Study Abroad & Exchanges

Studying off-campus through a study away or study abroad program can be one of the most exhilarating learning experiences of your life. Grand View offers a variety of academic opportunities for students to engage and explore throughout the United States and the world.

Program Descriptions

The following are a few examples of program options for Grand View students. If one of these programs does not align with your major or interests, the Office of International Studies works with a variety of program providers in almost any region of the world in order to place students in high-quality study abroad programs.

Lorenzo de' Medici - The Italian International Institute

Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM) is an Italian Institute with campuses in Florence, Rome, Tuscania, and Venice. The educational opportunities at each of LdM’s campuses are deeply rooted in their surrounding environments. Students may concentrate their entire semester at any one of the four LdM campuses or experience local and regional differences within Italy through the “One Semester – Three Cities” Program. Students enrolled in the “One Semester – Three Cities” program study Italian language and the roots of Western culture in three of LdM’s four sites: Tuscania, Rome, and either Florence in the fall or Venice in the spring.

At LdM experienced professors from Italy and around the world teach over 400 courses in four main academic divisions: Arts and Sciences, Creative Arts, Design, and Italian Language and Culture. The LdM academic calendar follows a semester structure and includes a three-week January Intersession and three, month-long summer sessions. While most LdM classes are conducted in English, all Italian Language and Culture courses are taught in Italian.

LdM hosts students from over 80 countries worldwide. Housing options include student apartments, family stay, and independently-arranged housing. Cultural coordinators organize clubs and excursions which provide students with opportunities to experience Italy while meeting and interacting with other students and people of Florence, Rome, Tuscany, and Venice.

Visit LdM for more information and application requirements.

Central College Abroad
Central College Abroad offers semester, year, and summer programs in several locations worldwide. All Central College Abroad programs are based on the hybrid program model. This program model allows students to enroll in courses at a local affiliate university as well as enroll in courses taught by Central College Abroad faculty.

Every Central College Abroad program has an on-site resident director who teaches hands-on seminars and cross-cultural coursework, leads cultural excursions, serves as an academic adviser, and provides onsite support and assistance. Cultural excursions and activities led by the resident director are intentionally linked to the required cross-cultural coursework allowing students to engage in learning beyond the classroom. Additional cultural integration opportunities include internships, service-learning placements, language partners, and housing options.

Central College Abroad programs are open to students of all language levels. Students can choose a site where classes are taught in English or a language immersion program. All programs offer opportunities to learn the native language.
Students will receive a transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Visit Central College Abroad for more information and application requirements.
Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) - Butler
The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler) provides study abroad opportunities, as well as academic and personal support services. IFSA-Butler offers more than 90 semester, full year, and summer study abroad programs in 15 countries. With IFSA-Butler, students fully enroll in a university abroad and enroll in classes alongside host country students. Students can enroll in Arts & Humanities, Business & Social Sciences, and Sciences & Engineering courses. All programs feature high academic quality, cultural immersion, and student support. Internship, volunteer, and community-based options are available.

IFSA-Butler has program offices and full-time staff in their host countries which provide everything from detailed on-site orientations to academic guidance and emergency assistance. Additionally, on-site staff organizes academically and culturally enriching events and excursions exclusively for IFSA-Butler students.

Students live in housing owned and operated by the university abroad, with a host family, or in IFSA-Butler housing. These housing options provide the opportunity for students to become immersed into the academic and culture of their host country. A U.S. accredited university transcript from Butler University is issued to each student after their experience abroad.

Visit IFSA-Butler for more information and application requirements.
Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)
Study and live in Denmark with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS). DIS is a Danish non-profit study abroad institution in Copenhagen offering semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English. DIS offers rigorous coursework enriched by field studies, hands-on learning opportunities, and a variety of academic and extra-curricular engagement opportunities. DIS programs feature academic quality, course-integrated study tours all over Europe, and cultural immersion opportunities.

At DIS students build their own curriculum from a choice of 21 academic programs and over 160 academically rigorous elective courses taught in English. DIS faculty are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience and often work as professionals in the areas they teach.

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is considered one of the world’s most livable cities. DIS is located in the center of old Copenhagen. A metropolis of 1.9 million people, Copenhagen is easy to explore with an excellent transport system, compact city center, and abundance of bicycle paths. Universities and research libraries, government buildings, European Union agencies, and the Royal Ballet and Opera are all within walking distance from campus. DIS offers six housing options including host family, apartment, and residence hall living. While Copenhagen will be your home, Europe will be your DIS classroom through optional study tours and opportunities for individual travel in Europe.

Visit DIS for more information and application requirements.

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Dr. Heather Brady
Dr. Heather Brady
Associate Professor of Liberal Arts