Non-GVSU Programs

What is a Non-GVSU Program?

Non-GVSU programs are study abroad programs which are sponsored by another university or a study abroad organization. GVSU students are welcome to participate in these types of programs. Over 50% of GVSU students who study abroad choose to do a Non-GVSU program. 

How do I find a Non-GVSU Program?

A Study Abroad Adviser can help you find a Non-GVSU program. Students are also welcome to use the below search engines to look for programs. 

PLEASE NOTE: Students must apply to a Non-GVSU program through the OASIS system. This is a very important step that will allow students to access their financial aid and receive credit for the courses they take on a Non-GVSU program. 

GoAbroad

Go Overseas

IIE Passport

GoAbroad

This is a comprehensive on-line directory for study abroad programs, language schools, internships, international volunteer positions, international teaching positions, universities, eco-travel and a whole lot more. Browse Programs

Go Overseas

This is another directory that allows you to search for study abroad, internships abroad, teach aborad and volunteering abroad. You can sort by country and region when looking. Browse Programs

IIE Passport

This is a study abroad search engine. It enables users to search by country or subject of study as well as language of instruction. Browse Programs

Non-GVSU FAQs

  • 50% of GVSU students that study abroad go through a Non-GVSU program
  • Students will maintain GVSU student status
  • Students will have access to their GVSU financial aid 
  • Students will have access to advising, support and services through the Padnos International Center
  • Students will earn credits toward their GVSU degree 
  • There is no double-tuition. Students will not be required to pay tuition to GVSU for the credits earned through your host university, provided your host university issues a transcript upon completion of your program. The process for transferring credit is similar to what students would experience after taking courses at a community college.  

Students are welcome to contact a Study Abroad Adviser for questions regarding Non-GVSU program. Advisers are happy to offer advising, support and services for students participating in a Non-GVSU program. 

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Non-GVSU Affiliate Providers

Below are some Non-GVSU program options which GVSU has formal partnership agreements with. These providers offer scholarships and discounts to GVSU students. GVSU students also benefit from our familiarity with, and confidence in these affiliate programs.

Keep in mind, you are NOT limited to these programs. 

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

Academic Programs International (API)

Council of International Education Exchange (CIEE)

Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)

GlobaLinks Learning Abroad

Global Semesters

International Studies Abroad (ISA)