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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.

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 12-22)
    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 & Prof Stevens
  • Iceland – (March 12-22)
    Take the adventure of a life time and also earning your internship credit while learning about the positive psychological benefits of risk-taking behavior. We will explore ice caves, take glacier hikes, go whale watching, see breathtaking waterfalls and with any luck even view the northern lights. Come spend your spring break in one of the most beautiful and exciting places on earth. This trip will count towards PSYC 499.
  • Trip Leaders: Dr. Wilmouth, Dr. Friberg, & Dr. Logan
  • Colombia G5 Trip – (March 13-21)
    This trip will equip you to better understand the trauma survivors and ministry workers experience in this ministry. This will be an exciting week with educational and professional experience while enjoying your study abroad in beautiful Colombia!

Summer 2020

  • South Korea – (June 5-June 15)
    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 and PSYC 499.
    • Trip Leader: Dr. Jichan Kim
  • 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.
    • Trip Leader: Dr. Kevin Conner