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  • Locations: Bonn, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Ghent, Belgium; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Option: Hotel/Hostel Areas of Study: Arts and Sciences, Psychology, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1 Academic Credit: Psychology
Ohio State Program Contact: Rebecca McMunn
Program Description:
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Program Psych Culture Europe tab 1

This program is scheduled to be offered again May 2020. 

The Psychology and Culture in Europe program offers an opportunity for psychology students to gain a unique perspective on the cities of Cologne, Germany and London, England. The pre-departure requirement will be fulfilled by a 2-day “boot camp” held in early May and will introduce students to the importance of these significant cities to students in psychology. Travel for this program will occur in May, 2018. The program will include experiences in numerous sites of historical, cultural, and psychological interest. Accompanied by Dr. Lisa Cravens-Brown of the Ohio State Department of Psychology, students will tour numerous sites of historical and cultural interest. Among other places, students will visit the homes and museums of Freud and Darwin, the former Gestapo Headquarters in Cologne, the Kölner Dome, and three psychology museums (in Bonn, Belgium, and London). Students will also attend a play at the historic Globe Theatre, have afternoon tea in London and traditional German food in Cologne.


The program begins in Cologne, Germany. After visiting major landmarks of historical importance the group will move on to London after a short stop in Ghent, Belgium. The program ends in London, England, a major world capital which offers some of the world's finest museums, theatre, concerts and arts.


Students will stay in double and triple rooms in hotels located centrally in Cologne, Ghent, and London. Breakfast is included every morning at the hotel.

Resident Directors

Lisa Cravens-Brown
Department of Psychology

Education Abroad Coordinator

Rebecca McMunn
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Courses and Credit Psych Culture Europe tab 2

Students will participate in a pre-departure seminar in May. Students will earn Psychology 5797 (3 hours) of credit during the first 4-week summer session. 



Application Requirement Psych Culture Europe tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must:
  • Be a Psychology major. Psychology minors are permitted to apply with instructor permission.
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Successfully complete the 3-day pre-departure class held in early May
Students must also meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs Psych Culture Europe tab 4

Students will be responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $TBD program fee. The program fee will include in-country transportation, one way travel from Germany to London, accommodations, some group meals, entrance to all program sites and excursions and international supplemental insurance. It will not include international airfare, most meals, personal expenses, a passport or immunizations. 

To see the full estimated cost of the program, please refer to Summer 2018 program's budget sheet.

This program has been generously subsidized by the Psychology Department and the College of Arts and Sciences. 

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.



Information Sessions

  • Wednesday, September 27; 5:30-7:00; 160 Enarson Classroom Building 
  • Thursday, November 16; 4-5; 160 Enarson Classroom Building 


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


None at this time.

This program is unique in that all the students are either psychology majors or minors. It was nice to visit museums and look at books, knowing that the other people around you were interested in the same thing. We were able to have deeper conversations and connect the places we saw to topics we learned in class.
     — Summer, 2018 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/03/2018
02/01/2018 05/08/2018 05/20/2018
NOTE: Dates include travel days.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.