Geology

Geology students can reap huge benefits through studying abroad by gaining a better understanding of the most important problems facing society. Geologist can gain a different perspective on the issues such as water, energy, climate change and natural hazards in a different country. Step out into the world, rev up your resume, and earn academic credit by studying abroad in locations such as Australia, Chile, Germany, Japan, Poland, and many more.

Geology Study Abroad Programs

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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

First Year Students

The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.
Students may fulfill General Education Foundations and/or Issues requirements abroad.

Sophomore Students & Upperclassmen

Students may fulfill General Education Foundations and/or Issues requirements abroad.

  • There are a variety of research opportunities at international Field Schools available to Geology students.
  • Due to the timing of geology courses offered at GVSU, make sure you meet with your faculty advisor to plan fitting a semester abroad into your schedule.
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!
     

KEEP IN MIND

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your advisor to discuss your academic goal.
  • 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 can fulfill the General Education Foundation requirements abroad as well as their General Education Issues requirement (reflection paper required). If you take at least 3 credits abroad, your Global Perspectives General Education requirement will automatically be fulfilled. 


Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Faculty-Led

Haiti

Water, Environmental Issues, and Service Learning

   

 

Faculty-Led

Iceland

Geology In The Land Of Fire & Ice

   

 

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

   

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

   

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

 

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

   

External

Australia

University of Newcastle

   

External

Cyprus

University of Nicosia

   

 

Affiliate 

Germany

WSU: Junior Year in Munich 

   

External

New Zealand

University of Canterbury

   

External

New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington

   

External

South Africa

University of Cape Town

     

External

Thailand

KEI: Mahidol University

   

External

United Arab Emirates

CIEE: American University of Sharjah

   

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. 

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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

Figen Mekik
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
121 Padnos Hall of Science
(616) 331 3020

mekikf@gvsu.edu