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Psychology Abroad

Immerse yourself in a new and exciting environment while earning UC credit and making rapid progress towards your degree. Among many fascinating topics, you can study cognitive science, social psychology, developmental psychology, biological psychology, clinical psychology, and more. Additionally, you can get a practical and deeper understanding of course topics through experience-based research and internships. 

Programs for Your Major

Below are featured programs with excellent student reviews, a wide availability of courses, and unique academic opportunities in psychology and cognitive science. These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject area: psychology
  
Australia: University of Sydney
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 

Study at the largest and first established School of Psychology in Australia. You will have the opportunity to take courses in all areas of psychology including social work and educational psychology (under the Social Work and Education faculty units, respectively).

Barbados: University of the West Indies, Bridgetown
 
Sub-disciplines: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The University of the West Indies at Cave Hill offers a wide selection of psychology courses through two faculties: Humanities and Education, and Social Sciences. Traditional psychology courses are offered- abnormal, developmental, sports, physiological, along with courses on learning and personality theory, as well as electives emphasizing psychosocial issues specific to the Caribbean.
 
Chile: Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago
 
Sub-disciplines: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Access a wide variety of courses with strong offerings in educational psychology. The program begins with a language program, includes multiple excursions throughout the year, and helps facilitate internships during the semester. There are ample internships in the related areas of health and social services which can be arranged upon arrival through the UCEAP Chile Study Center.
 
Denmark: University of Copenhagen
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Set in a large research-oriented institution, this program is ideal for independently motivated students; classes usually meet a couple of hours each week with either large projects or papers to complete outside of class. You may take first year graduate-level courses for upper-division credit provided you have the appropriate prerequisites.
 
France: University of Lyon
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: French
Terms: Fall, Year
 
Study alongside local and international students and learn about psychology from the French perspective. Many courses are supplemented by workshops that add depth to the topics covered in lecture. You may take first year Masters-level courses for upper-division credit provided you have the appropriate background.
 
 
Sub-disciplines: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Advance in your major at a leading Chinese research university with a global vision. This program offers a wide variety of courses and research opportunities. In addition, you can join the CUHK Psychology Society, an undergraduate student organization that fosters connections with the department and organizes a wide range of extracurricular activities throughout the year.
 
Ireland: Trinity College Dublin
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 

Ranked as one of the top ten Schools of Psychology in Europe, Trinity's School of Psychology has developed an international reputation for excellence, both in terms of research activities and research-led teaching. As you enjoy an independent and self-directed approach to learning, you can take fascinating courses such as The Psychology of Criminal Behavior and the Neuropsychology of Control.​

Israel: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Experience Israeli life while studying fascinating topics such as military psychology, trauma and resilience, and neuroeconomics. While taking courses at the Rothberg International School (RIS), you can intern or conduct research in such fields as cognitive psychology and other areas with private, government, or non-government organizations. Courses are listed under Psychology and Brain and Behavioral Science areas of study at RIS.
 
Mexico: National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
With a degree study plan structured around providing a professional degree, this is a great choice for students interested in pursuing psychology as a career. The program features strong course offerings in applied aspects of psychology, including social work, psychotherapy, and clinical psychology. You will also have the opportunity to gain valuable Spanish language skills.
 
Netherlands: Psychology & Neuroscience, Maastricht Univ. (Quarter)
Netherlands Psychology & Neuroscience, Maastricht Univ. (Semester)
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall (Semester), Spring (Quarter)
 
Maastricht University is known for its groundbreaking studies in cognitive and biological psychology. In this program designed for psychology and cognitive science majors, you can select from a menu of upper-division courses spanning topics such as: cognitive science, clinical psychology, and biopsychology among others. Courses are taught using Problem-Based Learning (PBL) which emphasizes solving real-world problems in small tutorial groups.
 
Netherlands: University College Utrecht
 
Sub-disciplines: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Neuroscience, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The University College Utrecht (UCU) is an elite honors college; its competitive enrollment allows for individualized attention, small class sizes, group work, and presentations. Each student has a tutor to help guide studies. Typically, you can only take two psychology courses per semester, which you can find under both Science and Social Science department listings. UCU offers a strong program in cognitive science (listed under Science).
  
New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Almost all courses are team-taught, and you will be introduced to different topics by leading academic staff. There is a wide selection of courses available, with several topics ranging from industrial organizational psychology to cross-cultural psychology and theories of violent offending. You may also have the opportunity to participate in research or independent study courses.
 
South Africa: University of Cape Town
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
​South Africa embodies dynamic and diverse cultures and ongoing social transformation. Here you can learn psychology at an internationally recognized department with strengths in clinical psychology as well as research in a number of areas such as child development, gender, psychological trauma, social psychology, cognitive psychology, research methodology and statistics, psychoanalytic theory, and neuropsychology.
 
Spain: University of Granada
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Terms: Fall, Year
 
Experience individualized attention and guidance studying in the smaller, intimate setting at the University of Granada in the south of Spain. In this more affordable destination in Europe, there are a wide variety of courses to choose from, with particularly strong offerings in educational psychology.
UK-England: University of Bristol
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
The School of Experimental Psychology at the University of Bristol offers outstanding opportunities to students who focus on hypothesis-driven, testable ideas to understand mind and behavior. This is a great program if you enjoy the research side of psychology.
 
UK-England: Summer, University of Sussex
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Summer
 
The Psychology Department at the University of Sussex is ranked highly both in research and in student satisfaction. The department provides strong on-site support and is a popular choice for psychology students during the summer and academic year. You can take courses on Brain and Behaviour, Clinical Psychology and Mental Health, and Health Psychology among other upper-division topics. 
 
 
Sub-disciplines: Biopsychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
 
Glasgow features an excellent selection of courses in psychology and past students have often taken several classes in psychology per semester. You will have the opportunity to study topics such as psychology of interventions and positive psychology. 

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These are only a few of the opportunities available to you on UCEAP. For a comprehensive list of programs in your major, see the UCEAP program search under the subject area: psychology