Fast Facts Academic Calendar: Summer Credits: 6 Credits (PSY 330 and PSY 410) Faculty & Staff: SCSU Faculty-Led
Dr. Joseph Melcher Housing: Hotels Meals: Breakfast and some dinners; all meals on cruise Language of instruction: English
Program will run in 2021! Estimated dates are June 5 - July 4th 2021. If you are interested in getting your name on the list for this program, please contact the faculty director: Dr. Joseph Melcher (email@example.com).
Get to know Italy and Greece by bicycle--the best way to get to know a country (besides living there long-term). Bicyclists travel slow enough to savor the sights, sounds, and smells, yet quickly enough to cover a reasonable distance. They can stop on a whim to check out interesting things--including beaches. They arouse curiosity: locals and other travelers are more likely to strike up conversations. We will travel after having studied cross-cultural psychology to help you interpret and understand the cultural differences and similarities you will observe.
The trip will last 30 days. Go to THIS WEBSITE for more details, including the general itinerary/route. This presentation also provides details about costs, including the type of bike and equipment you will need (not included in the package prices).
Note: You must be willing and have the ability to cycle 20-50 miles per riding day (5-6 pedaling hours) (30 miles on average). Most of the route is hilly. Must be willing/able to participate in at least one group practice ride before departure.
Provides the basis for the experiential part, interpreting what you see in Italian and Greek culture and people. The course requirements include reading and discussion of the text, doing a cross-cultural interview, keeping a travel journal, writing a book report on an Italian or Greek novel, and doing a pre-tour presentation on culture or geography. Students who wish to take 6 credits may write an additional term paper in connection with the tour and cross-cultural psychology.
Students will experience ancient and modern Italian and Greek culture and civilization. The tour incorporates sight-seeing in Rome (Colosseum, Roman Forum, and churches). We will visit the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica. In Napoli, we will visit the Museum of Naples and tour ancient Pompeii. Those interested may ride to the top of Mt. Vesuvius. In Greece, we will tour an island (Zakynthos), visit ancient Olympia (home of the Olympic Games), ancient Epidavros, ancient Corinth, and ancient (and modern) Athens, including the Parthenon and agora.
Students will stay in quadruple rooms (for the most part) in inexpensive (but very decent) hotels, most of which come with breakfast. One night our “hotel” will be the ferry to Greece.
Must have taken an Introduction to Psychology course
Freshman status or above
GPA of 2.0 or higher
Open to all majors
NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative
Required by program but not in the Program fee. Additional Fees below will depend on student and what they need
$75 - $150
Cycling Shorts (optional)
$40 - 50
$15 - $30
Reflective Mesh Vest or high visibility cycling jersey