Program Dates: June 16 - July 11, 2018
Course(s): PSY 490: Special Topics (Interpersonal Violence) OR PSY 499/599 (Independent Study)
Approximate Travel Cost: $3,200
+ airfare (~$1,200
) Travel costs include accommodations (two students per room at a host family’s home), meals (breakfast + one hot meal per day), local transportation (all train and bus tickets), and excursions (all entrance fees and costs).
Course Description: This study abroad course is housed in the city of Bonn, a charming and modern city in Western Germany, with short field trips to both Amsterdam and the Alsace-Lorraine region of France. The course itself takes an in-depth look at the problem of interpersonal violence and victimization. Students will learn about the prevalence, dynamics, etiology, and outcomes of six different forms of interpersonal violence, including: a) child abuse; b) youth violence; c) sexual assault; d) intimate partner violence; e) elder abuse; and f) human trafficking.
As a study abroad course, this course will take an international perspective and include fieldtrips to the following international organizations: 1) the Council of Europe and the European Union Parliament in Strasbourg, France; 2) the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands; 3) the United Nations facilities in Bonn, Germany; 4) local police and community organizations devoted to addressing interpersonal violence in the host city of Bonn, Germany; and 5) a visit to the Women’s History Museum in Bonn.
Additional excursions include visits to local castles, palaces, and cathedrals; bike riding and rafting along the Rhine River; hiking through vineyards in the Ahr Valley; and city tours of Bonn, Amsterdam, and Strasbourg.
For a flyer with more details, click here: Bonn Study Abroad Flyer_2018.pdf
For a website with all of the details, click here
For a flyer on information sessions, Flyer_Both Classes.pdf
This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.
Contact Professor Courtney Ahrens for more information at
Enrollment priority will be given to CSULB Psychology majors/minors, but all are welcome to apply.
You do need not be a student at CSULB to participate in a study abroad class.
Open to staff, faculty, alumni, and community members on a space available basis.
Faculty permission required.
ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarships: March 12, 2018