Psychology

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These pages are currently under revision, and may not have a complete list of programs. Please contact Hannah Nevitt to explore all program options.

The following programs offer significant coursework and field immersion opportunities for Behavioral Science, Psychology, and Research. This is meant to highlight a variety of programs by region. Please note there are many other options available beyond what is listed. This is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students must obtain department advisor approval for fulfilling degree requirements. Students must apply to both the provider through the links below, and to WWU Education Abroad

Psychology Major Checklist, Psychology, BS

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Advisor

Rochelle Robinson

Program Coordinator, Psychology

Office: AI

Advising Info

The WWU Psychology Dept. does NOT offer credit for internship experiences.

Plan your Psych + Study Abroad experience

After you decide on a program and the courses you will take abroad, you must complete the Departmental Academic Advising Esign Form with your academic advisor. The form must be completed before your program commences.   

Review Your Degree Works  

Web4U > Student > Student Records > Degree Works. Follow steps to see what you have completed, and what you still need for your degree plan. At least 50% of the credit hours required for the major/minor must be earned at Western.   

An official transcript from your program must be sent to Education Abroad for processing upon completion of your program.  

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Program Options

Study Abroad Provider

  • Independent organizations that facilitate or administer study abroad programs for students
  • Quarter, semester, academic year, calendar year, and summer
  • Pay a program fee that includes tuition, housing, etc. (varies)
  • More services provided
  • Often includes excursions, onsite pickup, varied housing options
  • Part time internships can be available for credit

Faculty-led Global Learning Program

  • WWU faculty organize and lead academic programs abroad
  • Quarter, summer, and academic breaks
  • Earn WWU credits and learn from WWU faculty abroad while studying with other WWU students
  • Pay tuition and fees at WWU in addition to a program fee for onsite costs

Western Exchange

  • Bilateral agreements between WWU and universities abroad to exchange students
  • Chance of placement is high
  • Semester and year-long options
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid onsite
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • Eligibility requirements vary
  • More independent and less services

ISEP Exchange

  • ISEP stands for International Student Exchange Program
  • Students can choose from over 135 universities in 36 different countries
  • Students provide ISEP with a list of preferred sites. Chance of placement varies from site to site.
  • Semester & year-long options only
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid to WWU
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • More independent and less services provided

Research, Fellowships & Grants

Africa

Botswana

ISEP - University of Botswana, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

English options in:

  • Psychology 101, Theories of Personality, Social Psychology, Research Methods & Design, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology, Cognition & Learning, Foundations in Counseling, Sensation & Perception, & History of Psychology

Ghana

ISEP - University of Ghana (Legon), Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

English options in:

  • Psychology 101, Motivation, Research Methods, Psychology of Personality, Developmental Psychology, Learning, Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Foundations of Counseling, Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, Comparative Psychology, & Environmental Psychology

 

South Africa

  • AIFS - Stellenbosch University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Social Psychology, Psychological Interventions, Psychology of Personality, Research Design & Data Analysis
  • ISA - University of Cape Town, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Psychology 101, Cognition, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, Research, Social and Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience, Health Psychology, & Applied Cognitive Science
  • ISA - University of Western Cape, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Psychology 101, Brain & Behavior, Psychology of Child Development, Research Methods, Psychology of Personality, Psychological Interventions

Asia

Hong Kong

ISEP - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

English options in:

  • Psychology 101, Learning, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Personality

South Korea

  • Western Exchange - Yonsei University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Neuroscience, Perception, Vision Mind & the Brain, Brain & Behavior, Family Counseling, Statistical Methods, Neuroscience of Interpersonal Relationships
  • USAC - Yonsei University, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Summer English options in:

    • Social Psychology

    Semester English options in:

    • Neuroscience, Perception, Vision Mind & the Brain, Brain & Behavior, Family Counseling, Statistical Methods, Neuroscience of Interpersonal Relationships

Taiwan

Western Exchange - National Chengchi University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

English options in:

  • Abnormal Psychology, Neuro-Psychological Assessment & Rehabilitation & Neuropsychology

Thailand

ISEP - Thammasat University - Business English Communication, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

English options in:

  • Social Psychology, Learning, Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods, Social Work Counseling, Community Psychology & Counseling, Human Sexuality

 

Central America

Costa Rica

CEA- Veritas University, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

English options in:

  • Health Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, Healing Processes Across Cultures

Europe

Austria

Western Exchange - University of Graz, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

English options in:

  • Psychology 101, Cognition, Special Topics in Neuroscience

Bulgaria

ISEP - University of Bulgaria, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

English options in:

  • Psychology 101, Social Psychology, Research Methods, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Research

Czech Republic

  • CEA- Anglo American University, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

     English options in:

    • Social Science Research Methods, Psychology 101, Psychology of Language & the Mind, Environmental Psychology
  • CIEE - Summer Psychology, Summer Quarter

    English options in:

    • Psychology 101, Research Methods in Psychology, Psychology of Transition & Transformation, Psychoanalysis & Society
  • ISEP - Masaryk University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Research, Intro to Social Neuroscience, Topics in Neuroscience, Mindfulness & Psychotherapy, Attachment & Family Systems

