Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Athens, Greece; Kalabaka, Greece
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Summer
This program spends six weeks in Athens, Greece to study the psychology of religion, and cross-cultural psychology.
Modern Greece is over 90% Greek Orthodox, but Athens was one of the world's cradles of polytheistic belief systems prior to Christianity. This program explores the origins of religion and belief in Greece; the evolution of religion and belief, and the country's transformation from polytheistic to monotheistic belief systems. The program also explores the psychological need and purpose of religion and its impact on us from an existential perspective.
During the Cross-Cultural Psychology course, students will be exposed to different Greek cultural views on a variety of issues, such as education, science, mental health, food & drink, refugees, the environment, and the return of cultural artifacts, while living alongside Greek citizens in local apartments outside of the touristy neighborhoods.
Program site visits will include:
Summer: May 16 - June 28, 2020
Regardless of the timing or reason for the withdrawal, the student will be responsible for paying the Education Abroad Administrative Fees. For faculty-led freestanding programs, there is a specific withdrawal penalty schedule.
Education Abroad makes every attempt at keeping the program and administrative costs to a minimum. However, when you commit to participating in a program, Education Abroad begins to make financial commitments on your behalf. In case of withdrawal, the following fees will be charged to your Bursar account
Upon Commitment - 90 Days Prior to Departure: 25% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
30 - 89 Days Prior to Departure: 50% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
29 Days - Departure Date: 100% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
Following the start of the summer semester, any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. More information can be found on the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.
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