UMW Psychology in Europe

UMW Psychology in Europe

Psychology in Europe


Program Dates

May 20 — June 2

Summer 2019


Program Fees


$500 deposit due upon registration.
Final $3,900 due February 1, 2019.


  • Round-trip airfare
  • Housing and accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transportation while abroad
  • Group excursions
  • Entry fees
  • International health insurance
  • UMW Education Abroad fee

NOT Included

  • UMW tuition (Summer Session 1)
  • Lunch and dinner (with some exceptions)
  • Transportation to and from U.S. airport.
  • Personal expenses and souvenirs
  • Immunizations
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Health Information

International travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations by appointment, as well as travel information for UMW students. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.

This program requires a moderate level of activity, including significant city walking.



Join Dr. Jennifer Mailloux and Dr. Holly Schiffrin on this exploration of Europe, featuring stops in London, Paris, Wurzburg, and Vienna to trace the development of psychology prior to its introduction in the United States. Students will grow to appreciate the distinct European cultures and the influence they have had upon the global development of psychology. Students will attend lectures and have organized tours related to psychology for part of the day, with the opportunity to explore on their own for the rest of the day.

  • Visit historical sites relevant to the development of psychology including the homes of Charles Darwin and Sigmund Freud in London.
  • Tour the Hospital Pitie Salpetriere  in Paris, and the Centre for the History of Psychology in Wurzburg.
  • Visit the Mauthausen Concentration Camp outside of Vienna.
  • In Vienna, tour Freud’s home and neighborhood and attend the theater.
  • Enjoy ample free time for personal sight-seeing and experience the unique culture of each country.


Shared accommodations will be in local hotels with twin beds within the center of each city, allowing good access to the important sites.


Students will receive 3 course credits for PSYC 399, Psychology in Europe.  Prior to departure students will research the cities and countries to be visited.  While abroad students will attend lectures and organized tours, keep a journal, and participate in discussions.

This is a Summer Session 1 course. UMW tuition for this summer course is not included in the program fee. Registered students will be provided with a syllabus outlining the requirements for the course prior to departure.

This course automatically satisfies the Global Inquiry general education requirement.

Requirements & Prerequisites

PSYC 100 is a required prerequisite. Students must also maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study, but preference is given to Psychology majors.


Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).


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