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  • Locations: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Program Terms: January
  • Budget Sheets: January
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Psychology Program Type: UMBC Faculty-led Program
Housing Options: University Residence GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Faculty Leader: Dr. Elliot Lasson
Program Description:
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Course Overview:
PSYC 346: Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 credits): This Faculty Led Study Abroad program frames Psychology applied to the workplace within an international context. Offered in partnership with Tel Aviv University, it creates an environment of social and cross-cultural exchange. Classes feature local field trips and guest speakers with expertise in employment and related social services. Dubbed “Start-up Nation,” Israel is an ideal setting to discuss topics such as hiring, organizational behavior, and leadership.

The program also includes:

  • Visits to employment centers in the non-profit and government sectors
  • Guest speakers in the fields of I/O Psychology and Human Resources
  • Housing at Tel Aviv University
  • Meals at Tel Aviv University
  • Travel to local cultural sites
The Country:
Tel Aviv, named "The Mediterranean Capital of Cool" by The New York Times, is a modern, vibrant cosmopolitan city. A buzzing art scene, internationally recognized Bauhaus architecture, award-winning cuisine, laid-back atmosphere and gorgeous beaches have earned the city its rightful place as one of the top destinations in the world.
Few places on earth stir up passion the way that Israel does – the breathtaking beauty of its hills and valleys, the eerie stillness of the Dead Sea, and the ancient walls and pathways of Nazareth and Jerusalem. The call of the muezzin and the quiet prayers of Orthodox Jews at the Western Wall reflect how the religious devotion of Muslims, Christians and Jews runs through every facet of life.
Faculty Overview: 
Dr. Elliot D. Lasson is professor of the practice and graduate program director for the Masters of Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program at UMBC. Prior to his current role in academia, he worked in the public, private, nonprofit, and consulting sectors. He also practices as a Human Capital Consultant having been certified as a Senior Professional of Human Resources. Dr. Lasson is a regular visitor to Israel where he has established connections in the fields of I/O Psychology, Human Resources, and mission-based organizations. 
Tentative Itinerary:
Itinerary Subject to Change
Friday, January 4, 2019 Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport—Tel Aviv, Israel
Saturday, January 5, 2019 Rest and move-in day to TAU Campus (Jewish Sabbath)
Sunday, January 6, 2019 Introductory session and lecture
Monday, January 7, 2019 In class instruction
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 In class instruction
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Lecture and 1st field trip to Baltimore’s Sister City of Ashkelon
Thursday, January 10, 2019 In class instruction and exam
Friday, January 11, 2019 In class instruction
Saturday, January 12, 2019 Lecture and 2nd field trip to Jerusalem area
Sunday, January 13, 2019 Lecture and guest Presenter Yaron Weber, Organizational Psychologist with the Israel Electric Company
Monday, January 14, 2019 In class instruction
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 In class instruction
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Lecture and guest presenter Amnon Gideon, former Dr. EVP of Human Resources for Israel Discount Bank
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Last day of class
Friday, January 18, 2019 Depart from Ben Gurion Airport
Cost overview: 
To get a detailed view of the program costs as well as other estimated costs, please see the program budget
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This program is currently not accepting applications.