Psychology of Diversity and Multiculturalism in Switzerland and Italy, May 14 – 26, 2018

Psychology of Diversity and Multiculturalism in Switzerland and Italy, May 14 – 26, 2018

 switzerland promo flyer

2018 will be the 3rd time this very popular program will be offered!

Apply to the program (or put your name on the inquiry list)  here.

Visit the 2016 blog here.

Watch video of 2016 trip here

The 2018 Course will once again include an excursion to Venice, and another to the Swiss Alps. 




  • PSY 442: PREJUDICE & STEREOTYPESvenice and the busy grand canal by day

Application Deadline: March 15, 2017 for 2017

Program Description and application


Single gondola on narrow Venetian canal

Guided city tour and, of course, the requisite gondola ride

2 girls in Gondola with SDSU penant

2017 course: Erika Ortega (L) and Andrea Ludden floating through the canals of Venice. Photo by Solange Baltazar.

Dr. Devos alps

Faculty Leader Thierry Devos, Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Sciences

train beside river with mountains all around

Day 6: we will take the train from Milan to Lausanne, Switzerland

Housing and Meals
Milan: We will be staying at a hotel in the heart of Milan, with a shuttle to/from hotel to University of Bicocca daily. Lunch will be at the University dining facility.
Lausanne: We will be staying at the Guesthouse and Backpackers in Lausanne, with a shuttle to/from hotel to University of Lausanne daily. Lunch will be at the University dining facility.


  • Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity at University of Bicocca in Milan in Italy and at University of Lausanne in Switzerland.
  • Day trip via train to Venice, including guided tour and gondola ride.
  • Admission to the Collection de L’Art Brut museum in Lausanne.
  • Day trip via train to the village of Château D’Oex in the Swiss alps, including cable car ride to the summit village of La Braye. Optional zip line, downhill grass scooter, biking and hiking in the Swiss alps.
Lausanne church, city, lake and alps

Lausanne, Swizerland.  We will be studying at the University of Lausanne (UNIL)


aerial cable car with snowy swiss alps in the distance.

Day10: trip via train to the Swiss alps – From the village of Chateau D’Oex we take the cable car to the summit village of La Braye

Payment Schedule
$596.00 deposit due with application by March 15
$2,225.00 payable to ISA through the program portal or by check April 15
$930.00 tuition due with course registration between April 15-25
TOTAL = $3,751.00

NOTE: All forms and payments (not including course tuition) must be received by CES and ISA by April 15, 2016.


girls swimming in Lake Geneva

2017 course:  Swimming Abroad in Lake Geneva L to R Ellen Kurbat, Alix Koenig, Muriel Robotta, Carmel Alon, Andrea Contreras., Vanessa Boull’t

Included in the Fee

  • Airport pick up (there will be two arranged pick up times)
  • All in-country transport (bus/metro/shuttle/train/gondola/cable car)
  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Lunch daily except 2 days: while in Venice and Swiss Alps
  • Roundtrip train from Milan to Venice, guided tour and gondola ride
  • Roundtrip train from Lausanne to Swiss alps, cable car ride from Château d’Oex to summit village of La Braye

    little church in green valley, sharply angled alps in distance against blue sky.

    The lush, green grass = contented cows = wonderful milk = the best chocolate on earth

  • Admission to the Museum Collection de L’art Brut, Lausanne
  • Travel Medical & Repatriation Insurance
  • Course Fee
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner
    girl holding chocolate bar in chocolate shop

    The stuff of dreams: Psychology major Gina Mazziotti, participant in 2017,  enjoying the Maison Cailler Factory tour in the village of Broc in the Swiss Alps.



Not Included in the Fee

  • Airfare to/from Europe
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Transportation from hotel to airport after the course
  • Lunch on 2 days of excursions to Venice and Swiss alps
  • Optional activities in Swiss alps (zip line, downhill grass scooter, biking)
  • Dinners are independent, with the exception of two: Welcome dinner and Farewell dinner are included
  • Personal expenses
  • marble pillars and glass dome, Galleria, Milan
  • Milan - Naviglio at dusk
  • girl in polka dot blouse riding bike
  • Da Vinci's fresco "The Last Supper" in Milan
  • Bicocca University Milan
  • twp girls with feather masks, Venice
  • Piazza San Marco, Venice
  • 3 different kinds of pizza on wooden boards
  • Glassblower, venice
  • Rialto, Venice, Sunset
  • Lausanne boats and hotel
  • Lausanne cobblestones, cafe and patisserie
  • Cows grazing on green grass by barns, with Swiss alps
  • church and snow covered alps
  • University of Lausanne
  • outdoor shopkeeper hands customer change over produce