Education Abroad for Psychology

UW-Platteville Education Abroad Student

Why study psychology abroad?

The field of psychology is extensive, and studying the vast approaches to the subject around the world offers students a valuable, life-altering learning experience.  Depending on the region of the world, psychology may be taught solely focusing on biological aspects or exclusively on developmental principles.  Studying abroad as part of a UW-Platteville psychology degree gives students firsthand experience learning from professors from diverse backgrounds with differing theoretical orientations and approaches to psychology.

Upon graduation, having international experience on a resume can also help distinguish applicants in the competitive job market.  It can help demonstrate a global perspective of the field and real-world issues, flexibility and adaptability, and knowledge of and openness to other cultures.

Where psychology majors have recently studied


The Psychology Department has not identified any recommended programs for their students.  Students can ask their academic advisors if they have any recommended programs and/or courses based on their personal or other advisees' experiences abroad.

Contact Education Abroad Alumni

Interested in hearing from other psychology students who have studied abroad?  The following education abroad alumni are interested in connecting with prospective participants and may be contacted with questions and for more information about their experiences abroad.

Name Program Major, Minor Term Abroad E-mail
Emily Cooksey University of Strathclyde, Scotland Psychology Fall 2013
Jordan Smith University of Ghana, Ghana Psychology Spring 2013


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