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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

academic advising

Study Abroad

Psychology advisers do not have any specific recommendations about where psychology students should study abroad. If your four-year plans allows for it, you should choose a study abroad program in the part of the world that interests you most. Much of the psychology learning that happens abroad happens outside the classroom. Similarly, if your plan to complete your major allows, we recommend that students take classes that are not offered by DU or classes that will reflect the culture of the study abroad country. Take advantage of the opportunity to observe and learn about another culture as much as you can!

Psychology advisers have dedicated advising sessions at the beginning of winter quarter to ensure that your Study Abroad application can be signed by a major adviser. Please watch out for an email announcing the dates and times of these extra Study Abroad advising sessions.

Once you have selected a Study Abroad program, you might have questions about which courses will count for your psychology major or minor. The university keeps a list of courses that have been previously approved from Study Abroad programs. If the institution and course are listed here, your course will be counted for the DU course that it is listed as equivalent to. You can check this listing here:

If you have questions about whether a course you take abroad will count for your psychology major or minor at DU, keep in mind that almost all courses taken from a psychology department at a DU partner program will count at least as an elective towards your major or minor. If you would like to have a class evaluated for an equivalency, please login to Pioneer Web and choose Student - Student Records – Request Coursework Approval. Note that a course description or syllabus is most helpful to have at this stage.