LGBTQ Studies

Does the idea of living in the home of Vikings past and taking classes like “Homotextuality: Gay and Lesbian Literature,” “LGBITQ Youth and Self Harm,” and “Her Story: Lesbians in Japan and South Korea” sound interesting to you? Imagine traveling across Europe with the “Comparative Women’s and Gender Studies” program through Antioch University and being immersed in the lifestyles of many different peoples. Or, visualize yourself helping organize the Gay Pride in Dublin while interning for the city’s community resource center. If you studying abroad while taking LGBTQ+ courses, you can have all this and more. 

LGBTQ Studies Study Abroad Programs

LGBTQAI+

Germany

The perspectives gained while studying abroad are invaluable—both personally and professionally. Access to different classes and internship opportunities can set you apart on graduate school applications and in job interviews. A journey abroad can help piece together the bigger picture on what it means to identify as LGBTQIA+ in this world.

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 LGBTQ+ 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 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 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

Brooks College Scholarship for Study Abroad

Scholarships for students studying LGBTQIA+ studies

Above are some scholarships available for those students who are specifically studying LGBTQIA+ studies.

If you personally identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community also refer to here for additional scholarships.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other external options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Faculty-Led

South Africa

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

   

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

 

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester 

Academic Year 

Summer 

Non Traditional Academic Year 

NoN-GVSU

Costa Rica 

Universidad Veritas 

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External

Denmark

DIS: Gender and Sexuality Studies

One Week

     

External

England

King's College London

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External

Multiple Destinations in Europe

Carleton: Global Engagement

.

     

External

Sweden 

USAC: Linnaeus University

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External

Belgium 

ISA: University of Lueven

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Internships

Major

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

Danielle DeMuth

demuthd@gvsu.edu
218 Lake Ontario Hall