Study Abroad

Why Study Abroad?

Janise Carmichael

Open your eyes to the world
Invest in your future by developing cross-cultural skills that will enable you to communicate with colleagues anywhere in the world.

Enhance your career
Learn how to function in a culturally diverse environment early on. Develop broader skills and the ability to adapt to new environments.

Personal growth
See your culture and yourself from a different perspective. Learn to appreciate other languages and cultures, while better understanding your own cultural values.

Did you know?
You do not need to speak another language to study abroad. Many programs offer courses in English.

Experience Psychology Abroad

“If you are considering studying abroad to fine-tune your language skills, consider taking classes at a partner university if it is an option.” –Janise Carmichael, Argentina, Spring 2012

Suggested Programs for psychology majors:

Also consider: Nanyang Technological University, DIS Copenhagen, EPA London, EPA Edinburgh, IES Istanbul, IES Cape Town, IES Auckland, IES Christchurch, IES Dublin, IES Sydney, Macquarie, IES Amsterdam.

Financial Aid

Financial aid counselors meet with students by appointment to discuss their specific study abroad plans and financial aid eligibility.


There are many scholarships and loans designed specifically for study abroad. We strongly encourage you to consider applying. Rochester students have won these scholarships or used this aid in the past.

Getting Credit

For major or departmental credit:
Professor Christopher Niemiec
Office: Meliora 436

For elective credit, consult with a study abroad advisor.

What are my first steps?

  1. Attend an information session
  2. Research available programs
  3. Meet with a psychology advisor
  4. Meet with a study abroad advisor