History

There are many approaches to studying history. Study abroad offers students the distinct opportunity to experience various historical contexts and sites thus enabling a unique perspective on the understanding of countries and cultures. Imagine learning about Buddhism while sipping butter tea with Tibetan monks in the Himalayas, participating in a cultural program at Kolkata, doing archival study on the Middle East at Ankara, or visiting historical sites in Jamaica. The possibilities are endless.

History Study Abroad Programs

History Major Minor

Italy

 

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 and World Endeavors

Academic Advice

Students should meet with their academic adviser at least three months prior to departing for their program.

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

Keep in Mind

  • Study abroad can help you pursue a range of courses and curriculum and understand History from an international perspective from different historical contexts: through texts, artifacts, visits to museums and historical sites, media etc.
  • 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 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.
     

Restrictions

  • It is recommended that students fulfill the History capstone requirement at GVSU.
  • Courses will be evaluated on a case to case basis through the course equivalency process.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other external options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program,, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Faculty-Led

Namibia

African History, Cultures and the Environment

   

 

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

   

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

   

Partnership

France

Université Catholique de l'Ouest

 

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

   

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

 

 

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas Puebla

   

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

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

Affiliate

Spain

Universidad de Deusto

 

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

 

External

Czech Republic

ISA, Charles University

   

External

Fiji

ISA, University of the South Pacific

 

External

Germany

IES Abroad Center: Berlin

   

External

South Africa

IES: University of Cape Town

   

External

Malaysia

Taylor's University

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Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

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Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

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

Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
D-1-150 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-3445

shapiroc@gvsu.edu