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  • Locations: Granada, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • 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: Apartment GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Faculty Leader: Dr. David Schultz
Program Description:
Course Overview:

PSYC 200: Child Developmental Psychology (3 credits; GEP: SS)This introductory course explores how humans develop from the prenatal period up until puberty. Emphasis is placed upon human social, cognitive, and physical development. Students learn the current state of affairs in America for factors and policies that impact child development, while comparing them to Spain and other western European countries. This is an excellent opportunity for psychology, education, or social work majors who want to work with children and families.

The program also includes: 

  • Visits to area preschools for child observations
  • Cultural activities such as guided tours, shows, and day trips.
  • Housing in shared apartments
The Country:
Granada, a city of 240,000 in southern Spain, is a city full of history unlike any other in Europe. The city was the last stronghold of the Islamic Moors and their legacy lies all around -- in horseshoe arches, spicy aromas emanating from street stalls, and teahouses in the millennia-old Albaicín neighborhood. Most stunningly, the Alhambra—a Moorish fortress and palace—is without equal in Europe for its beauty and design. There’s also an energy to Granada’s streets, which are packed with old-school tapas bars, bohemian cafes, and intimate flamenco clubs. Granada also provides proximity to other southern Spanish attractions, such as beautiful beaches, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the towns of Sevilla and Cordoba.
Faculty Overview: 
Dr. David Schultz is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and a clinical child psychologist. His work focuses on how families and schools impact the social and emotional development of infants and young children. He is Assistant Director of the UMBC Home Visiting Training Center, a center that teaches professionals effective ways to interact with pregnant mothers and mothers of young children. With multiple colleagues in Spain, Dr. Shultz’ tools developed to assess children’s emotional and social intelligence have been translated into Spanish and used across Spain. 
Tentative Itinerary:
Itinerary Subject to Change
Sunday, June 2, 2019 Arrive in Granada
Monday, June 3, 2019 Orientation 
Tuesday June 4, 2019 Lecture and discussion
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Guided tour of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens 
Thursday, June 6, 2019 Lecture and discussion; guided tour of the Albaicin
Friday, June 7, 2019 Exam
Saturday, June 8, 2019 Day trip to Alpujarras
June 9-10, 2019 Free days
Tuesday June 11, 2019 Lecture and discussion; guided visits to the Caves museum in the Sacromonte & Flamenco show in the Zambras
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Free day
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Lecture and discussion; guided tour of the Catedral
Friday, June 14, 2019 Exam
June 15-17, 2019 Free days
Tuesday June 18, 2019 Lecture and Preschool in Three Cultures and discussion
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Free day
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Lecture and discussion; preschool observations: Colegioo Virgen de Gracia
Friday, June 21, 2019 Exam
June 22-24, 2019 Free days
Tuesday June 25, 2019 Lecture and discussion
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Free day
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Lecture and discussion; preschool observations: La Ciudad de los Ninos
Friday, June 28, 2019 Exam and farewell dinner
Saturday, June 29, 2019 Departure
Monday, July 8, 2019 Final exam due

Cost overview: 
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This program is currently not accepting applications.