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UML in Greece: "Culture & Psychology: Greece" with Professor Andrew Hostetler

Term To Study: Summer 2014
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2014
Program Starts: May 15, 2014
Program Ends: Jun 18, 2014
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Link 1: Videos of Student life at American College of Greece
Program Locations: Athens
Contact Name: Office Of Study Abroad & Int'l Experiences
Contact Email:
What is Included: Students will travel to Athens, Greece with Professor Andrew Hostetler to study Culture & Psychology at UMass Lowell's partner, American College of Greece.

Accommodations with internet access, gym & laundry facilities. Accommodations feature apartment-style residences with fully equipped kitchens & balconies.

Home of the 2004 U.S. Olympic training site, the ACG campus offers an olympic-size pool, soccer field, track, basketball arena, climbing wal, tennis courts & more!

Library services including computer use and databases of research available.

Acropolis visit with tour guide
Delphi & Arachova village visit with lunch included
Day trip to Mycenae & Epidaurus
Various Museum visits

Airport pick-up & return for students on group flight
Welcome Reception, Orientation to Residence and to Greece including a guided tour of the ACG campus, Welcome guide & map kit.

Course 1: (required) "Seminar in Social Psychology: Culture & Psychology", 3cr, 47.474 (UG), or 47.502 (GR)

Course 2: (optional & UG only) Additional 3 transfer credits from ACG. Students can select any course from the ACG summer session I course offerings at no additional cost.

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What is not Included: Students should plan to bring enough money to cover their meals during this program. ACG offers Starbucks and "Dipnosofistirion" food hall which accommodates a wide variety of tastes, diets and budgets. There are also plenty of cafeterias, food outlets and grocery stores within walking distance from the campus residences where students can eat or purchase food. During the orientation, we will take all students on a walking tour of their new neighborhood and they will have a chance to locate all key food spots!

Students should plan to bring money to cover their personal spending. There will be plenty of free time for students to explore Greece. ACG will offer referral services for travel in and around the local areas.

The Office of Study Abroad & Int'l. Experiences can provide you a sample budget to consider.
Estimated Costs: Confirmation Deposit: $500 Due February 28th
Airline ticket purchase: Estimated at$1350 Due March 14th
Program balance: $Scholarships are available for this program through the FAHSS World Ready2808 Due March 31st

Scholarship. Application and details attached in the document below.
greece aid budget
world ready scholarships (1).doc
Program Description

• Travel to Athens and visit key cultural and historical sites, including the Acropolis!

• Join us on day trips to Mycenae and Epidaurus and Delphi and Arachova Village, and enjoy plenty of free time to explore the City and beyond!

• Meet and learn with Greek students, and be part of the American College of Greece (ACG) student body!

• Learn about how culture can shape individual psychology & development, as we compare Greece and the U.S.!

Course 1: (required) "Seminar in Social Psychology: Culture & Psychology". 3cr., 47.474 (UG), 47.502 (GR).

Course1 Description:
Students will travel to Athens for this international course, which will examine cross-cultural differences in psychological functioning and development, focusing on comparisons between Greece and the U.S. In addition to considering contemporary research and theory on human psychological diversity, we will examine and actively explore the cultural and historical contexts, both ancient and contemporary, that provide the backdrop for the intersection of culture and psyche. Topics to be covered include: Western conceptions of selfhood and theories of mind; modern Greek and American “ethno-psychologies”; historical trauma and national identity; emotion and culture; culture and personality; culture and the life course; youth, identity and protest; family life; aging; culture and mental health, and; the psychology of globalization. Note: Students may select one additional course of their choice from the ACG’s summer I offerings.

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Course 2: (optional & UG only) Students will select an additional 3 credit course of their choice from the American College of Greece (ACG) summer session I course offerings at no additional costs.

You can view their offerings by copying/pasting this url into you web browser:

Quick Facts

Population: 10767827
Capital: Athens
Per-capita GDP: $ 26600
Size: 131957 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 02:00 hours) Kaliningrad

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Travel Warning: NO

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University of Massachusetts Lowell Office of Study Abroad & International Experiences