Trip Details

  • Location:  Netherlands and Paris, France
  • Cost: $5,350
  • Term: May 2024
  • Sponsor: Division of Behavioral Sciences

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Trip Description

This travel class is designed to provide students with a firsthand journey into the history of psychology, particularly into its philosophical and treatment roots. This course will specifically review Sigmund Freud's contributions and foundational theories, the writings and works of Viktor Frankl, the contribution of logo therapy, and the psychology of suffering. Students will visit key historical places related to the works of Freud and Frankl. Psychological trauma from the World War II era will be explored through a visit to Anne Frank's hiding place where her famous diary was written. Additionally, students will explore mental illness as displayed by Jack the Ripper and Van Gogh by visiting the first psychiatric hospital in Europe. The whole trip is designed for the group to consider how intellectual and cultural contexts have shaped interpretations of history. Stops will include Vienna, Austria and Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The trip includes $500 per participant non-refundable deposit for newly enrolled traveler and $190 per participant for Global Travel Protection plan (non-refundable).

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