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  • Locations: Dundee, Scotland; Galway, Ireland; London, England
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/13/2017
06/09/2017 07/14/2017

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Description:
To learn more and ask questions about Summer Study abroad opportunities please attend the Summer Study Abroad Fair, in Cox Hall Ballroom, on November 14, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please be advised that the application process for Summer 2018 will open on December 15, 2017.

Hosted by: Department of Psychology

Academic Focus: This program is open to students from all majors, but it will be of particular interest to students with an interest in Child Development.

Eligibility Requirements: Introductory course in psychology or equivalent; minimum 2.5 GPA; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university.

Program Dates: June 9 - July 14, 2017 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted starting December 15.  The application deadline is March 1.  Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.

Acceptance Process: This program is accepting on a rolling basis. Students will be notified with results within two weeks after submitting their completed application.

Program Information: The Department of Psychology offers a five-week program in Ireland and Great Britain involving cross-cultural research in the area of child development. Students learn firsthand about the Scottish and Irish educational systems as they spend two weeks observing and interacting with school children in elementary school classroom and playground settings in either Dundee in southeastern Scotland or Galway, on the west coast of Ireland. As such, this program provides the opportunity to observe and experience the school system in another country and see typically developing children in another societal context.

Students will collaborate with the Program Faculty (Professors Ann Abramowitz and Irwin Waldman) on an original research project.  Students will collect data from children in their classes in either Dundee or Galway. For the remaining three weeks of the program, students are in residence in the Department of Psychology at University College London and will be taught by Professors Stephan Hamann and Andy Kazama. Classes meet on Monday afternoons, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings of each week. During this time, students will work in close collaboration with the faculty to review the background literature on the research topic, complete analysis of the gathered data, discuss the implications of their results for our understanding of the social and cognitive development of children, and prepare a written report of the research project. For students who aspire to graduate school in psychology or a related field, this is an invaluable training opportunity. Students will also experience smaller towns (Dundee and Galway) and cosmopolitan London settings, as well as the different national identities in Scotland, Ireland, and England, and thus the program affords the opportunity for informal exposure to varied cultures in addition to the more structured cross-cultural study of child development.

Courses: Program participants take 2 PSYC courses for a total of 8 credit hours.   Both courses count toward the Psychology Major Requirements.  One of the courses satisfies a continuing writing requirement.

PSYC 386WR or 387WR: Cross Cultural Studies in Psychological Research
5 credit hours

PSYC 494R: Directed Research
3 credit hours

Living Arrangements: Accommodations are provided in a hotel in Dundee, small apartments in Galway, and in a University College London residence hall.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet.

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see  Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.

Application Process: This program is open to both Emory students and to visiting students from other institutions. For questions or assistance please contact Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, to schedule a meeting or to inquire about the application process. Student must apply online to the program via the on-line application system. Click on the Apply Now link on this page. Emory students will need their Emory login ID and password. Visiting students from other institutions will create a username (current email address) and password through the online system.

Program Resources: Each summer study abroad program will have a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details.  Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy

Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students

Stephan Hamann, Program Director, Psychology Department,

Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, Emory College Study Abroad, 404-727-2240,

This program is currently not accepting applications.