Study Abroad

Explore psychology in a cross-cultural context.

Adelphi University’s study abroad programs give psychology students the opportunity to learn outside the classroom and experience other cultures through service learning engagements.

Upcoming Trips

Spring Break

Exploring Disability Issues Internationally

Travel Dates: March 13–22, 2015

This interdisciplinary program in Paris, France, includes an experiential learning component providing an awareness of contemporary issues in the fields of special education and psychology relevant to the needs of exceptional learners. This comparative course provides an overview of special education law and processes as well as the historical and philosophical bases of special education in both the United States and France.

Offering a survey of disabilities first diagnosed in childhood to the full range of disabilities school-aged children experience, both instructional and psychological intervention strategies are explored. The French methodologies and treatment of individuals with disabilities will be highlighted in contrast with practices in the US. This course includes more than three hours of discussion on the topic of autism and will cover the different types of disabilities mentioned in the syllabus.

For more information about this program, please contact Professor Francine Conway at

» View the application and details for Exploring Disability Issues Internationally


Orvieto, Italy: Multicultural Issues in Counseling

Dr. Fuertes and students Orvieto, Italy 2013

Prof. Jairo Fuertes, Ph.D., with students in Orvieto, Italy, 2014.

Travel Dates: July 3–17, 2015

For students in the master’s programs in General Psychology and in Mental Health Counseling and undergraduate students completing their capstone. This course covers multicultural issues in counseling and psychology.

Topics include the biological, developmental, and social bases of multicultural counseling and psychology. Clinical cases will also cover issues with working with international populations and sexual minorities.

By having the course outside of the U.S., you will be exposed to a new setting, encouraged to examine yourselves from a different vantage point, and to learn about the every life of a people living in a different country and who speak a different language. This exposure facilitates reflection on the power of culture, history, tradition, and language in psychological development and behavior.

» View details and application for Study in Orvieto

Past Programs

Intersession 2014

Study at Sea: Behavior Disorders in Childhood: A Multicultural Perspective

A unique academic experience that afforded students an opportunity to travel, on board the Institute for Shipboard Education boat, to multiple countries, while learning multicultural practices to help children. Students had practicum experiences in each country and learned multicultural issues that impacted development and treatment of behavior disorders in children.

For any questions regarding these or other opportunities to study abroad, please contact The Center for International Education.


For further information, please contact:

Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies
p – 516.877.4800

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