Global Studies & Social Impact Abroad

Deepening interconnectedness and globalization requires an interdisciplinary approach to the study of global and international issues. Global studies and social impact offers students the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed for engaged global citizenship on the local and world stage. Study abroad allows students to critically explore international interactions between states, societies, cultures, and the environment, and reflect on our individual and collective responses to the outcomes of these complex interactions.

Global Studies & Social Impact Programs

Internships

Academic Advice

Scholarships

Department Contact

Resources for Advisors

Africa

Program Suggestions

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students studying Global Studies and Social Impact.

Faculty-Led Programs

Location

Program 

Available Courses

Namibia

African History, Cultures and The Environment

HST 380/AAA 333: African History, Cultures & Environment (3 credits) AND HTM 368: Geotourism (3 credits)

*Fulfills Global Perspectives and 2 Issues

Spain

Intercultural Communication and Service Learning

ITC 100: Introduction to Intercultural Competence and Communication (3 credits)

Fulfills General Education US Diversity requirement AND

Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement

Semester and Academic Year Programs

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Partnership 

Available Courses

Italy & Tunisia

SIT: Politics and Religious Integration in the Mediterranean

External

Available Courses

Jordan

NU: Jordan & Syrian Crisis: Arabic Language & ME Politics

External

Available Courses

Morocco

SIT: Morocco Migration and Transnational Identity

External

Available Courses

Rwanda

SIT: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding

External

Available Courses

South Africa

ISA: Cape Town

External

Available Courses

South Africa

SIT: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

External

Available Courses

Tanzania

SFS: Summer in Tanzania

External

Available Courses

Summer Programs

Location

Program

Program Type

Courses

China

USAC: Southwest Minzu University

External

Available Courses

Cuba

USAC CUBA: La Habana - Cuban History, Society, & Politics

External

Available Courses

Ghana

CIEE: Ghanaian Studies

External

Available Courses

China

CIEE: Summer Business and Culture, Shanghai

External

Available Courses

Tanzania

SFS: Summer in Tanzania

External

Available Courses

Varies

IPSL

External

Available Courses

Internships

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

Internships Abroad

Internships

Explore Other Program Options

There are other program options available. Schedule a study abroad advising appointment to learn more or browse our other program options:

Browse More Programs

Other Opportunities

Academic Advice

  • The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.
  • Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and Issues requirements abroad
  • 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 above. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Department input requested

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.

Academic Advice

Scholarship Opportunities

Explore Scholarship opportunities through our Scholarships Page

Scholarships

Department Contact

Jack Mangala
101 Lake Ontario Hall
[email protected]



Page last modified October 28, 2021