Education Abroad for

Film Majors

Bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland

Globalize Your Education

Film majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your Film major through first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture. 

Review the resources here to help decide how an international experience can fit into your degree plan. It is important to work with your Undergraduate Advisor and an Education Abroad advisor early on in the application process to make sure that you are choosing the best program to fit your goals and meet major requirements. Your Education Abroad advisor can also help you explore ways to use financial aid, scholarships, and grants to finance your travel! 

Why Study Abroad?

When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context.  It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations.  The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.

You can Afford to Study Abroad!

Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program! 
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee! 
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000! 
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.

If you're a film major, you should absolutely explore production opportunities such as this. Both programs gave me the chance to meet people in the industry, go to film festivals, and most importantly create projects for my portfolio. [It allowed me the opportunity to] practice trying new aspects of production like editing, filming, acting, etc. The people you meet in these programs will become lifelong friends and peers. It's honestly one of the easiest, least painful, and most fulfilling networking opportunities you can take.

- Elaine Akamian - IE3 Global France: Lyon and GEO: Cinema Studies in Dublin

View of Tibetan peace flags and monastery in the mountains.

Short-Term Study Abroad in Tibet, Summer 2021

The Psychology of Happiness and Well-Being

Understand and experience teachings on happiness and well-being that come from psychological science and Tibetan Buddhism.  Earn 4 credits towards your Psychology degree. 

castle near the water at sunset

Online Study Abroad: UK & Ireland, Summer 2021

Paranormal Psychology in the United Kingdom & Ireland

Examine the psychological theories around paranormal experiences including ghosts, possessions, aliens, demons and out of body experiences! Partnering with locals on the ground, the content will be focused on experiences in the UK & Ireland.


Education Abroad Credit Limit Toward Psychology Major

Students earning a BA/BS in Psychology may apply up to 24 credits from any PSU-approved study abroad program towards their Psychology major. 4 of the credits can be 200 level Psychology, while 20 of the 24 possible credits must be at the 300 level or above.  

The Psychology major is a 60 credit major, of which 52 of the credits are PSY credits.  As a result, PSY students have a minimum of 52 PSY credits to graduate, while the remainder of their credits can come from BA/BS requirements, UNST or Honors requirements and elective credits.  PSY students usually have anywhere from 20 to 40 credits of elective credits they can use towards their degree.  Please note that many of these elective credits can be earned while studying abroad.

Courses Must Be Taken For A Grade

Education Abroad courses used for the Psychology major must be taken for a grade (A-F) unless that option is not available.

Which Education Abroad Programs Work Well for Psychology Majors?

The programs listed below are recommended because they offer the largest number and range of courses relevant to Psychology majors.


CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Cape Town, South Africa
USAC Ghana: African Studies in Accra


IE3 Global South Korea: Yonsei University in Seoul
PSU Faculty-Led Tibet:  The Psychology of Happiness and Well-Being
SIT Study Abroad Nepal:  Development, Gender, and Social Change in the Himalaya
USAC Thailand: SE Asian Economics, Politics, and Cultural Studies


CIEE Business and Society Program in Seville, Spain
IE3 Global Germany:  Baden-Wuerttemberg     
USAC England: University of Brighton
USAC Italy: Reggio Emilia - Education, Health, Communications, and Italian Studies
USAC Netherlands: Maastricht University
USAC Spain:  San Sebastian - Spanish Language, Basque, Psychology, and European Studies
USAC Sweden: Linnaeus University in Vaxjo or Kalmar


CIEE Liberal Arts Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina   
IE3 Global Internships 
IFSA Mexico:  Merida University
IFSA - Universidad Nacional


PSU Exchange Egypt: The American University in Cairo
PSU Direct Enroll Turkey: Bogazici University in Istanbul
PSU Direct Enroll Israel: University of Haifa


       USAC New Zealand: Massey University in Palmerston, Auckland, or Wellington
       USAC Australia: Griffith University in Gold Coast or Brisbane

Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs. 

Ready to take the Next Step?

Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps. 

Upcoming events

Program Spotlight: Florianopolis, Brazil

Next stop on the Program Spotlight Series: Florianopolis, Brazil! Take a…
Add to my Calendar 2021-07-27 09:00:00 2021-07-27 11:00:00 Program Spotlight: Florianopolis, Brazil Next stop on the Program Spotlight Series: Florianopolis, Brazil! Take a deep-dive journey into our University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Specialty program Florianopolis, Brazil. This event will be broken into two 40-minute sessions with a 10-minute break in between to give you some time to refocus. Our Resident Director will walk you through this program by turning your attention to academics, student pre-departure preparation, experiential learning opportunities, a highlights tour, and more. We hope to see you there! USAC is a PSU-approved study abroad program provider. It's a nonprofit organization since 1982, has provided students with life-changing opportunities to live and learn in countries around the globe.…+ America/Los_Angeles public

Ed Abroad 101

Each session is 30-60 minutes and conducted over Zoom while classes are in…
Add to my Calendar 2021-07-28 18:00:00 2021-07-26 05:24:19 Ed Abroad 101 Each session is 30-60 minutes and conducted over Zoom while classes are in session. Can't attend a live session? Watch the recorded video to learn about how the application process works, how to make an advising appointment, and how to narrow down programs. Questions? Email for help. America/Los_Angeles public

Getting Started: Studying Abroad with USAC

Attend this info session to learn the basics about USAC and start planning…
Add to my Calendar 2021-07-29 12:00:00 2021-07-29 13:00:00 Getting Started: Studying Abroad with USAC Attend this info session to learn the basics about USAC and start planning your study abroad adventure! USAC is a PSU-approved study abroad organization that offers programs that allow you to earn credit towards your major and/or minor.…+ America/Los_Angeles public

Drop-In Advising with USAC!

Would you like to study abroad and earn credit toward your major and minor…
Add to my Calendar 2021-08-03 21:00:00 2021-07-27 00:00:10 Drop-In Advising with USAC! Would you like to study abroad and earn credit toward your major and minor without spending a fortune? Come chat with the USAC representative (Johanna Moxley) who works closely with Portland State University. She will be happy to answer any of your questions about studying abroad with USAC!… America/Los_Angeles public

Education Abroad for Film Majors