Denmark

CIEE - Open Campus Copenhagen, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

Semester English options in:

  • Happiness Studies, Social Psychology, Seminar in Comparative Health, Health Psychology, Intro to Neuroscience

Summer English options in:

  • Happiness Studies

England

  • AIFS - Richmond University, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Personality, Psychology of Language, Brain & Mind, Cognition, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Psychology of Happiness & Well-being
  • USAC - University of Reading, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

    English options in:

    • Psychology of Language, Cognition & Learning, Developmental Psychology, Psychology 101, Social Psychology, Perception & Neuroscience, Psychology of Personality, Health Psychology, Learning & Decision Making, Special Topics in Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Western Exchange - University of Hull, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Cognition, Intro to Brain & Behavior, & Social Psychology

    *Students cannot take final year Psychology modules at the University of Hull

  • ISEP - University of Plymouth, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Learning, Psychology of Relationships, Developmental Psychology, & Cognition
  • Western Exchange - Plymouth University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Learning, Psychology of Relationships, Developmental Psychology, & Cognition
  • ISEP - University of Roehampton, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Social Psychology, Mindy Body & Brain, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology
  • ISA- University of Roehampton, Summer Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Social Psychology, Mindy Body & Brain, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology
  • CIEE - Open Campus London, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Psychology 101, Healing processes across cultures, Intro to Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Finland

  • ISEP - University of Helsinki, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Cognitive Neuroscience, Sensation & Perception, Developmental Psychology, Well-being
  • ISEP - University of Turku, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Psychology of Language, Evolutionary Psychology

     

  • ISEP - Abo Akademi University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Social Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology, Image Perception & Cognition, Cross Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Language, Race Racism & Anti-racism
  • ISEP - University of Eastern Finland, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Health Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Learning & Cognition, Social Psychology, Comparative Health Processes, Racism Prejudice & Discrimination, Psychology of Gender

France

  • CIEE - Toulouse - Language & Culture, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    French options in:

    • Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods, Learning
  • CEA - Aix en Provence, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Semester English courses in:

    • Human Development

    Summer English courses in:

    • Human Sexuality, Abnormal Psychology
  • ISEP Direct Montpellier France - Youth Development & Psychology, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • English courses in Resilience in Children & Youth, Cross Cultural Psychology, Language Development from a Cross Cultural Perspective, Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology

Germany

CIEE - Open Campus Berlin, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

English options in:

  • Health Psychology, Child Development, Comparative Health Systems, Gender, Statistics

Greece

  • ISA - Athens, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Motivation, Research Methods, Psychology of Personality, Developmental Psychology, Learning, Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Testing & Assessment
  • ISEP Direct - American College of Thessaloniki, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

    English options in:

    • Cognitive Psychology, Positive Psychology, Health Psychology

Ireland

API - Maynooth University, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

English options in:

  • Brain & Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Health Psychology, Research Foundations, Social Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Psychology of Learning

Italy

  • USAC - Reggio Emilia, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Health & Wellness, Comparative Health & Systems, Communication Between the Sexes, Cognitive Psychology, Aging

    Summer English options in:

    • Communication Between the Sexes, Gender Issues, Health & Wellness, Social Processes

     

  • SAI - Florence University of the Arts, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Drug Abuse & Behavioral Addiction, Cross Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology

    Summer English options in:

    • Drug Abuse & Behavioral Addiction, Cross Cultural Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology
  • ISA - Florence, Spring Semester, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Drug Abuse & Behavioral Addiction, Cross Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology

    Summer English options in:

    • Drug Abuse & Behavioral Addiction, Cross Cultural Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology

Netherlands

  • Western Exchange - Erasmus University Rotterdam, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Positive Psychology, History of Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Cognition, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Brain Cognition & Perception, Lifespan Development, Learning, Memory
  • USAC - Maastricht, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Developmental Psychology, Positive Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

    Summer English options in:

    • Positive Psychology, Developmental Neuro-psychology
  • ISEP - Radboud University Nijmegen, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Cognitive Psychology, Brain & Cognition, Motivation, Psychopharmacology, Evolutionary Psychology, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychology of Language, Perception, Learning, Psychology of Sexuality

Scotland

  • USAC - St. Andrews, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Psychology 101, Evolution & Human Behavior, Health Psychology, Neuropharmacology, Neuroscience, Research Design, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience, Evolutionary Psychology, Perception, Cognition, Sex Differences & Gender Development, Memory, Psychology of Identity
  • USAC - University of Stirling, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Brain & Behavior, Health Psychology, Cognition, Developmental Psychology, Individual Differences, Psychology 101, Research Methods, Social Psychology
  • ISEP - Edinburgh Napier University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Social Psychology, Individual Differences, Brain & Cognition, Sport Exercise & Well-being

Spain

  • ISEP - Universidad de Sevilla, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English courses in: Social Psychology, Cognition, Developmental Psychology in Childhood, Developmental Psychology

