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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 6-Non-Degree Seeking Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.00 Field of Study: Psychology
Credit Type: Resident Credit Program Type: CES Faculty-Led Program
SDSU Office: 2-Extended Studies
Program Description:
Social Psychology and Intercultural Connections in Granada

Summer 2019
Dates Abroad: TBA
Course Dates: TBA
Price: TBA

Spain faces some of the same issues that we in the U.S. confront, such as violence and aggression, changing gender relations and demands for greater equality and resources from women and sexual minorities, and it has its own difficulties with immigration, especially from Africa.  However, these issues are dealt with differently and some aspects of them are different than in the U.S.  Social psychology focuses on the individual (at least in the U.S.), but it also has historically been concerned with how to develop a more just society and help people live healthier, happier lives.  Therefore, the learning outcomes for this program focus on learning the content of social psychological theory and research, but also on how social psychological concepts may be applied across countries to specific problems that affect both.


Social psychology is a broad and flexible field that involves the study of the complexity of everyday social interaction.  It encompasses  a wide range of topics, most of which will be covered in the course; however, the study abroad component is designed to focus on certain important sub-areas in social psychology.  The trip will entail two components, each about 5-6 days each.  The first component of the trip will allow students to examine and investigate how current concepts and individual processes in social psychology may differ in a different cultural context, such as social cognition,  social perceptual processes, schemas, the self, attitudes, conformity, and others.  The second component of the trip will focus on policy-relevant sub-areas in social psychology and how they are approached and dealt with in a differing social, cultural, and political context.  These topics include aggression and violence, gender relations, and immigration.

All participants are required to register in the following SDSU College of Extended Studies (CES) “Special Sessions” course.  After you apply and are officially enrolled in the program, you will receive instructions for how to register for the course from the College of Extended Studies. 
  • PSY 340: Social Psychology (3 units)

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Payment Schedule: 

Included in the Program Fee:
  • TBA
NOT Included in the Program Fee:
  • TBA

Refund Policy:
Program Costs Refund:
  • TBA

Course Tuition Refund: 
Funding & Scholarship Information:
Visit the CES Study Abroad website for more information about financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans benefits, and other funding sources. 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public
  • SDSU students cannot be on academic probation (less than 2.0 GPA) or disciplinary probation (expulsion, judicial, or suspension) at the time of application and/or at the time of course registration. The standard CES refund policy for study abroad applies if you are found to be on probation after applying to the program.
  • Minimum age to participate is 18
  • After applying and being accepted into the program, all participants must complete BOTH a mandatory pre-departure orientation sponsored by the College of Extended Studies (CES) as well as a program-specific orientation(s) with their faculty leader(s) prior to departure. Details about both will be sent after acceptance into the program.

Summer 2019Application coming January 2019
This application is not currently available for summer 2019.  If you are interested in possible future terms, add your name to the Inquiry List below.

  • Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about College of Extended Studies (CES) study abroad programs.
  • If you would like more information about the application and registration process or have general questions, please contact Amanda Chamberlain, Study Abroad Advisor, in the College of Extended Studies, Faculty-Led Study Abroad office:,  (619) 594-0638.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.