The Psychology program is leading a tour of students who wish to discover the cultures of Italy and Greece with a balance of classroom activities and first-hand observational experiences. Students who apply should be eager to make cross-cultural comparisons between Italy, Greece, and the U.S. through cultural excursions to historic sites like the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and three-day Greek island cruise. It promises to be an amazing and unforgettable experience! Interested students should see important Admission Information below.
Italy/Greece- Psychology Fast Facts
Academic Calendar: Summer
Credits: 3 Credits per semester
Faculty & Staff: Dr. Joseph Melcher
Population of Italy and Greece: 59.4 Mill. (Italy)
Housing: Hotels and cruise cabins
Meals: Breakfast and some dinners; all meals on cruise
Language of instruction: English
PSY 330: Cross Cultural Psychology is a course for all students who have an interest in or wish to enhance their understanding of how culture influences behavior and thought. There is no language requirement or pre-requisites and the course can be used as a university elective. The class will meet at least four times before departure for instructional and group building activities and will hold regular one-hour meetings on the tour.
An exciting line up of bucket-list destinations await you on the Italy/Greece Tour including: Rome, The Vatican City, Florence, Pompeii, Delphi, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Ephesus/Turkey, and more. It is impossible to list all of the amazing things you will experience during your time abroad!
Visiting the Vatican City will give you the chance to explore the beauty of St. Peter’s Basilica which is considered the most renowned piece of renaissance architecture. The site has a long history and has proved to be important in the daily lives of natives as well as a site of pilgramage for artists all over the world.
A three-day Greek island cruise (with a stop in Turkey!) is a highlight for many students who enjoy the beautiful view of picturesque blue water and the excursions on each of the islands.
SCSU students will stay in a range of hotels during their time abroad as well as cruise cabins on their trip to the Greek Islands.
Students must be freshman or above and have a GPA of 2.0. All majors are welcome. To be admitted into the program, students should first complete their application online with SCSU. After it is complete, Faculty Director Joseph Melcher will review the application to determine if the student is eligible to participate in the program. Director Melcher will then email students more information about the program and direct students to register with EF Tours. All students who wish to participate in this educational excursion must complete an application with both SCSU and EF Tours. EF Tours requires a non-refundable $95 deposit and after the SCSU deadline has passed, accepted students will be financially committed to the program.