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Studying Abroad

We encourage all Psychology majors and minors to study abroad. Check out the two different categories below for different suggested programs. Remember that the programs listed are just several of many study abroad programs; if a program that is not listed below looks interesting to you, we encourage you to look into it!

“Studying abroad is an opportunity not to be missed. This is the time in our lives to satisfy that wanderlust, try new things, and come back with stories to tell! I had an incredible time in Ireland and traveling around all of Europe.” -Rebecca Van Der Horn
“Studying abroad is an opportunity not to be missed. This is the time in our lives to satisfy that wanderlust, try new things, and come back with stories to tell! I had an incredible time in Ireland and traveling around all of Europe.”
-Rebecca Van Der Horn, class of 2015

Category 1: For students who primarily seek Psychology courses, including upper-level opportunities.

Here are a few programs that may be of interest:

  1. European Study Center, Heidelberg, Germany
  2. University of Limerick, Ireland
  3. La Trobe University, Australia

At all of these sites, there are multiple high-quality Psychology courses available and plans for research opportunity are either in place (Limerick) or under development (Heidelberg and La Trobe).

The three programs are either TCNJ Sponsored Programs (Heidelberg) or Exchanges (Limerick and La Trobe), so they charge TCNJ tuition.

Category 2: For students who primarily seek courses relevant to a minor or to liberal-learning requirements, but may also select a Psychology course or two

In this category, a few TCNJ Exchanges and TCNJ Sponsored Programs include:

  1. University of Newcastle, Australia
  2. Northumbria University, England
  3. Kansai Gaidai University, Japan
  4. TCNJ Prague Study Center, Czech Republic
  5. TCNJ Spain – Universidad de Alcala (ideal for Spanish minors)

There are also some great opportunities available through external providers, such as the CAPA Florence Study Center.

None of these programs of interest to you? There are plenty of other study abroad opportunities available. Check out the website for the Center for Global Engagement for a list of approved programs, FAQ, and study abroad forms.

"Studying abroad provided me the ability to see the world from a new perspective. It instilled in me a greater sense of self-confidence and self-reliance, and I made valuable personal and professional connections that will last a lifetime." - Gordon Sayre
“Studying abroad provided me the ability to see the world from a new perspective. It instilled in me a greater sense of self-confidence and self-reliance, and I made valuable personal and professional connections that will last a lifetime.” – Gordon Sayre, class of 2015

Psychology Credit and Studying Abroad

You may get credit for any Psychology course taken abroad except for Core courses (121, 203, 299) and senior experience courses. Any Psychology course that is not redundant with one already taken at TCNJ will be acceptable as a Psychology option, and many courses could also be pre-approved as “specialized” courses. A Psychology course taken abroad need not have the name matching one of our courses taken at TCNJ. For example, the CAPA Florence Study Center has a Cross-Cultural Psychology course that can count as either a Psychology option OR a specialized course, even though we do not have a TCNJ course with that name.

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