Sociology

“Study abroad to globalize your world view and understand the field of Sociology from an international perspective. Enhance your sociological imagination by experiencing different cultures and peoples in the ever changing global environment.”

- Professor Marshall Battani, Chair, Department of Sociology

Peru

Peru

By studying abroad, sociology students will gain a global outlook. Students will be able to integrate the cultural diversity they experience abroad into their profession by developing  international and comparative perspectives on social problems, race, and social relations. From working at a refugee camp community center in Jordan to a malnourished infants clinic in Chile, there’s a program for you!

 

Study abroad opens the world to you. Imagine studying the Scandinavian approach to welfare in Norway, exploring multicultural London, or working with the youth of Jamaica. These experiences and more are available to you through the many study abroad programs offered through the Padnos International Center.

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • Overseas courses should have significant sociological content, but don’t have to be listed under sociology.
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • Students may NOT take SOC 495 Capstone abroad. 
  • Courses will be approved on a case to 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

Your are not limited to the programs options listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Faculty-Led

Haiti

Water, Environmental Issues, and Service Learning

Summer

Faculty-Led

South Africa

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Summer

Faculty-Led

United Kingdom

Art

Summer

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

Semester, Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

France

Université Catholique de l'Ouest

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University

Summer, Academic Year

Partnership

Japan

Ritsumeiken Asia Pacific University

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

Norway

University of Oslo

Summer, Semester, Academic year

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

Semester, Academic Year

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Summer, Semester, Academic Year

Non-GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Argentina

SIT: Social Movements and Human Rights

Semester

Non-GVSU

Brazil

USAC: Florianopolis

Semester, Academic year

Non-GVSU

Czech Republic

AIFS: Charles University 

Semester, Academic year

Non-GVSU

Kenya

KEI: Nairobi

Summer, Semester, Academic year

Non-GVSU

Scotland

CIS: Stirling

Semester

Non-GVSU

Thailand

ISA: Bangkok

Semester, Academic year

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

Semester, Academic year

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS: Internships

Summer, Semester

GVSU

Australia

Sydney ISA Internship

Summer 

GVSU

Chile

Santiago ISA Internship

Summer

GVSU

Czech Republic

Prague EUSA Internship

Summer

GVSU

France

Paris EUSA Internship

Summer

GVSU

Ireland

Dublin EUSA Internship

Summer

GVSU

South Korea

Seoul ISA Internship

Summer

GVSU

Spain

Madrid ISA Internship

Summer

GVSU

United Kingdom

London EUSA Internship

Summer 

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.

Browse More Programs

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.

Department Contact

Yan Yu

yuy@gvsu.edu

2152 Au Sable Hall 

 



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