Social Studies

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

Students should meet with their academic adviser at least three months prior to departing for their program.

Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

 

For students in the College of Education:
Consider student teaching placements abroad through COST

 

KEEP IN MIND

  • Study abroad can help you pursue a range of courses and curriculum and understand Social Studies from an international perspective from different historical contexts: through texts, artifacts, visits to museums and historical sites, media etc.
  • 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 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 are also able to fulfill General Education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.
     

Restrictions

  • It is recommended that students fulfill the Social Studies capstone requirement at GVSU.
  • Courses will be evaluated on a case to case basis through the course equivalency process.

For those interested in combining their study abroad experience with service learning or an internship, or looking to focus solely on an internship or service learning, there are many options. Customized internships are available in a few locations through GVSU internships, as well as other programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors. Learn more about internships here.

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

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Faculty-Led

Namibia

African History, Cultures and the Environment

   

 

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

   

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

   

Partnership

Ghana

Semester in Cape Coast with UCC

   

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

 

 

Partnership

Spain

Universidad Carlos de Madrid III

   

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

   

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

 

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

 

External

China

The CIEE Global Institute – Shanghai

     

External

Czech Republic

CIEE Prague

     

External

Hungary

CEA Corvinus University of Budapest

     

External

Morocco

ISA Meknes Study Center

 

External

New Zeland

ISA University of Auckland

     

External

Spain

CIS Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona

     

Department Contact

Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
D-1-150 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-3445

shapiroc@gvsu.edu