    Spanish Psychology courses in: Social Psychology, Cognition, Developmental Psychology, & more 

  • API - Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • 200 level Health, Healing & Culture, Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology
  • ISEP - Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Spanish (B2) options in:

    • History of Psychology, Psychology of Learning, Motivation, Psychology Statistics 1&2, Methods, Design & Technical Investigation, Social Psychology, Perception & Memory, Cognition, Psychology of Personality, & Psychology Intervention & Treatment
  • ISEP - Universidad de Murcia, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter, Academic Year

    Spanish courses in: Psychology: Social Psychology, Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Trauma, Child Psychology & more

  • API - University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Legal & Forensic Psychology, Personality Psychology, Gender Studies, Psychological Intervention and Treatment III & Organizational Behavior

    Advanced Spanish options in:

    • Psychology 101, Developmental Psychology, Health & Positive Psychology, Psychological Well being and Community Psychology, Personal Psychology, History of Psychology, Social Psychology, Women Psychology, Psychological Interventions & Treatment III, Biological Bases of Behavior 1&2
  • ISEP - Universidad de Almeria, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Spanish (B2) options in:

    • Motivation, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Perception, Data Analysis, Psychology of Personality, Psychopathology, Assessment & Diagnosis, Research Design, Psychology of Learning, Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychological Therapies, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology
  • USAC - San Sebastian, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • upper division Multicultural Psychology & Social Psychology

     

  • CEA - Psychology Barcelona Program, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in 300 level:

    • Abnormal Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Health Psychology, Social Psychology, and Intercultural Interactions – a Psychological Perspective
  • Western Exchange - University of the Basque Country, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Social Psychology, Multiculturalism in Complex Societies, Data & Design Analysis 1&2, Quantitative Techniques for Social Research

Sweden

Western Exchange - Umea University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

English options in:

  • Health Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Personality Psychology

Various

AIFS - Summer The Science of Wellbeing, Summer Quarter

Summer courses in: 

  • PSY/SOC 285 (3)
    The Science of Wellbeing

    The aim of this course is to provide an interdisciplinary overview of wellbeing as a scientific construct, with its underpinning biological, psychological, cultural and social determinants, exploring the factors that contribute to the wellbeing of individuals and populations. The course will focus on some specific topics that are central to wellbeing, such as quality of life, happiness, resilience and what factors promote them; creativity and the arts and how these are being used in evidence-based ways to improve health and wellbeing, both in everyday life, but also within healthcare systems. The course will encourage a comparative perspective on mental health and wellbeing in the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark and students will examine government policy on mental health and wellbeing in each of these countries.

Middle East

Jordan

SIT - Counseling & Humanitarian Action Internship, Summer Quarter

English options in:

  • Contextual Studies in Counseling, Internship

United Arab Emirates

  • API - American University of Sharjah, Summer Quarter

    Semester English options in:

    • Psychology 101, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Personality

    Summer English options in:

    • Psychology 101, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Stereotypes Prejudice Discrimination, Cultural Psychology
  • ISEP - American University of Sharjah, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Psychology 101, Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Personality

North America

Canada

  • ISEP - Laurentian University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • Psychology 101, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Health Psychology, Cross Cultural Mental Health, Child Psychology, Cognitive Psychology Lab, Social Psychology 1+2, History of Psychology, & Cognition
  • ISEP - Brock University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Psychology 101, Research & Design, Lifespan Development, Abnormal Psychology, Cognition, Psychology of Personality, Social Psychology, Perception, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Cognition, Evolutionary Psychology, Motivation & Emotion, Health Psychology, Brain & Language, Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology of Relationships, Psychology of Prejudice & Discrimination, Foundations of Counseling, & History of Psychology
  • ISEP - University of Regina, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Psychology 101, Research Methods, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Development, Abnormal Psychology, Motivation & Emotion, Psychology of Learning, & Health Psychology

     

Oceania

Australia

  • USAC - Griffith University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Psychology 101, Research Methods, Lifespan Development, Developmental Psychology, Social & Cultural Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Positive Psychology, Health Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Western Exchange - Edith Cowan University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Psychology 101, History of Psychology, Research Methods, Social Determinants of Behavior, Learning & Motivation, Individual Differences, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Cultural Issues in Psychology, Sensation & Perception, Cognition

     

  • USAC - Deakin University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Psychology 101, Research Methods, Health Psychology, Lifespan Development, Relationships, Personality, Cognitive Neuroscience

New Zealand

  • ISEP - University of Waikato, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Brain Behavior & Cognition, Social Psychology, Health & Well-being, Cognitive Psychology, Perception, Foundations in Counseling, Research Methods, Memory & Cognition, Individual Differences
  • ISEP - Massey University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Social Psychology, Brain & Behavior, Memory & Cognition, Abnormal Psychology, Individual Differences
  • ISEP - University of Auckland, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Developmental Psychology, Perception & Cognition, Learning, Social Psychology, Personality, Cognitive Science, Human Neuroscience, Research Methods, Evolution & Behavior, Psychology of Gender, Culture & Psychology, Lifespan Development

South America

Argentina