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.
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 sophomores or above and have a GPA of 2.0. Students should first enroll online with SCSU and, after accepted, will be provided with further application instructions for the Italy & Greece program. All majors are welcome.