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 Major Minor

Germany

 

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

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.

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 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

Your are not limited to the programs options listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program,, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Semester, Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

Semester, Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

France

Université Catholique de l'Ouest

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

Summer, Academic Year

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas Puebla

Semester, 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

Italy

John Cabot University

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Balkans

Exploring Post-Conflict Contexts in the Balkans

Summer

Non-GVSU

Czech Republic

ISA, Charles University

Semester

Non-GVSU

Cuba

Experiencing Cuba: Past & Present

Summer

Non-GVSU

Fiji

ISA, University of the South Pacific

Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Germany

IES Abroad Center: Berlin

Semester

Non-GVSU

Malaysia

Taylor's University

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU

Russia

Northeastern University: A Take of Three Cities

Summer

Non-GVSU

South Africa

IES: University of Cape Town

Semester

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

GVSU

Czech Republic

EUSA: Prague

Summer

GVSU

England

EUSA: London

Summer

GVSU

France

EUSA: Paris

Summer

GVSU

Ireland

EUSA: Dublin

Summer

GVSU

Spain

EUSA: Madrid

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

API Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CAPA Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS History Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Internships

Summer, Semester

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA: Service Learning

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

William Morison (Primary)

D-1-154 Mackinac Hall

morisonw@gvsu.edu

(616) 331-3298

Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin

D-1-220 Mackinac Hall

shapiroc@gvsu.edu

(616) 331-3298



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