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UMD-Summer: Austria: Freud's Footsteps: Psychotherapy Then and Now (PSYC)

Salzburg, Austria
Vienna, Austria
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SU 19 Austria
There is no better place to learn about the history and development of psychotherapy than the ancient, exciting "City of Dreams," Vienna, Austria, where Dr. Sigmund Freud established his "talking cure." Freud lived in Vienna for almost his entire life and practiced his own theory of psychoanalysis for nearly 50 years. On this program you will learn about the history of the mental health movement in Europe, the zeitgeist of the Austrian region and culture in the late 19th century and early 20th century, the life and contributions of Freud and other mental health practitioners of his time, and the changes to psychotherapy that have occurred in contemporary times. Overnight trip to Salzburg, Austria is included, as are a variety of cultural excursions, traditional meals, and sight-seeing opportunities. Come study psychology through the years, and explore beautiful Vienna with us!

Please note: This program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship (due date 3/5/19). 

You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

UMD and non-UMD sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply. 

Successful completion of PSYC100 and STAT100 or PSYC200 (or comparable course) are required. 

If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to the program director (listed in the Contacts tab) to discuss your interest in the program.

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in the following three (3) credit UMD course:

  • PSYC438F Psychotherapy Then and Now

The credit you earn during this program will count as resident credit.

You will stay in shared student apartments in Vienna, separated by gender. The apartments have kitchen facilities and internet.  On our overnight trip to Salzburg, you will stay in shared rooms in local hotels/hostels.

The costs listed are for Summer 2019.

Please note: This program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship (due date 3/5/19). 

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $500
This fee is charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $43
Tuition $2,797
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, in-country transportation, course related activities, group meals, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $610
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $400
Visa $0
Passport $145
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,600
Course Materials $50
Optional Activities/incidental expenses $300
Optional trip cancelation/interruption Insurance (estimate) $180

NOTE: If you are a non-UMD graduate student, you will need to pay a $75 application fee to the UMD graduate school to participate in this program.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad

PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.

Program Director Dr. Kevin McGann holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. He had taught courses as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Psychology, and he is currently a staff counselor at the Counseling Center. His primary teaching experiences include: Introduction to Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Career Development, Cultural Competence in Counseling, and Psychology of Sexuality. He has over 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy to college students, and has also worked with couples and families. His interests in cultural psychology date back to his first experience studying abroad in Bangkok, Thailand and travelling throughout Southeast Asia. He has offered this same program twice previously (in 2013 and 2017), and he has experience facilitating other intensive immersion-learning experiences for college students.

Lori Kader, M.A., is the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Psychology and has been with the department for over 15 years. Lori is a proud Maryland alumnus and received her master's degree from George Washington University in Education and Human Development. For over 30 years, Lori has worked directly with college students at American University, University of North Carolina, UMDNJ, and University of Maryland. Lori is proud to be the recipient of the BSOS Outstanding Advisor Award and the BSOS Outstanding Staff Award. For years, Lori worked as a counselor for students with learning disabilities, and she has experiences teaching college courses related to learning and adjustment in college. Lori has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Israel and Canada. Several years ago, Lori visited UMD students at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. She also attended this same program both times that it was offered previously.

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Program Director. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact EA Short-term Programs.

As a part of this program, you will engage in the following activities:

  • Guided tour of Narrenturm, one of Europe's oldest inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and of Freud's apartment and private practice.
  • Guided tour of the famous Schönbrunn Palace, former summer home of Habsburg royalty for over 300 years.
  • Overnight trip to historic and beautiful Salzburg, Austria birthplace of Mozart and location of the first Psychoanalytic Congress.
  • Guest lectures from Austrian faculty and visits with local students in Vienna.
  • Cultural field trips around Vienna, including visits to the opera and/or symphony, Belvedere Palace, historic imperial apartments, and traditional restaurants and coffee houses.
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2019 03/03/2019 03/11/2019 06/03/2019 06/26/2019