Independent Study

The options and opportunities for independent study projects are virtually limitless. Students would go through the independent study process when they are not receiving an official transcript for their program abroad. The Padnos International Center (PIC) has established a set of guidelines to follow in planning your independent study abroad experience. 

Independent study abroad may include but not limited to the following:

  1. Service learning programs 
  2. Independent study courses
  3. Research projects
  4. Internship and work abroad
  5. Volunteer abroad
  6. Student Teaching (COST Program)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are receiving credit from another university, apply for a Non-GVSU program. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6 weeks prior to program. Students must apply on OASIS

The Independent Study Guide & Checklist and the Faculty Supervisory Form will help guide you through the Independent Study process. 

If you are unsure if your selected program is considered independent study, please contact the Padnos International Center

If you are conducting research abroad, please view the information on the Research Protections Program 


Page last modified November 3, 2017