Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Abroad

"To truly understand gender and women’s roles, studying in another country and culture is essential. Only then will you develop the analytical tools to know your own culture and be able to advocate for change."

- Professor Danielle DeMuth, Women & Gender Studies Program

There are countless opportunities for an incredible study abroad experience within the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies curriculum.  You will be able to gain a unique perspective on gender differences among cultures and bring that knowledge back to share with the rest of your classmates and professors here at GVSU. 

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Programs

Internships 

Academic Advice 

Scholarships

Department Contact 

Resources for Advisors 

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PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students studying Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 

FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Available Courses

China 

Summer School

PHI 210: Eastern Philosophy (3 credits) AND 

SOC/WGS 350: Family and Gender in the Developing World (3 credits)

*Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement. 

**Fulfills 2 General Education Issues requirement. 

SEMESTER AND ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Program Type

Courses

Australia

Macquarie University

Partnership 

Available Courses

Costa Rica 

Universidad de Veritas

External 

Available Courses 

Denamrk

DIS Copenhagen

External 

Available Courses

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Partnership 

Available Courses

Japan

International Christian University

Partnership

Available Courses

Kenya 

United States International University 

External 

Available Courses 

Netherlands 

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 

External 

Available Courses

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

Partnership

Available Courses

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Program Type

Courses

Argentina

Universidad de Belgrano

External

Available Courses

Dublin

Maynooth University

External

Available Courses


INTERNSHIPS

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in a Women, Gender, and Sexuality internship abroad.

Internships Abroad

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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:

Browse More Programs

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ACADEMIC ADVICE

FIRST YEAR AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS

  • 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. 

 

GENERAL ADVICE

  • Students may take courses that satisfy some requirements in their Women, Gender and Sexuality major or the General Education program. Be sure to begin planning at least six months in advance. 
  • Students should make sure they will have met prerequisites such as language and other foundation courses before they go abroad; it is important that students have prepared themselves adequately in the language of the country they will be visiting to maximize their study abroad learning experience. 
  • The Women & GenderStudies B.A. requires third semester proficiency in a foreign lanugage. Consider working on this requirement while studying abroad. 
  • For pre-approval of a WGS course overseas, request a course description and provide a copy to your WGS advisor to review. 
  • Courses must have significant feminist content. although they need not necissarily be listed under WGS studies. 

 

RESTRICTIONS

  • WGS 300 research methods must be taken at Grand Valley.
  • WGS 495 capstone must be taken at Grand Valley. 

 

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. 

For more information email the Department Contact.  

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Brooks College Scholarship for Study Abroad 

Explore more scholarship opportunities through our scholarship page

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DEPARTMENT CONTACT

Julia Mason

masonja@gvsu.edu

217 Lake Ontario Hall

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