History Abroad

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 Programs

Internships

Academic Advice

Scholarships

Department Contact

Resources for Advisors

HTM

Program Suggestions

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students studying History.

Faculty-Led Programs

Location

Program 

Available Courses

Namibia

African Histories, Culture and the Environment

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

HTM 368: Geotourism (3 credits)

Semester and Academic Year Programs

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

Australia

Macquarie University

Partnership

Available Courses

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

Partnership

Available Courses

Czech Republic

Charles University

External

Available Courses

Fiji

University of the South Pacific

External

Available Courses

France

Université Catholique de l'Ouest

Partnership

Available Courses

Germany

Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

External

Available Courses

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Partnership

Available Courses

Japan

 

International Christian University

 

Partnership

Available Courses

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas Puebla

Partnership

Available Courses

South Africa

University of Cape Town

External

Available Courses

Turkey

 

Middle East Technical University

 

Partnership

Available Courses

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Partnership

Available Courses

Summer Programs

Location

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

China

Donghua University

External

Available Courses

Costa Rica

Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

External

Available Courses

Greece

American College of Greece

External

Available Courses

Ireland

National University of Ireland, Galway

External

Available Courses

Italy

 

John Cabot University

 

Partnership

Available Courses

Jordan

University of Jordan

External

Available Courses

South Korea

Hanyang University

External

Available Courses

Spain

Universidad de Deusto

Partnership

Available Courses

United Arab Emirates

American University of Sharjah

External

Available Courses

Internships

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in a history 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
  • Students taking at least 3 credits abroad will fulfill their Global Perspectives requirement
  • 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
  • Students should be working with their faculty mentor to plan and make appropriate course selections for study abroad
  • 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.

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 more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page 

Scholarships


Department Contact

Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin

D-1-150 Mackinac Hall

shapiroc@gvsu.edu