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  • Locations: Leipzig, Germany; London, United Kingdom; Vienna, Austria; Würzburg, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
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Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led Abroad
Field of Study: Psychology
Program Description:

Psychology at Its Roots


Course(s): PSY 453
Credits: Three
Eligibility: Open to all EMU students in good academic standing and guest students. Must be at least 18 years old at the time of travel.

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Program Overview
Geographically trace the history of experimental and clinical psychology as you travel between Austria, Germany and England in this summer program. Your program begins in Vienna, Austria with a visit to the Sigmund Freud Museum. The museum houses Freud's former practice and part of his private quarters. Attached to the museum is Europe's largest psychoanalytic research library. You'll then travel on to Nuremberg, Germany with a stop along the way at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp.  While in Nuremberg you will tour the Palace of Justice, the site of the Nuremberg trials – which forms the backbone of our ethics guidelines.  From there you will travel to Würtzburg, Germany where you will tour the Museum of the History of Psychology and meet with students studying at the University of Würtzburg.  From there you will fly to London where you will stay for 5 days.  During your stay in London you will tour the Freud Museum, the Frances Galton Collection, Darwin’s house and the famous psychiatric facility known most commonly by its nickname “Bedlam.”
Prepare to learn about the origins of science with a hands-on learning experience regarding the birth of Western European Psychology. You'll have individual time to explore each of these cities beyond the group excursions and lectures.

Program Highlights
  • Visit the Freud Museums in Vienna and London.
  • Tour the Mauthausen concentration camp and Memorium Nuremberg Trials.
  • Explore the Museum of the History of Psychology.
  • See Darwin's House and Bedlam Hospital in England.​

On-Campus Class Meetings
Prior to departure the class will meet weekly during Summer Session II (1st 7.5 weeks of summer). Exact dates, times and locations will be announced to students accepted into the program. These meetings will be devoted to discussion of course content not covered while overseas, pre-trip planning, and an overview of the planned (and optional) excursions.​

Instructor Information
Dean Lauterbach, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Eastern Michigan University. He teaches various undergraduate and graduate psychology courses and this will be his fourth trip abroad with students for this program.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and many EMU scholarships may be applied to the tuition and fees for this approved program. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information on how to use your financial aid and scholarships to help cover the costs of studying abroad. Find information on national and EMU scholarships specifically for students that wish to study abroad at

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