Students at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology are offered the opportunity to study abroad through faculty-led academic courses. Designed to bring the classroom to life with experiential training in the location focused on in each course, study abroad classes incorporate research on a particular topic or region throughout the courses’ traditional term, and then culminate with in-country travel and training led by faculty members. This blog is a way for these students to publicly share their Study Abroad experiences.
- Power of One: Through this unique international service learning program, students attend class (online or on-ground) for an entire semester, earning academic credit while learning about critical international challenges in a particular region of the world—and then travel to that region as a class (generally for 7-10 days between terms) to witness the challenges first hand and provide therapeutic services to address them. Visit the Study Abroad intranet page for a glimpse at new opportunities awaiting students.
- The Global HOPE Initiative: One of the most popular Power of One courses gives students the opportunity to participate in The Chicago School’s own Global HOPE Training Initiative, through which they work alongside faculty to train teachers, orphanage workers, and other childcare professionals to conduct assessments and provide treatment to young survivors of trauma.
- Psychology in an International Context: Regardless of the program at The Chicago School, students are likely to have the opportunity to apply program specific lessons in an international context through department-specific study abroad courses called Psychology in an International Context. These courses follow the same model as Power of One courses but are anchored around applying highly program-specific knowledge in a hands-on, global context. View a slide show created by Forensic Psychology faculty and students following a recent trip to Israel.
- Field Experiences: Students enrolled in the International Psychology doctoral programs participate in two required, international field experiences led by Chicago School faculty—during which they gain first-hand insight into the social, political, and psychological issues impacting a particular country or region and the unique challenges confronting international psychologists. They may meet with community and political leaders; attend classes taught by professors at international universities; and gain hands-on experience providing crisis intervention, counseling, organizational leadership training, or other professional services.