In the last post of this week’s study abroad theme, five RUG students describe their experiences of spending one semester far away from home. Read about laid-back Australians and learn how studying abroad can change one’s views on society.
Second-year Research Master student Fionneke went to the United States to write her Master’s Thesis there. Surrounded by cowboys, Republicans, and missionaries, she holds on to important Dutch habits such as riding a bicycle and eating Dutch candy the Americans hate (zoute drop). She shares some of her experiences on Mindwise.
Our study abroad theme continues with the stories of Julian’s and Pia’s exchange experiences. What can you expect from studying at UCL and what can you do on cold winter days in Canada? Tomorrow, we are posting a piece from a student doing her Master research thesis abroad. Stay tuned!
Normally, grieving is a natural process and does not require treatment by psychologists. However, when someone dies in a violent way, the grief process for the bereaved can become complex, and resilience and social support are often not enough. Unfortunately, even though effective psychological interventions are available, most bereaved are not treated on time. This also applies to relatives of the victims of MH17-crash in Ukraine last July.
Are you considering applying for the Behavioural and Social Sciences Research Master this year? Have you heard that it is a demanding program and are you wondering if it is something for you? Minita had the same thoughts last year. She is now a first-year student in the program and shares some of her experiences.
Globalisation is a process that fosters interconnectedness of people and communication between cultures. However, it also has negative sides, for instance, when dominant cultures quickly overtake small ones leading to a loss of diversity. In a current project, we explore how different groups react to possible threats of globalisation.