Legal Studies

Legal Studies students can reap huge benefits through studying abroad by gaining a better understanding of the different legal standards in the world, analyzing how law impacts other societies, and developing the solid foundation of knowledge, critical thinking, cultural competency and professional skills that are essential to success in the legal field and learning more about different world laws. Step out into the world, rev up your resume, and earn academic credit by studying abroad in locations such as Australia, Chile, Germany, Japan, Poland, and many more.

Legal Studies Study Abroad Programs

Legal Studies

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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 or World Endeavors.

Academic Advice

  First Year Students

 The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.
 Students may fulfill General Education Foundations and/or Issues requirements abroad.

Sophomores & Upperclassmen 

  • Students may take courses that satisfy some requirements in Legal Studies for the General Education program. Be sure to begin planning at least six months in advance.
  • Students do not need to speak a foreign language in order to study in a country where English is not the official language.
  • An internship abroad will not only give students experience and insights into their specific field of interest, but will help them develop desirable cross-cultural skills and competency.
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • Department input requested
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your advisor to discuss your academic goal.
  • 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 can fulfill the General Education Foundation requirements abroad as well as their General Education Issues requirement (reflection paper required). If you take at least 3 credits abroad, your Global Perspectives General Education requirement will automatically be fulfilled.

Scholarship Opportunities

Mullendore Legal Studies and Criminal Justice Scholarship

Explore more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page 

PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS

You are not limited to just the GVSU program options listed below. 
Explore other non-GVSU options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Partnerships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, University Name

Semester 

Academic Year

Summer 

Non-Traditional Academic Year 

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

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Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

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Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

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Partnership

Spain

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester 

Academic Year 

Summer 

Non-traditional Academic Year 

Non-GVSU

Australia

CIS Abroad- University of Newcastle

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Non-GVSU

Cyprus

Global Semesters-University of Nicosia

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Non-GVSU

India

KEI- Symbiosis International University

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Non-GVSU

Kenya

KEI- United States International University

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EXPLORE OTHER PROGRAM OPTIONS

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

Browse More Programs

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester 

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

API Law Internships

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Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CRCC Asia Legal Internships

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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

CCPS Advising Center

ccpsadvisor@gvsu.edu

321C DeVos Center