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.

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.
  • 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

You are not limited to the programs options listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Faculty-Led

Ghana

Literature of the Slave Trade

Summer

Faculty-Led

Netherlands

English Education

Summer

Faculty-Led

United Kingdom

Literature

Summer

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Semester, Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

Australia

University of Sunshine Coast

Semester, Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

Chile

Universidad del Bio Bio

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

France

Université Catholique de l'Ouest

Semester, Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

Germany

Pädegogische Hochschule Schwaebisch

Summer (16 weeks), Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

Norway

University of Oslo

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

South Korea

National University of Science and Technology

Semester

Partnership

Taiwan

National Taiwan Normal University

Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

United Kingdom

University of Brighton

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Italy

ISA: Florence University

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Scotland

USAC: University of Stirling

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Spain

CEA: Liberal Arts & Sciences in Alicante 

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Thailand

ISA: Mahidol University

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

United Arab Emirates

API: American University of Sharjah

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Greece

AIFS: American College of Greece

Semester, Academic year

Non-GVSU

England

AIFS: Richmond American University in London

Semester, Academic year

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

GVSU

Czech Republic

EUSA Internships: Prague

Summer

GVSU

England

EUSA Internships: London

Summer

GVSU

France

EUSA Internships: Paris

Summer

GVSU

Ireland

EUSA Internships: Dublin

Summer

GVSU

Spain

EUSA Internships: Madrid

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

API Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Internships

Summer, Semester

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



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