Public and Non-Profit Administration

Focus on the management processes of public and nonprofit organizations that can serve and improve your community while studying abroad. While abroad, you can develop the capacities for ethical judgment, critical thinking, and the core competencies necessary to fulfill multiple roles as effective managers and public servants. Explore the International best practices across the world while traveling to places such as Australia, Ghana, Japan, Italy, and more.

Public Non-Profit

Jordan

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or those looking to focus solely on an internship, have many options. Customized internships are available in a few locations through GVSU internships, as well as other programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • 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 adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and non-GVSU 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 are also able to fulfill general education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Program Suggestions

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

GVSU Program

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

Semester or non-traditional academic year

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Semester or academic year

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

Academic year or summer

Other Programs

Program Types

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term

Non-GVSU

Italy

API: Lorenzo De' Medici

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU (Graduate)

Ireland

API: University of Limerick

Academic year

Non-GVSU

Hungary

API: Corvinus University

Semester or academic year

Non-GVSU

Peru

CIS: Lima Peru (Courses taught in English)

Semester

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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Internships

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or those looking to focus solely on an internship, have many options. Customized internships are available in a few locations through GVSU internships, as well as other program providers, such as ISA and World Endeavors. Don't forget, most internships are, or can be credit-bearing, so make sure you contact the internship provider or inquire with the PIC to see if you can receive credit towards your Public and Nonprofit Administration degree!

Some possible program providers include:

API NGO Internships

CAPA Internships

CIS Internships

CRCC Asia Nonprofit Internships

ISA Internships or Service Learning

USAC Study-Internships

World Endeavors Nonprofit Management Internships

*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!

Department Contact

Students may submit course equivalency requests by email or by submitting the Study Abroad Course Approval Form in person with the overseas course information attached. For all course equivalency requests, please contact:

College of Community & Public Service Undergraduate Advising Center
401 W. Fulton Street
321C Richard M. DeVos Center
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

(616) 331-6890 

ccpsadvisor@gvsu.edu



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