Writing

"Writers constantly search for something new to write about, and we’re often given the advice of that old cliché: write what you know. Through study abroad, students can observe the cultures and landscapes of unfamiliar places, experiences that will never fail to give dynamic new material and endless inspiration for writing."

  -Ariana Hendrix, GVSU Graduate 2010, Writing Major

Writing Programs

Internships 

Academic Advice 

Scholarships 

Department Contact 

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Extend your learning beyond the classroom by studying abroad, and gain course credit while traveling to the country of your choice. Study abroad can help you gain confidence in yourself personally and professionally, expanding your cross-cultural communication and problem-solving skills. Meet students from all over the world and take the opportunity to build relationships that may last a lifetime.

Understand the fields of writing from an international perspective as you immerse yourself in the Indian Culture while studying at KEI: Symbiosis International University (India). Prepare to work in an increasingly diverse and international workplace by studying at Kingston University (U.K.). Make a trip out to Sydney for a weekend after a long week at Macquarie University (Australia).

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or just looking to do an internship have some options as well. Customized internships are available through GVSU Internships, and other programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors.

PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students studying Writing. 

FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Available Courses

Ghana

Literature of the Slave Trade

ENG 231: Early African-American Literature (3 credits) AND 

ENG 334: Multicultural Children's Literature (3 credits) 

*Fulfills Foundations - Philosophy and Literature, SWS, and AAA studies minor requirements. 

** Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives Requirement and (1) General Education Issues requirement. 

 

Courses count toward English major requirements and CSAT capstone requirement. 

South Africa

Writing in Action 

WRT 357: Professional Writing in International Contexts (SWS) (3 credits) AND

WRT 491: International Internship (3 credits) 

*Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives Requirement and (1) General Education Issues requirement. 

SEMESTER AND ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Program Type

Courses

Australia

Macquarie University

Partnership

Available Courses

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

Partnership

Available Courses

Chile

Pontifica Universidad Católica de Valparíso

External

Available Courses

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

Partnership

Available Courses

Greece

Hellenic International Studies in the Arts

Partnership 

Available Courses

Ireland

IES: Dublin Writer's Program

External

Available Courses

Italy

John Cabot University

Partnership

Available Courses

Romania

Babe-Bolyai University

Partnership

Available Courses

South Africa

AIFS: Stellenbosch University

External

Available Courses

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

Partnership

Available Courses

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Country

Program

Program Type

Courses

Czech Republic

WMU: Prague Summer Program

External

Available Courses

Ireland

National University of Ireland

External

Available Courses

The Netherlands

Vrije Universiteit 

External

Available Courses

Scotland

University of Stirling 

External

Available Courses


INTERNSHIPS

Gain real-world experience globally and build your international network by participating in a Writing 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:

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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 

  • The easiest way to fulfill Writing major requirements via study abroad is by applying credits earned abroad to either the “Interdisciplinary Electives” module or the “Writing Electives” module. In the new (beginning Fall ’12) Writing curriculum, the major requires the completion of at least one of these six-credit modules. Upon review from the writing department, students can use 6 study abroad credits to fulfill one of these modules.
  • Writing classes can be applied towards Writing Electives, and all other classes can be applied towards “Interdisciplinary Electives.”
  • An internship (WRT 490) is required for all Writing majors in the new curriculum. Internships can be arranged and completed overseas.
  • Courses should have significant writing content, but don’t have to be listed under writing.
  • Writing majors pursuing a B.A. need a third-semester proficiency in a foreign language. Consider choosing a study abroad program that will help you gain language ability.
  • If your writing major is geared towards professional writing, consider researching courses in journalism, and multimedia communications at the host institution.
  • Studying Abroad for at least six weeks and keeping a travel log can help you work towards completing the Writing Across Cultures component of the “Distinction in Writing” portfolio. Click here for more information on the Distinction in Writing program or talk to your WRT faculty advisor.

 

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

Christopher Toth

tothc@gvsu.edu

326A Lake Ontario Hall 

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