Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Discover Austria at the WFU Flow House

Vienna, Austria is a perfect place to study social psychology. Students will be able to draw on their own experiences trying to communicate their emotions to people who speak a different language, as well as observe how people from different cultures express their emotions toward each other by going to a main gathering point in the city such as the Maria Theresien-Platz, Stadtpark or the famous Naschmarkt. To learn about the impact of social processes and emotions on mental health, we will visit the Kirche am Steinhof, a church built in a mental asylum. In addition, students will have a chance to visit the Freud Museum to learn about the father of the unconscious mind.
 
Flow House vienna vienna
 
Overview PSY 260 (3hrs) (D): Intro to Social Psychology is a course on how people relate to and process information about others. In this course, students will learn about how people relate to others emotionally, how they think about others cognitively, and how they judge others.

Vienna, Austria is a perfect place to study social psychology. Students will be able to draw on their own experiences trying to communicate their emotions to people who speak a different language, as well observe how people from different cultures express their emotions toward each other by going to a main gathering point in the city such as the Maria Theresien-Platz, Stadtpark or the famous Naschmarkt. To learn about the impact of social processes and emotions on mental health, we will visit the Kirche am Steinhof, a church built in a mental asylum. In addition, students will have a chance to visit the Freud Museum to learn about the father of the unconscious mind.

Dates: TBD
Location Vienna is the city that gave waltz to the world. Mozart, Haydn, Strauss, Schubert, Brahms, and Beethoven are just a few of the many composers who lived and worked in Vienna. In addition to its rich musical history, Vienna is a culturally diverse and vibrant city. It is home to the Vienna Boys' Choir, the famous Lipizzaner stallions, and countless coffee houses (an integral part of Viennese life). Located in the heart of Europe, students may easily travel east to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary and west to France, Italy, Spain, England, and Switzerland.

In 1998, Wake Forest purchased a three-story villa in Vienna. The acquisition was made possible through the generous donation of Vic and Roddy Flow of Winston-Salem and the House was named in their honor. Built in 1898, the house was formerly the office of the U.S. Consulate.

Flow House is situated in a northwest section of Vienna, one block from the Turkenschanz Park. Located in the prestigious 19th district, the area is well-known for its embassies, diplomatic residences, and distinguished private homes.
Program PSY 260 (3hrs) (D): Introduction to Social Psychology

Within the first week of this course, we will tackle the two overarching principles of the origin of social processes – evolution and culture. Being in a new culture will provide a rich backdrop for truly understanding how culture can shape social relationships including interacting with strangers, interacting with people who have different beliefs and values as you, and adapting to a new culture. Students will be encouraged to engage with the community and learn about how psychological processes may change according to one’s culture.

One underlying theme throughout social psychology will be the influence of emotions on social processes. Students will be able to draw on their own experiences trying to communicate their emotions to people who speak a different language, as well as observe how people from different cultures express their emotions toward each other by going to a main gathering point in the city such as the Maria Theresien-Platz, Stadtpark or the famous Naschmarkt. To learn about the impact of social processes and emotions on mental health, we will visit the Kirche am Steinhof, a church built in a mental asylum. In addition, students will have a chance to visit the Freud Museum to learn about the father of the unconscious mind.

This course fulfills a divisional and, although it usually has PSY 151 (Intro to Psychology) as a prerequisite, I am open to relaxing the prerequisite for highly motivated students.
 
Faculty Christian Waugh, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: (336) 758 3631
E-mail: waughce@wfu.edu
Accommodation Flow House can accommodate sixteen students. There are five student bedrooms on the top floor. A classroom, spacious kitchen, library with state-of-the-art technology, dining room, and living room are located on the middle floor. The house is wired for Internet access and students may bring their laptop computers. A three-bedroom faculty apartment is on the first floor. The house contains separate laundry facilities for faculty and students.
Excursions
Selection The faculty director is responsible for the selection of each group based on the following criteria:
  • Academic suitability
  • Social and emotional maturity
  • Interest in Vienna
  • Seriousness of the student in pursuing the academic and cultural aims of the program
  • Familiarity with the German language is not required, but would be helpful
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
  • Program Fee - Usually covers room, excursions, and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2021 summer rate was $900/per credit hour. Expect a slight increase for Summer 2022. 
  • Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits and the cost of living in the destination country. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.
Program Fee - $3,300
Tuition (3 hrs) - $2,700
Airfare (estimated) - $1,600
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $1,400
Estimated total cost - $9,000
Scholarships Students may apply for scholarships through the Center for Global Programs and Studies Funding Page.
Contact Christian Waugh, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: (336) 758 3631
E-mail: waughce@wfu.edu

Dr. Rebecca Thomas, Ph.D
Director of Flow House
Professor of German
Phone: (336) 758 4408
E-mail: thomasrs@wfu.edu

Michael Tyson
Assistant Director of Study Abroad: Summer and Short Term Programs
Center for Global Programs and Studies
116 Reynolda Hall
Phone: (336) 758 4072
E-mail: tysonmj@wfu.edu

House Address
Flow House
Gustaf Tschermakgasse 20
1190 Vienna, Austria
Phone: 011-431-367-0740
Fax: 011-431-367-1442
Testimonials  



This program is currently not accepting applications.