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Study Abroad Opportunities

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences offers a Study Abroad program that travels to Germany every summer. Cultural and educational visits include Bavarian Alps, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Munich in Germany and Salzburg and Vienna in Austria. Courses taught are courses in clinical psychology and history in psychology.

For more information about the program, contact Dr. Sherecce Fields.

Did you know that you can intern abroad for Psychology credit? Through Texas A&M partner, Global Experiences, TAMU Psychology students can apply for full-time internship placements in Dublin, Barcelona and London. These are full-time, 8-week internships in a range of businesses from small, family-run companies, to non-profits, to multinational companies. Language proficiency is not required but students with Spanish skills will benefit from a dual-language experience in Barcelona placements. All students participate in a Career Development Program and are matched individually to an internship approved by the Study Abroad office and relevant faculty. Only 1 in 10 U.S. undergraduates studies abroad before graduating. Even fewer intern abroad. Not only is an international internship a unique way to travel and immerse yourself in a new culture, but it has also been proven to benefit your career.

Learn more about interning abroad with Global Experiences.

For more information about interning abroad with Global Experiences, contact Sam Needlman at sam@globalexperiences.com.

 

An international experience builds the skills and qualities that employers look for. Studying abroad gives students a chance to learn about their own capabilities and goals by experiencing subjects that come alive when in their environment, rather than simply read about in texts. By reaching beyond borders and experiencing another culture, students who study abroad will gain new perspective and become more globally engaged. In addition, study abroad returnees show higher rates of civic participation, volunteerism, social entrepreneurship, and are more likely to attend graduate school.

What do employers look for that can be gained from studying or interning abroad?

  • Appreciation of diversity
  • Creativity
  • Adaptability
  • Assertiveness
  • Communication skills
  • Perseverance
  • Initiative
  • Inquisitiveness
  • Proficiency in a foreign language
  • Self-confidence
  • Flexibility
  • Independence

Study Abroad Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts encourages students to experience and challenge their global environments and offers a study abroad scholarship of up to $2,000 open to Liberal Arts majors.   Eligibility criteria and instructions are outlined in the application.

Other Study Abroad News

To find out more about study abroad and how to apply, visit the College of Liberal Arts study abroad page.

Interested in studying abroad but not sure where to start?  Visit a Global Ambassador, a study abroad peer mentor, available Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2:00-4:00pm, on a walk-in basis, in Coke 202.