Photography

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” is more resonant than ever in moments where language is limited and visual communication is key. Opportunities for photography students range from fascinating electives like “Architecture of Rome” to “Ecological Photography” in Costa Rica. Exciting internships like a fashion photographer’s assistant or an archaeological excavation photographer can cultivate inspiration for independent studies or thesis work. 

The visions of the world are incredibly diverse and rewarding in each their own way. In a field that requires creativity, ingenuity and originality, what better way to fuel the senses than taking time to experience some place completely new!

 

"If seeing is believing, why not see the world and let others see it too?"

- Megan Lendman, Photography major

photogrsphy major minor

Costa Rica

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

Explore scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page 

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

Summer

Faculty-Led

United Kingdom

Communications

Affiliate

Greece

Hellenic International Studies of the Arts

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

External

Italy

Studio Arts College International: Florence

   

External

United Kingdom

AIFS: Richmond, The American International University in London

   

External

United Kingdom

Nottingham Trent University

External

Italy

CIS: Summer in Art and Photography in Florence

   

External

Italy

KEI: Istituto Europeo di Design

External

Australia

CIS: Photography in Australia

 

External

France

IES: Summer in Arles

   

External

France

Athena Abroad

 

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

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

Department Contact

*Note: This is not an exhaustive list. If you cannot find a suitable program among these, there are other options available to you as well. Come in for a walk-in advising session, and our peer advisers can help you find a program that fits your needs!

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.

Stafford Smith

smithsta@gvsu.edu

215 Lake Superior Hall