PSY219 Psychology International Experience (8)


This subject requires students to spend between 15 and 21 days at a University in an overseas country. During the visit students will have lectures from local academics, visit relevant institutions, e.g. psychiatric hospitals, schools, etc, and experience the local culture and sights. the subject will provide students with an opportunity to become more aware of the impact of the socio-cultural context on behaviour and to develop cultural awareness. it will also provide the opportunity to discover new strengths and abilities, conquer new challenges and solve new problems thus enhancing generic skills.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PSY219
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USSchool of Psychology

Enrolment restrictions

Students must be enrolled in a course offered by the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Science and normally should have completed first year. The number of places available in this subject is limited. A competitive selection process will be used to allocate these places.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to have a greater understanding of the importance of the socio-cultural context in shaping human behaviour.

  •  be able to have a greater cultural awareness and intercultural communication skills.

  • be able to have a greater insight into their own attitudes and behaviour.

  • be able to recognise the importance of global knowledge and cultural understanding in their chosen profession.


The subject will cover the following topics:
Prior to the international visit:
  • Cross-cultural psychology with particular relevance to the country being visited.
  • History, geography and cultural traditions of the country being visited.
During visit
  • Nature of psychology in the country
  • Application of psychology in the country, e.g. treatment of mental illness, application to education etc
  • Psychological research being undertaken in the country
  • History and culture of the country.

Specialised Resources

This subject requires students to spend between 15 and 21 days at a University in an overseas country. The cost associated with travel and accommodation for the Subject Coordinator will need to met by the School. Students will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses; each year the School will explore opportunities for external funding e.g. via Commonwealth Government programs, to minimise costs to student.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.