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Study Abroad

Explore Your World

Lakers have a natural curiosity about the world and a dedication to make it better. That’s why Grand Valley consistently ranks tops in the nation for participation in study abroad programs. A sense of adventure and discovery is ingrained in our culture. Don’t miss your chance to experience it.

  • Choose from more than 4,000 programs.
  • Carry out service projects at your temporary home.
  • Work with your professor to create solutions for real-world issues.
  • The Padnos International Center stands ready to help you start your journey.

As a student who now is studying abroad, when I write on my medical school application I've studied abroad in Spain, I've learned another language, that will set me apart.

Interacting with other cultures, it challenges what you believe. But it also challenges you to think differently.

I've never even left the country. And I've learned so much about the culture and the people. I would not be able to learn this from reading in a textbook.

There's always opportunities to get funding. You can use your financial aid to study abroad. You can get so many scholarships. You can do it. Just go for it.

This has been an incredible experience, just life lessons that you learn here. It's a mental shift when you study abroad.

I feel developed. I don't know if this is how every student should feel when they're leaving college. I definitely feel prepared to tackle the world.

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