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GO Your Own Way

To view a listing of our summer and winter GO Your Own Way (GYOW) programs, click here

Click on the name of a program to view the brochure page of that program.  You can also click on the column headers to re-sort this listing.  Click on the name of a program to view the brochure page of that program.  You can also click on the column headers to re-sort this listing.

Think outside the box and design your own GO program to fulfill your cross-cultural requirement!

The GO Your Own Way (GYOW) option allows you to participate in a program other than those offered by the GO Program or design your own experience.
Your program must be at least two weeks long during summer or winter break, and you'll need to be fully immersed in a cultural setting that's different from your own.

Step 1

Research programs or ideas
There are generally two different types of GYOW options: self-designed programs and non-Susquehanna study away, internship or volunteer programs. Students participating in a second GO program also work with the GO Your Own Way program. A cross-cultural experience can meaning traveling to a different country to experience a new culture, but you can also complete a significant immersion program within your own country.

To start looking for programs, start with looking at the approved GO long programs, which usually have summer/winter options. You could also consider places that you've always wanted to visit or issues that you're interested in learning more about.

Step 2

Schedule a meeting to discuss your proposal idea. 
Email Christina Thompson, Director of GO Programs (thompsoncm@susqu.edu) to schedule a meeting to discuss the learning goals.

Step 3

Submit your proposal
After your meeting, apply to GO. The application includes a series of essay questions that describe your study away plans and how they fulfill the GO requirement. Application materials can take 2-4 weeks to be processed and usually involve some revisions. When your materials have been reviewed, you'll receive an email notifying you of your application status.
  • Proposals for summer must be submitted before Feb. 15 and winter must be submitted before Sept. 15.*
* No proposals will be accepted after the deadlines above