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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 2024

  • Greece – (June/July)
    • Trip Leader: Dr. Kevin Conner
    • Learn about Greek culture and history as well as gain an understanding of what risks contribute to human trafficking in Greece and in across the globe. Gain knowledge and insight from organizations working with at-risk populations. This trip can be used for PSYC 499.
  • South Korea
    • Trip Leader: Dr. Jichan Kim

Spring 2025

  • Costa Rica – (Spring Break)
    • Trip Leader: Dr. Kevin Conner
    • Description: Learn about different ways to prevent or intervene in at risk populations of human trafficking while understanding Costa Rican culture. Gain an awareness of how different cultural and socioeconomic factors contribute to ones vulnerability. Learn how agencies and organizations work to increase awareness and decrease vulnerability.
  • Spain – (Spring Break)
    • Trip Leader: Professor Kim Arbelo
    • Description: Embark on a transformative journey to Spain with the Department of Psychology (PSYC 499)! Immerse yourself in the intriguing exploration of Spain’s unique blend of collectivistic values within the backdrop of a predominantly individualistic continent. This immersive experience offers a rare opportunity to engage with local communities and ministry sites, delving into the significance of healthy attachments and the profound influence of community on psychological development. Witness firsthand the vibrant tapestry of Spain’s collectivistic culture and gain valuable insights into mental health practices across diverse cultures. This trip promises an experiential learning adventure, where you’ll discover the intricate balance between individual well-being and the powerful impact of communal bonds on mental health. Join us in Spain for an enriching academic adventure that transcends borders and expands your understanding of psychology in a global context.

Summer 2025

  • South Korea – June 2025
    • Trip Leaders: Dr. Jichan Kim, Dr. Ester Warren, and Dr. Kevin Conner
    • Description: Cho-dae Ham-ni-da! We invite you to join us in South Korea for a trip you will remember for the rest of your life! You will gain exposure to a distinct population in the Korean Peninsula as well as its rich culture shaped by a history of conflicts with surrounding nations. You will have opportunities to interact with local students and Christians as well. This trip can be used for PSYC 499.
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