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  • Locations: Delphi, Greece; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 02/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Eligibility: 1-Freshman
Non-SCSU Student: true Housing Options: Hotels
Language Courses Offered: false Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:


  Fast Facts

  Academic Calendar: Summer
  Credits:  3 Credits
  per semester

  Faculty & Staff: 
     Dr. Joseph Melcher

  Housing:  Hotels and cruise cabins
  Meals:  Breakfast and some dinners; all meals on cruise
  Language of instruction: English


The Greece and Italy psychology program is a tour that students who wish to discover the cultures of Italy and Greece with a balance of classroom activities and first-hand observational experiences can take advantage of. 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 a important Admission Information below.


PSY 330: Cross Cultural Psychology

This course is for those students that 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!  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 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.


  • Must have taken an Introduction to Psychology course

  • Freshman status or above

  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

  • Open to all majors

After the SCSU Education Abroad application 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 accordingly. 


NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative