Program Types

Study abroad is an opportunity for GVSU students to take courses towards their degree in another country. There are program options for every major and minor at GVSU in every region of the world! Below is a description of the different types of programs you can participate in as a GVSU student. 

Faculty-led

Faculty-led

 

Faculty-led programs typically range from 2-8 weeks and take place during the spring/summer semester. Students will travel and take courses with a GVSU faculty member and a group of students. Non-GVSU Students are welcome to apply. Please view the page for more information.  

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Partnership

Partnership

 

Grand Valley has partnerships with institutions around the world. Students have the opportunity to take courses at these institutions during a semester, summer, or year abroad.

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Non-GVSU

Non-GVSU

 

Students may choose to participate in a Non-GVSU program sponsored by another institution or study abroad organization. While participating in a Non-GVSU program, you will maintain your GVSU student status, earn credits toward your GVSU degree and have access to your GVSU financial aid package.

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Internship

Internship

 

There are multiple avenues for pursuing an internship abroad. Students can complete an internship through GVSU (EUSA Internships), credit-bearing, non credit-bearing, or do a study abroad and internship combination. 

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Independent Study

Independent Study

 

The options and opportunities for independent study projects are virtually limitless. The Padnos International Center (PIC) has established a set of guidelines to follow in planning your independent study abroad experience.

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