Study Away


By studying psychology away, students not only gain a fresh perspective on their academic development, but benefit from personal enrichment as well.  There is new scholarship money available to assist students with UAB Study Away programs.  Visit UAB Study Away for more information on how to apply for these scholarships.  In order to participate in the programs listed below, students must first gain approval from the Study Away Program Director, 975-6611.

STUDY AWAY IN PRAGUE!

Medieval towns and castles, baroque churches, wars, communism, transition to democracy... See firsthand how these places and events affected children and their families. We will stay in the very center of Prague, a beautiful city with rich history and culture. Classes will take place at the Charles University, the oldest university in central Europe, and will include both UAB and Czech students. Class field trips will take us to multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites - the Prague castle and Jewish town, Ceský Krumlov (a small picturesque city in Southern Bohemia), Hluboka castle, village Holasovice, and Nazi concentration camp Terezín. We will also visit institutions for disabled or orphaned children. Students will have ample time to explore Prague and a free weekend to travel.

For more information, visit http://uab.abroadoffice.net/internal-program-description-Summer-2012-UAB-in-Prague-Czech-Republic-54321-0.html.

BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS:  STUDY AWAY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM!  

Lancaster University, located on the west coast of England, lies between London and Edinburgh and has been involved in international student exchange since 1968.  It is considered one of the top institutions in the UK, and its psychology department ranks as one of the top departments in the UK for teaching and research.  Weekend travel from Lancaster University to Ireland, Scotland, and even continental Europe is convenient and relatively inexpensive!  Visit the links posted below for more information.

Study Away at Lancaster

PY Department, Lancaster University, UK

University of Hull, located on the eastern coast of England, is 200 miles from both London and Edinburgh.  Its psychology department is one of the oldest established in the UK and the university, as a whole, boasts a reputation for friendliness.  For more information, visit www.hull.ac.uk

STUDY AWAY IN IRELAND!

National University of Ireland, Galway is located on Galway Bay along the western coast of Ireland.  Despite its small town feel, Galway is one of the most rapidly growing cities in Europe.  This economic growth is also reflected within the university--particularly within the psychology department as research has increased significantly in recent years.  Galway is the perfect city in which to experience traditional Irish culture and is about a 3 hour drive away from Dublin.  For more information, please visit www.nuigalway.ie.

STUDY AWAY IN SOUTH AFRICA!

University of Cape Town is one of Africa's leading teaching and research institutions.  Its psychology department is the leading research department in South Africa.  The university offers a diverse mix of people and cultures as international students make up 20 percent of the population.  For more information on the University of Cape Town, visit www.uct.ac.za

STUDY AWAY IN NEW ZEALAND!

University of Otago is located in Dunedin, the second-largest city in New Zealand's South Island.  It is a true university town near to beautiful beaches, bays, and wildlife.  The University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest university and its psychology department has been rated as the best psychology department in New Zealand.  For more information, visit www.otago.ac.nz.

STUDY AWAY IN SPAIN!

Study away in the heart of Andalusia at the University of Jaén with Dr. Ed Cook on a faculty-led program during May term 2011!  This program will include trips to major tourist sites in southern Spain.  Students will be required to enroll in one psychology course along with one Spanish language/culture class.  For more information, visit www.psy.uab.edu\DepartmentResources\Spain\2011 Spain Fac-led Flyer 1.pdf.

University of Santiago de Compostela is one of Spain's most prestigious institutions located in the northwest region of Spain.  Santiago de Compostela is a small university town that is reputed for its hospitality.  Students must have completed SPA 202 or equivalent to attend this program. 

STUDY PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW IN LINCOLN, NEBRASKA!

As awarded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, undergraduate students are provided with room, board, and stipend for 1 year to work in the law and psychology research laboratories at the University of Nebraska.  For more information, visit www.unl.edu/psychlawreu.

For more information about these programs along with other UAB Study Away programs, visit UAB Study Away.  You can also contact your academic advisor for more information on these and other PY Study Away programs around the world (934-3850).