Programs : Brochure
- Locations: La Plata, Argentina
- Program Terms: Winter
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
This study tour is designed to offer students an enriching cultural, linguistic, and academic experience in a specialized area of study within their psychology major. Students will complete a one-week intensive course that will provide an in depth look at mental health issues in Argentina’s criminal justice system. The course offers students the opportunity to develop or build on previous forensic psychology experience (classroom and/or research) by learning about mental health issues in forensic psychology in Argentina.
Upon completion of this course, students will:
The course will involve a combination of classroom learning; facilitated discussions with attorneys, judges, and forensic psychologists and psychiatrists; and visits to a state mental hospital, prison, juvenile court, and/or adult court. Argentinean forensic psychology students and young professionals will attend the first day of the course with Drexel students, with the goal of broadening students’ cultural experiences and enriching classroom discussions. All classes involving institutional tours and observations will be taught solely for Drexel students. Students will tour Buenos Aires, viewing historic sites and key landmarks and learning about Argentina’s national and provincial governments and legal systems. In addition to course time, Dr. Goldstein and her Argentine colleagues will organize tours and social events to enrich students’ travel experiences.
Basic Spanish language is not required but will enhance students' experience in Argentina. Students will also benefit from having completed a forensic psychology course or forensic research/lab/applied experience, though it is not required.
Students will be registered for PSY 480: Forensic Mental Health, 4 credits as part of their winter term course load. Students must leave space for this 4 credits in their winter term credit load or will have to pay for exceeding the 20 credit maximum. The 4 credits for this program are not optional. Review the Syllabus for PSY 480 Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System in Argentina.
Naomi E. Goldstein, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of Drexel’s JD-PhD Program in Law and Psychology.
Arrival Date: December 2, 2016
Departure Date: December 9, 2016
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.
Due September 30, 2016 - $25 application fee + $500 Advance Payment
Due November 1, 2016 - $500 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
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Not Included in Program Fee (estimated $2000):