UCF in Peru: Cross-Cultural Psychology
Summer B 2018
Dates: July 4 - August 1
As a supplement to its Psychology curriculum, the College of Sciences has designed a study abroad program for undergraduate students interested in cross cultural psychology at UCF.
This Study Abroad Program is designed to bring together a group of students from the United States (matriculated at the University of Central Florida [UCF]) and Peru (matriculated at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola [USIL]) in the context of a course called Cross-Cultural Psychology. The course will be taught in English, followed by a 1-hour English-Spanish Conversation Class during which time topics addressed in the course will be discussed among U.S. and Peruvian students who will be divided into pairs. In the Cross-Cultural Psychology course, both UCF and USIL students will study myriad aspects of selected populations. In addition to the information learned in the course, UCF students will experience life in a distinct culture, learn about the pre- and post-Colombian history of Peru (via excursions locally and to Cuzco, Peru and Machu Pichu), and learn and practice Spanish, regardless of their current fluency in Spanish. USIL students—in addition to learning information from the course—will interact extensively with U.S. students and learn and practice English, regardless of their current fluency in English. It is anticipated that UCF and USIL students will interact informally outside the university context to maximize their intercultural experiences with each another.
Students should plan to arrive in Lima, Peru on the starting day of the program. Students should not purchase their flights until they have been advised by Study Abroad to do so. Study Abroad advises that you book your flight directly with the airline.
- Students will obtain a broader perspective on humanity by means of critically examining various cultural groups, and exploring student’ own cultural world. Learning about other life styles and cultures provide various benefits to students, such as expanding their perspective on the human condition.
- Learn more about contemporary, and to a lesser degree, pre-Colombian Peruvian culture, values, social norms and worldviews.
- Improve their ability to understand, comprehend, and express themselves in Spanish
- Compare and contrast a wide array of social values and norms of mainstream USA with Peru.
: Dr. Charles Negy (email@example.com
"Although I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, I am passionate about the study of culture, ethnicity, and issues related to human sexuality. I’m a huge believer in the importance of traveling—and ideally, living—outside one’s own country in order to have a broader perspective on how varied human behavior and attitudes are. In addition to the United States, I’ve lived in Spain and El Salvador, and both experiences had significant impacts on how I see the world, especially my critique of contemporary U.S. culture. Besides my love of traveling, I enjoy reading, snorkeling, animals (especially dogs), and Mexican food." --Dr. Negy
- SOP 3723: Cross-Cultural Psychology (3 credits)
*Please note that all participants must enroll in this course and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program
Program Sample Itinerary
: Please note that a finalized and confirmed itinerary will be issued to students committed to the program after the application deadline. This document is subject to amendment and provided to give you an idea of the overall program opportunity.
Sample Student Itinerary | Cross Cultural Psychology
Pricing (based on minimum number of students and subject to amendment)
Program fee: $3,845
Payment 1: $1,000 due 28 February
Payment 2: $2,815 due 30 March
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
- Hotel accommodation in double occupancy room
- Airport transportation
- UCF Abroad administrative fee ($350)
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Program Cost Disclaimer
: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. The UCF Abroad Office will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.