Child Psychoanalysis in Chile: PSYCH 474 or 476

Santiago, Chile

March 7 – 14, 2020

Program Summary

In Child Psychopathology, students learn about many childhood disorders, include autism, ADHD, behavioral disorders, mood disorders, and learning disorders. As we will discuss in class, our perception of what defines “typical” versus “abnormal” behavior is largely determined by our family, cultural, and social values. The embedded travel experience will provide students with an opportunity to consider how cultural variables impact the identification and treatment of childhood mental health disorders. Students will have the opportunity to participate in learning opportunities related to access to mental health care, stigma surrounding mental health treatment for children, and the status of school-based mental health care in Chile. In addition, a service learning activity will provide the opportunity to connect with the local Santiago community.

Embedded Course Information

Students must be enrolled in PSYCH 474 or 476 (through University Park or World Campus) for the Spring 2020 semester to be eligible to participate in this optional, one-credit embedded program during the Spring semester. Participating students will be enrolled in one-credit of PSYCH 299 for the Spring semester.

This additional credit may or may not add to a student’s cost of tuition depending on their part-time vs. full-time student status. Please visit the Penn State Tuition website for additional information about tuition costs. Tuition costs are NOT included in the embedded program fee.

Prerequisite for PSYCH 474: PSYCH100 ; PSYCH212 , PSYCH238 , PSYCH243 , or PSYCH270

Prerequisite for PSYCH 476: PSYCH 100; PSYCH 212, PSYCH238, or PSCYH 270

Faculty Leader

Professor Melissa Hunter,

Estimated Program Costs

  • Embedded Program Fee: $1,958*
  • Round-trip Airfare: $1,310*
  • Transportation to Domestic Airport: Approx. $250-150 depending on the number of participants
  • In-Country Spending Money: Please consult with your faculty leader about the amount of money to bring to cover the costs of meals and any additional spending money

*NOTE: Students will pay the program fee directly through the website of World Strides, the education abroad provider managing this program. The costs for transportation to the domestic airport may be charged to students’ bursar accounts – more details will be shared as soon as they are available.

The Embedded Program Fee for this program includes: accommodations in Chile, daily breakfasts and select dinners, full-time tour director, daily activities/tours/entrances to attractions

The Embedded Program Fee for this program does NOT include: airfare (this is a separate fee of $1,310), transportation to/from Dulles airport, some meals, spending money (souvenirs, etc.), course/credit tuition

Application Process: Commit by November 15, 2019

Submit your interest in the program by completing this interest form: Interest Form: Child Psychopathology, PSYCH 474 or 476

Interested students should also enroll in PSYCH 474 or 476 for the Spring 2020 semester. 

Commit to the program by thoroughly reading and submitting the commitment form by Novemeber 15, 2019: Official Embedded Program Commitment Form: Child Pscyhopathology in Chile, Spring 2020

Students may contact the faculty leaders with questions: Professor Melissa Hunter,