Integrative Studies (Formerly Liberal Studies)

“I look at it as enriching my writing, communication skills, and my cultural experiences, which I will bring back and share with my kids and instill a love for travel in them”.                              

-Katy Bertodatto, Integrative Studies Major

Integrative Studies Study Abroad Programs

Liberal Studies

Norway

Learn more about social justice, business, leadership, race, culture, religion, or your area of focus in Integrative Studies while studying abroad. Study abroad can adapt to your specific or broader interdisciplinary interest. Develop your own study abroad experience, by choosing the country, program, university, and classes you want to be in. 

Whether you want to take courses on the African Diaspora at the University of Cape Coast (Ghana), immerse yourself with local students at the University of Sunshine Coast (Australia), or volunteer for the community at John Cabot University (Italy). Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or just looking to do an internship have some options as well. Customized internships are available through GVSU Internships, and other programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors.

Academic Advice

  • Use other relevant Major/Minor Advice pages for study abroad programs more closely related to your Integrative Studies emphasis area.  
  • Be sure to meet with your adviser at least 3 months before departing for your program.
  • Prioritize your goals. Consider your long-term academic and professional goals, as well as your on-campus degree requirements.
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • Integrative Studies students may NOT take INT 100, 310, and 495 abroad.
  • Courses will be evaluated on a case to case basis through the course equivalency process. 

Keep in Mind

  • 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.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the programs options listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Academic Year

Summer

Faculty-Led

Chile

Che Guevara, Revolution & The Motorcycle Diaries

 

Faculty-Led

El Salvador & Guatemala

Social Work

 

Faculty-Led

Haiti

Water, Environmental Issues, and Service Learning

 

Faculty-led

Spain

Intercultural Communication & Service

 

Partnership

Chile

University of Bio Bio

 

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Summer

External

Argentina

Mente Argentina: Civil Rights & the Role of Afr.Am. Women

 

External

Czech Republic

Charles University: Nationalism, Religion & Violence

 

External

Indonesia, Singapore

Northeastern University: Climate Change Science & Policy

 

External

Bolivia

SIT: Multiculturalism, Globalization and Social Change

 

External

Brazil, India, Uganda

IHP: Social Innovation

 

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

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. 

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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

Deana Weibel

324 Lake Ontario Hall

weibeld@gvsu.edu