NOTE: Students will have an online instruction starting May 18 until the program begins June 3
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Austria: Psychology and Culture, the Light Side and the Dark Side- Summer
Krems, Mauthausen, Melk, Vienna
Psychology Majors and Minors
About the Austria: Psychology and Culture, the Light Side and the Dark Side- Summer Program
***This program will next run during Summer 2020***
As individual human beings, we each carry the possibility for both constructive and destructive behavior. The same is true of every human culture. Perhaps nowhere in the world is the contrast between the light side and the dark side of culture more salient than in Austria—birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sigmund Freud, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Adolf Hitler. On the one hand, Austria (and Vienna in particular) is widely viewed as the birthplace of western classical music. For centuries, it has served as a center for architecture and art, and its people are famous for being unfailingly polite, unhurried, laid back, and friendly. Yet the seeds of one of the greatest tragedies in human history—the Holocaust—readily sprouted, took root, and flourished here. Why? How?
Psychology & Culture – The Light Side vs. the Dark Side will provide you with a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Austrian culture. Dr. DeHart and Dr. Snarr both speak German fluently and are intimately and personally familiar with Austria and its people, its cuisine, and its culture. We are excited to share our love for this beautiful country with you! Following four weeks of online work, the program will involve a three-week stay in Vienna, with excursions to Salzburg, Melk/Krems, and the Mauthausen death camp. We will visit historic sites ranging from Stefansdom to Sigmund Freud’s office (see below). We have partnered with the Austro-American Institute of Education (https://www.amerikainstitut.at/en/) to find local experts who will provide guest lectures on light and dark aspects of Austrian culture and history.
Classroom space and services of the Austro-American Institute of Education (AAIE)
Onsite Instruction and guest lectures
Brockport’s Study Abroad Office Services – including Brockport Faculty Director
Various campus fees ** (College Fee, Technology Fee, ect.)
SUNY International Health Insurance *
Transportation to and from JFK
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses (includes entertainment, souvenirs, ect.)
The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.
Financial aid applies towards fees.
*The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
Students will receive 6 credits for this program.
In addition to three general study abroad credits, each student will choose to complete the requirements of (and earn another three credits for) either Cross-Cultural Psychology or Historical and Systemic Perspectives on Clinical Psychology. The light side and the dark side of human culture and behavior will be explored through the lens of each student’s chosen psychology course. See syllabi for details.