An extraordinary opportunity available to University students is the chance to study abroad. You can live and take classes at a university, become involved with internships or volunteer organizations, or even gain research experience in another country, any of which can be an extremely life-enriching experience. Recently, University of Minnesota psychology students have studied in Australia, France, Venezuela, and the UK.
For a sampling of great Learning Abroad programs, look at the Study Abroad In Psychology information through the Learning Abroad Center. This is not an exhaustive list of opportunities available but may help in guiding your direction. Psychology Undergraduate Advising would be happy to meet with you to discuss ways to encorporate psychology into your abroad experience.
Certain overseas Universities have psychology programs that have been identified by the Department of Psychology as particularly relevant for our undergraduate majors. Some of these programs' courses have been evaluated as fulfilling psychology major requirements. Other programs provide an opportunity to complete your second language requirement in a semester. Psychology Undergraduate Advising strongly encourages students to study overseas and will work with you to ensure a smooth transfer of courses into your major.
Start your search on campus. Though they specialize in study abroad opportunities for undergraduates, they do have useful information for graduates as well. Visit their office in Heller Hall for personalized assistance.