of English
230 Lake Huron Hall
Phone: (616) 331-3400
Email: mcleodc@gvsu.edu