Past Faculty-Led Programs

Psychology and Science in Literature, History, and Practice

Learn about historical theories and influences involved in the development of medical and psychological literature, science, and practice. After participating in either the English, History, or Psychology prerequisite course, students will travel on a two-week trip to London and Paris during finals week and spring break 2017*. Students and faculty will visit various sites in these two iconic cities to more deeply understand the progression of psychological science from the different disciplinary perspectives. There will be a particular focus on the Victorian Period. The respective EWU course and study abroad program fulfill major and minor requirements specific to the disciplines listed above.

*CISabroad will be the acting agent and logistics supervisor for the program. An on-site representative for CISabroad will accompany the group throughout the duration of the program.

Program Costs and Features

$3,917 Course Fee


Eastern Washington University sponsoried a faculty-led study abroad program from June 18-July 2, 2017 for juniors and seniors in the Africana Education Program, Disability Studies Program, and/or Psychology Department.

Participating students earned up to 12 credits toward their respective major or minor; 5/6 credits of senior capstone in spring quarter to prepare for the trip, and 6 credits of internship in summer quarter while living and working with Ghanaians, visiting villages, and engaging in community-based service learning projects. In addition, students visited historical monuments, including the slave castles of the Cape Coast. Activities included the following:

  • Living in Nsawam, Ghana working at the Catholic Orthopedic Training Center and the Notre Dame Health Clinic, and developing friendships with students at the Brother Tarciscus Prosthetic Training College.
  • Living and working in Accra at Days for Girls, a non-profit program that provides reusable feminine hygiene kits so that Ghanaian girls can complete their education, thus helping break a cycle of illiteracy, poverty, and early pregnancy.
  • Teaching at the public school in Nsawam.
  • Visiting the W.E.B. Dubois Home, Kwame Nkrumah Museum, and markets in Accra.
  • Visiting Cape Coast to tour the infamous slave castles.
  • Visiting Kakum Rain Forest, walking above the forest canopy on rope bridges more than 100’ above the forest floor.

Indigenous Study Abroad to Aotearoa, New Zealand

This was a culturally relevant exchange and academic experience between the American Indian Studies Program at EWU and the School of Māori and Pacific Development at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Costa Rica Spring Break 2015

All students were welcome to join this interdisciplinary, faculty-led study abroad trip to study Spanish, learn about the differences in Costa Rican and U.S. social work systems, and see the culture and beauty that is Costa Rica!

Hong Kong & Macau Study Abroad Program

A Spring Break trip in which students experienced the high energy, fast paced, financial and cultural hub of Asia.