Photography Abroad

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 “EcAological 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

Photography Programs

Internships

Academic Advice

Scholarships

Department Contact

Resources for Advisors

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Costa Rica

Program Suggestions

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students in Photography studies.

Faculty-Led Programs

Location

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Courses

United Kingdom

Communications

COM 375: Communication Research (3 credits) AND

COM 380: Special Topics in Communication (3 credits) 

Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement.

Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement. Reflection required.

Semester and Academic Year Programs

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

United Kingdom

AIFS: Richmond, The American International University in London

External

Available Courses

United Kingdom

Nottingham Trent University

External

Available Courses

Italy

CIS: Summer in Art and Photography in Florence

External

Available Courses

Italy

KEI: Istituto Europeo di Design

External

Available Courses

Australia

CIS: Photography in Australia

External

Available Courses

France

IES: Summer in Arles

External

Available Courses

France

Athena Abroad

External

Available Courses

Summer Programs

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

Greece

Hellenic International Studies of the Arts

Affiliate

Available Courses

Italy

Studio Arts College International: Florence

External

Available Courses

Internships

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in a Photography internship abroad. 

Internships Abroad


Explore Other Program Options

There are other program options available. Schedule a study abroad advising appointment to learn more or browse our other program options:

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Academic Advice

  • The earliest you can go abroad is the summer of your first year.
  • Students may fulfill General Education Foundation and Issues requirements abroad
  • Students taking at least 3 credits abroad will fulfill their Global Perspectives requirement
  • Students should be working with their faculty mentor to plan and make appropriate course selections for study abroad.

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please visit our Course Approval page. 

Once you have selected a program, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to discuss your plans.

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 more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page 


Department Contact

Stafford Smith

smithsta@gvsu.edu

215 Lake Superior Hall