Non-GVSU Programs

In addition to GVSU programs, Grand Valley students can choose from 4,000+ Non-GVSU programs!

Did you know? About 50% of GVSU students who Study Abroad go on Non-GVSU programs! Students are able to receive credit towards their degrees and can use their GVSU financial aid award towards the costs of a Non-GVSU program. 

STEP 1: Find a Non-GVSU Program

To find a Non-GVSU program, contact a Study Abroad Adviser or use one of the following search engines: 

STEP 2: Apply through OASIS

PLEASE NOTE: Students must apply to a Non-GVSU program through the OASIS system. This is a VERY IMPORTANT step that will allow students to access their financial aid and receive credit for the courses they take on a Non-GVSU program. 

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GVSU Affiliate Providers

Below are some Non-GVSU program options which GVSU has formal partnership agreements with. These providers offer scholarships and discounts to GVSU students. GVSU students also benefit from our familiarity with, and confidence in these affiliate programs.

Keep in mind, you are NOT limited to these programs. 

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

Academic Programs International (API)

Council of International Education Exchange (CIEE)

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)

Edge Hill University (United Kingdom) 

Global Semesters

Hellenic International Studies in the Arts (HISA)

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

John Cabot University (Italy) 

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)


Affiliate Discounts for GVSU Students

Provider

Benefit

Additional affiliate scholarships

API

Semester or AY students will receive a discount of $200.

Summer applicants will receive a discount of $150

Additional Scholarships

AIFS

Affiliate grant is $400 for a quarter or semester

$200 for a summer program

Additional Scholarships

CEA

All Summer - $500

All Semester - $1200

All Year - $2400

*Note: students will no longer be eligible for the CEA application based scholarships or vouchers. They can still apply for Sean Dykstra Scholarship

Additional Scholarships

CIEE

Grants available, but no auto discounts

Additional Scholarships

Edge Hill University

$400 discount for semester programs

Additional Scholarships

Global Semesters

$500 program discount for any fall or spring semester participant

Additional Scholarships

HISA

All students receives $250 Doris S Whitney Grant off attendance fees. Also, students who desire can apply for a work study grant for an additional $250.

Additional Scholarships

ISA

All students receive a $200 discount

Additional Scholarships

John Cabot University

Students receive a 10% discount on tuition.

Application fee waived.

Additional Scholarships

University of Deusto’s CIDE program

Students receive a 10% discount on tuition.

Application fee waived.

Additional Scholarships

Japan Center for Michigan Universities

Students are eligible for the consortium discount

Additional Scholarships

USAC

Usually scholarships available, but the number and amount changes year to year and is based on the number of participants GVSU has sent in previous semesters.

Additional Scholarships

Sol Education Abroad

Each participant will receive $100 off the cost of their program. In addition, GV will be able to nominate 1 fall participant and 1 spring participant for a $500 grant.

Additional Scholarships


About Non-GVSU Programs

All study abroad programs must be approved by the Padnos International Center prior to student participation in the program.  This is to ensure that academic credits earned through another institution will be recognized by GVSU upon completion of the program. 

All programs must meet one of the following criteria:

1.  It must be sponsored by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
2.  It must be sponsored by a non-U.S. college or university that is recognized by the official higher education organization/Ministry of Education in the host country.
3.  It must be sponsored by an organization, or a part of a consortium, that is accredited or recognized by the Ministry of Education.
4.  The credits taken at the non-U.S. institution, which is not part of the official higher education system in that country, will be accepted for transfer credit at GVSU with PIC, and faculty or Unit Head approval

If the program does not satisfy one of the above criteria it will not be approved. If you are not sure if a program meets the criteria or you cannot find information to confirm its approval status, please contact the Padnos International Center for assistance.

FAQs

  • 50% of GVSU students that study abroad go through a Non-GVSU program
  • Students will maintain GVSU student status
  • Students will have access to their GVSU financial aid 
  • Students will have access to advising, support and services through the Padnos International Center
  • Students will earn credits toward their GVSU degree 
  • There is no double-tuition. Students will not be required to pay tuition to GVSU for the credits earned through your host university, provided your host university issues a transcript upon completion of your program. The process for transferring credit is similar to what students would experience after taking courses at a community college.  

Students are welcome to contact a Study Abroad Adviser for questions regarding Non-GVSU program. Advisers are happy to offer advising, support and services for students participating in a Non-GVSU program. 


Direct Enrollment Option

Direct enrollment reflects non-GVSU study abroad opportunities where students work directly with a host institution/University in another country to earn academic credit instead of applying through a study abroad provider. The direct enrollment option gives you access to a wider range of institutions who offer academics that meet your personal and professional interests. Students who are highly organized and willing to complete extra paperwork on their own can save a lot of money. 

See the Direct Enrollment Guide for more information.

 



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