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Psychology Study Abroad Trips

Studying abroad provides you with experience and practical learning to further develop your degree. Each trip will bring you to a new cultural atmosphere while also helping you to engage with a particular psychology topic within the culture. Trips are designed to allow some time for cultural engagement, academic learning, and sightseeing.

Some key particulars about these opportunities:

  • Study Abroad trips count towards the degree program. Depending on the topic, the course may count for a 3 credit internship or another 3 credit class within the psychology major.
  • Trips costs are in addition to tuition but will cover most in-country experiences. There is the occasional souvenir that you will want to pick up.
  • Applications are required and reviewed.
  • There is some pre-work and post-work for trips to encourage team development and topic awareness.

Summer 2019

  • Portugal – (May 27-June 6) – Learn about the impact of drug decriminalization and explore the role of socio-political attitudes in the treatment of substance use disorders. This trip can be used for PSYC 305, 306, or 499.
  • South Korea – (June 14-24) Learn about the aspects of a collectivistic culture in contrast to an American individualistic culture. As well, students will gain a deeper understanding of forgiveness and reconciliation in light of this culture. This trip can be used for PSYC 351, PSYC 497, and PSYC 499.
  • Greece – (June 27-July 7) – Learn about the impact of sex trafficking and the refugee crisis that has impacted Greek culture. Gain knowledge and insight from organizations working with individuals in these areas. This trip can be used for PSYC 499.

Fall 2019

  • Denmark – (Nov 22-Dec 1) – Learn about positive psychology and its impact one of he happiest happiest country in the world. As well, gain a better understanding of developmental psychology and its impact on the development of the Lego company. This trip will count towards PSYC 499.
    • Trip Leaders: Dr. Wilmouth, Dr. Friberg, & Dr. Kim
  • Ecuador – (Nov 21-Dec 1) – Learn about the culture of Ecuador while also gaining an understanding the impact of human trafficking within the country. Gain awareness of organizations and non-profit efforts to address this challenge within the country. As well, the team will visit the Galapagos Islands. This trip will count towards PSYC 499.
    • Trip Leaders: Dr. Conner & Prof Stevens

Spring 2020

  • Costa Rica –  (March 6-15) Learn the cultural and historical history of Costa Rica while also gaining an understanding of how human trafficking is perpetuated. Gain awareness of non-profit efforts to address this challenge within the country. This trip will count towards PSYC 499.
    • Trip Leaders: Dr. Conner
  • Iceland – (March 5-16) – Spend Spring Break in Iceland. More details to follow.
    • Trip Leaders: Dr. Wilmouth

Summer 2020

  • Summer 2020 trips are tentative
  • Poland
  • Molokai/Maui