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Positive Psychology in Switzerland

Swiss Alps

Program Highlights:

Enjoy the sights and sounds of several cities throughout Switzerland on this travel study tour of one of the world's happiest places!

Academic Calendar:

June 12-24, 2018

Academic Focus:

Positive Psychology, PSYC 344

Proposed Study Tour (set tours and itineraries subject to change):

Basel, Switzerland:

  • Walking tour of Basel
  • Guest lecture

Nezlingen, Switzerland:

Lucerne & Murren, Switzerland:

Zweisimmen--Lausanne--Pringy--Gruyere--Broc--Veytaux--Montreaux, Switzerland:

  • Zweisimmen to Montreau on the Golden Pass Panoramique
  • Tour of the cheese dairy La Maison du Gruyere
  • Tour of the Maison Cailler chocolate factory
  • Tour of Chateau de Chillon
  • Tour of a Swiss winery
  • Tour of the Olympic museum

Language of Instruction:



  • Class level:  Upper-division standing to earn Psyc 344/DD credit
  • GPA:  2.75 and above; good academic standing prior to departure
  • Ability to keep up with the physical demands of daily walking tours/hikes


3 units, PSYC 344:  Positive Psychology


Shared rooms in clean, high-quality 2 & 3 star hostels and hotels throughout the regions visited.

Estimated Cost:

Estimated at $3,550 + Extended Learning Fees, estimated at $252

Program fees include transportation in country (does not include airport pick-up/drop-off), accommodation, daily breakfast, welcome/farewell dinners, excursions and medical insurance.  Airfare, other meals, and personal expenditures are NOT included in this program cost, but estimated at $1,300.

Some Useful Airfare Search Engines:

Please await notification from Global Education before purchasing your airfare.  Ideally, we enjoy holding a pre-departure meeting once the application deadline closes, then participants may plan their travels together.  Always read the fine print concerning change fees, taxes, luggage restrictions, before booking.  Whenever possible, book directly with an airline.

To Apply:

  1.  Attend an information session led by faculty leader, Professor Emily Merryweather.
  2.  Fill out the online application materials via the link below.  All application materials must be received by March 22 along with your non-refundable $300 deposit to the Office of Global Education.  Online payment preferred through CashNet.  Please be advised to choose E-check and enter your checking account details to avoid the 2.75% convenience fees applicable to all non-checking account payments.  Cash, checks, and money orders made payable to CSUSM will also be accepted. 
  3.  Final payment of program fees is due April 9, to the Office of Global Education, following the payment guidelines set forth above.  Payment of tuition related expenses (estimated at $252) will be billed by Extended Learning and appear on your Student Center, following the payment guidelines set out for Summer Session.
  4.  Submit your flight details to Global Education here:  Flight Information Form
  5.  A mandatory pre-departure orientation will be held with Professor Merryweather to discuss arrival instructions and the upcoming course.

Attend an Info Session Today!

Date Time Room
February 13 12-12:50pm SBSB 2109
February 20 12-12:50pm SBSB 2109
February 28 11:30am-12:30pm SBSB 2217
March 7 11:30am-12:30pm SBSB 3219