An International Service Learning course is applying psychology to global development

Photo: Dorcas Lee

Photo: Dorcas Lee

UBC Arts students interested in taking their academic learning beyond the classroom are invited to apply to an International Service Learning course, PSYCH 417A: Psychology and Developing Societies. This course is designed for Psychology Majors and includes three-month placements during Summer 2016 in Uganda or Kenya.

Psychology 417A is a three-credit course that will introduce students to the application of psychology to global development initiatives. Students will explore the diverse contributions that psychologists may make to global development and examine topics that foster cultural sensitivity and respectful collaboration in diverse cultural contexts. Students will relate their learning in the classroom to the “real world” through an International Service Learning placement in Uganda or Kenya over the summer months.

Applications are now open until February 8, 2016. For information email: or visit the course webpage: Psychology and Developing Societies.

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Learn more about the course in this video featuring Dr. Sunaina Assanand: