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Texas A & M University
Summer Program

July - August




  • PSYC 304 - Sport Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 319 – History of Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 485 - Directed Studies (3 hours)


Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
In order to experience the differences in sport psychology between the U.S. and Western Europe, students will make numerous site visits to sport locations in Germany and hear from European specialists in the field. Among the activities that cannot be duplicated in or around Texas A&M are:, attend professional soccer games, visits to the world headquarters of the International Paralympics Committee, the German Olympic Committee and German Soccer Committee headquarters in Frankfurt, the Sport Psychology Departments in Frankfurt and Munich and the center for Psychomotoricity in Bonn, and the Olympic Stadia in Munich and Berlin.

The History of Psychology
Psychology as a self-conscious field of experimental study began in Germany, in the year of 1879, when Wilhelm Wundt founded the first laboratory dedicated exclusively to psychological research in Leipzig. Wundt was also the first person to refer to himself as a psychologist and wrote the first textbook on psychology: Principles of Physiological Psychology. Speakers and site visits concerning the history of psychology are scheduled for Berlin, Leipzig, the birthplace of American psychology, and Vienna, the site of Freud’s home.


BonnSituated on the Rhine River, Bonn is the former capital of West Germany as well as the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. The city and its surroundings are rich in castles, medieval towns and natural beauty. Students can play fußball in one of Bonn’s several parks, explore the gardens of Poppelsdorfer Castle or walk, run or bike along the Rhine.

Bonn has developed into an international technology, business, research and NGO hub, and serves as corporate headquarters for T-Mobile, Deutsche Post, DHL and is home to the famous gummybear company HARIBO; houses several world-renown research centers; and is one of the world’s largest United Nations cities.

Bonn is centrally located in Western Europe allowing easy train travel to cities such as Paris and Amsterdam. The Bonn-Cologne airport is served by many low-cost airlines allowing students access to cities such as Venice, Budapest, London, Rome, Prague and Barcelona, among others.

Read more about Bonn!


In addition to the activities that focus on course content, cultural visits, guest speakers and excursions will be numerous. Major cities that will be visited in addition to Bonn will include but not be limited to Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Vienna and Salzburg. Additionally scheduled activities include a visit to an alpine vil-lage for hiking and climbing (indoor), a boat cruise on the Rhine River with all its scenic castles, a rooftop tour of Cologne Cathedral, and visits to assorted historical, cultural and arts museums, and relevant films and lectures about German history.


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  • Open to all majors with a min. GPR of 2.0
  • Good standing with TAMU and approval of professor
  • Students must attend all Study Abroad meetings


Funding is available in many forms. For information on fees & funding opportunities, please contact your study abroad office.


For any other program-related questions please feel free to contact your AIB program coordinator:

VCardKristin Vosbeck Program Coordinator, M.A.

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