CofC in Italy (Florence): Psychology (Summer)

Program Dates and Fee:

July 12- August 10, 2022 | $3,550* (subject to change. Does not include tuition or airfare)

Students take one of the following courses:

  • CHLI 650: International Experiences in Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care
  • PSYC 410: Special Topic- Cross-cultural influences: Child and Parent Interactions and Behaviors

Program Description:

Live like a local and study family life and child welfare in Florence, Italy for an entire month exploring the rich history of Tuscany. There will be integrated excursions within Florence including a guided experience in the Ospedale Degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents). Due to the crisis of hundreds of abandoned and orphaned babies in the 1400’s, the first orphanage, Ospedale Degli Innocenti, was built and cared for over 375,000 children over five centuries and continues to advocate children worldwide today. It is also a headquarters for UNICEF and an educational center dedicated to child welfare. Students will experience the rich history of art, music, and religion through experiences in some of the world’s finest museums and oldest and most beautiful churches. A 3-day, 2-night trip to Rome is also included along with guided tours of all the major historic landmarks including the Colosseum and Pantheon.

Program Director:

Please contact Dr. Susan J. Simonian at if you have any questions about this program.

Introduction Video:

Financing Summer Study Abroad:

  • In-state residents pay the in-state tuition rate.
  • Out-of-state residents pay the in-state tuition rate plus 30% for courses associated with summer study abroad programs.
  • The Center for International Education offers scholarships from $500- $2,000. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. Learn more here.
  • You may be eligible for additional financial aid during the summer term.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2022

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