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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 Programs

Orvieto 2015 cropSummer 2020

Orvieto, Italy: Multicultural Issues in Counseling

Travel Dates: July 2020

This July, spend two weeks studying in a medieval monastery developed in 1218 in the quaint Umbrian town of Orvieto, an Italian fortressed city dating back to the Etruscans. Students explore the power of culture, history, identity, tradition and language in psychological development and behavior. Students gain a cross-cultural understanding of people applying psychological research and theory. Students have the opportunity to travel and explore Italy on their own for five days. In previous years students have traveled to Venice, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast. This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Please contact Dr. Fuertes at

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Past Programs

Spring Break 2015

Exploring Disability Issues Internationally

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.

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.

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For further information, please contact:

Center for International Education
Nexus Building, Room 145
p – 516.877.3487
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