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.

Geo

Morocco

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

  • 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!

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 faculty advisor as you plan courses to take abroad. 
  • 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

Haiti

Water, Environmental Issues, and Service Learning

Summer

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Semester, Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

Norway

University of Oslo

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Australia

University of Newcastle

Semester, Non-Traditional Academic Year

Affiliate 

Germany

WSU: Junior Year in Munich 

Semester, Academic 

Non-GVSU

New Zealand

University of Canterbury

Semester, Non-Traditional Academic Year

Non-GVSU

New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

New Zealand

University of Otago

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

South Africa

University of Cape Town

Semester

Non-GVSU

Thailand

KEI: Mahidol University

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

United Arab Emirates

CIEE: American University of Sharjah

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

CAPA Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

World Endeavors Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

The School for Field Studies

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

School for International Training

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

Figen Mekik

121 Padnos Hall of Science

(616)-331-3020

mekikf@gvsu.edu



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