Psychology

"The world is a smaller place, and a more interdependent place, than we imagine. We are immersed in our own culture like a fish in water, and we often can't even see it until we get a perspective from outside our culture."

- Mary Bower-Russa, Professor of Psychology

Psychology Study Abroad Programs

Psychology

Greece

Imagine yourself studying psychology in Vienna, Austria, the hometown of famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, arguably one of the most influential contributors to the field itself.  Explore the history and development of the field from a truly unique vantage point that will distinguish you from your classmates. Gain the opportunity to take interesting classes that Grand Valley doesn’t offer, such as, The Psychology of Crisis, Music and the Mind, or The Neuroscience of Fear, just to name a couple.  You may also pursue internships such as Autism Care in Australia or Substance Abuse Services in New Zealand.  You will be able to work toward the completion of your major/minor from nearly anywhere in the world and undoubtedly add a life-changing experience to your resume.        

Academic Advice

  • As a Psychology student, you can study abroad at almost any time during your undergraduate career. You may fulfill your General Education prerequisites, you may take Psychology courses, or you may apply for research credits while abroad.
  • The Psychology Department does not give credit for internships, either in the US or abroad.
  • The Psychology department asks that students talk with their adviser at least 3 months prior to departing to work out psychology course equivalencies.
  • It is recommended that students don’t fulfill the Psychology Capstone requirement abroad.
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • Courses will be reviewed on a case to case basis through the course equivalency process.
  • As a matter of department policy, we do not transfer independent study or internship credit from other institutions (whether or not they are in a different country)

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and external options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill General Education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.

Program Suggestions

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other external options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Host University, Institution

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Faculty Led

Northern Ireland

Peace, conflict and reconciliation

   

 

Affiliate

Cyprus

Global Semesters

   

Affiliate

Italy

John Cabot University

 

Affiliate

United Kingdom

Edge Hill University

   

Affiliate

United Kingdom

University of Roehampton

   

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

   

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

   

Partnership

Japan

International Christian University 

 

 

Partnership

Mexico

Universidad de las Americas, Puebla

   

Partnership

Romania

Romania Babes-Bolyai University

   

Partnership

Turkey

Middle Eastern Technical University

   

Partnership

United Kingdom

University of Brighton

 

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

 

Partnership

Norway

University of Oslo

   

 

External

Program Type

Country

Host University or Institution

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

External

Cyprus

Global Semesters 

 

External

Greece

CIS:Athens

   

External

Greece

ISA: Athens

External

Italy

Athena: The Italian International Institute 

 

External

Kenya

KEI: United States International University Nairobi 

 

External

Korea

USAC: Chonnam National University

External

Malaysia

Taylor's University

 

External

Netherlands

USAC: Maastricht University

External

Spain

USAC: Universidad del País Vasco

 

External

Sweden

DIS: Scandinavia Study Abroad (Sweden)

   

Internship

Program Type

Country

Host University, Institution

GVSU Internships

Varies

GVSU's Internships Abroad

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

Explore Other Program Options

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

Browse More Programs

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

Benjamin Sweets

swetsb@gvsu.edu

2217 Au Sable Hall