Higher Education Abroad

Discover the different education systems around the world and develop your own personal international pedagogy.  Imagine yourself doing your student teaching in a Spanish classroom, or learn the African teaching style during a semester in South Africa!

GVSU also gives you the opportunity to fulfill your teacher assisting requirement in either South Africa or Spain with our faculty-led programs!

Higher Education Programs

Internships 

Academic Advice 

Scholarships

Department Contact

Resources for Advisors

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PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students in Education. 

FACULTY LED

Country

Program

Available Courses

Netherlands

English Education in Maastricht 

*ENG 365: Teaching ESL (3 credits) AND

ENG 400: Language Arts for Teachers (3 credits) 

*CSAT majors can use this to fulfill SAT 495

***Fulfills Global Perspectives and 1 Issues

South Africa

Teacher Assisting 

EDI 330/331: Methods and Strategies of Teaching (5 credits) AND

EDF 310: Organizing and Managing Classroom Environments (3 credits) AND

EDR 320/321: Content Area Literacy (3 credits) AND

EDT 370: Technology in Education (if needed) 

*Special Education Majors contact faculty director for course sequence. 

**Fulfills Global Perspectives and 1 Issues

Spain

Comparative Perspectives on Education

*EDF 315: Diverse Perspectives on Education (3 credits) AND

EDF 380: Cultural Exploration in Spain (3 credits) 

*Fulfills a requirement for admission into CECI

**Fulfills Global Perspectives, U.S Diversity, and 1 Issues


INTERNSHIPS

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in Education internships abroad.

Internships Abroad

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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:

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ACADEMIC ADVICE

FIRST YEAR AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS

  • The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year. 
  • Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and Issues requirements abroad. 
  • Students taking at least 3 credits abroad will fulfill their Global Perspectives requirement. 

 

GENERAL ADVICE

  • Students may take courses that satisfy some requirements in their Education major or the General Education program. Be sure to begin planning at least six months in advance. 
  • Students should make sure they will have met prerequisites such as language and other foundation courses before they go abroad; it is important that students have prepared themselves adequately in the language of the country they will be visiting to maximize their study abroad learning experience. 
  • Fulfill your teacher assisting abroad through the Spain and South Africa faculty-led programs.

 

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. 

For more information email the Department Contact.  

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Study Abroad Photography Scholarship 

Explore more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page

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DEPARTMENT CONTACT

Sherie Klee

456 C Devos 

(616) 331-2076

willishe@gvsu.edu

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