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ASU: Multicultural Psychology Summer Experience in Fiji
Coral Coast, Fiji; Denarau Island, Fiji; Nadi, Fiji; Suva, Fiji (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Cost Sheets Summer
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Program Type:
Faculty Directed
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Internships Available:
Graduate Courses Available:
GPA Requirement:
International Coordinator:
Ilana Waldman
College Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (Natural Sciences)
Department/School Sponsor:
Department of Psychology
Available to Non-ASU Students:
  Program Details



   Quick Facts

  • A program designed to highlight social dimensions of human behavior and the importance of cultural context. Students will learn about interpersonal perception, attitudes, social influence, intergroup dynamics, and interpersonal relationships (marriage and family).
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  • Earn 6 PSYcredits
  • Pre-requisite: PSY101
  • May 17 - June 10, 2018 

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.


Fiji - Suva Harbor

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Location Details

Fiji is a multicultural society with a large population (54%) of native Fijians of Melanesian and Polynesian descent, as well as sizeable numbers (38%) of persons with Asian Indian heritage (Indo-Fijians). Smaller proportions of the population also reflect persons of European and Chinese descent, as well as groups deriving from neighboring island nations. Beyond its diverse population, Fiji provides an ideal location to examine multicultural patterns in a developing nation. In particular, its socio-cultural history, the fact that it is an English-speaking nation, and its record of safety in terms of ASU study abroad programs there, speak to its viability as a good location.

The history of colonization by Europeans (the Dutch and the British), as well as the variable but significant social, political, and economic power of the Indo-Fijians and Chinese, over time, present a unique pattern of governance, intergroup relations, and culturally-based interpersonal dynamics in this island nation. The multicultural patterns characteristic of a nation with an ethnic/racial majority that does not necessarily evince dominance across sociopolitical domains provides an opportunity to learn about the complexities of human behavior and society. Students will learn how theories and principles normally conceptualized as 'universal' vary across US and Fijian cultures.

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Students interested in learning more about human social behavior from a multicultural and global perspective will be well suited for this program. This program offers both undergraduate and graduate coursework (detailed below).

Eligibility Requirements

GPA: 2.5
Prerequisite for PSY 399, 498, & 499: PSY 101


Students will select 2 of the following courses for a total of 6 credit hours:

PSY 498*: Cross-Cultural Psychology, (3 credits)
PSY 399/499: Independent Study, (3 credits)

PSY 591 Culture & Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 592 Research (3 credits)

*Honors credit available

Note: Independent Study Units are available by permission.

Fiji Warrior


Faculty Director

Dr. Delia Saenz
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberals Arts & Sciences


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Fiji - House

Program Housing

Students will be housed in double and triple rooms in Suva and in Nadi.  Arrangements will also be made for students to spend 1-2 nights in a traditional Fijian village.


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

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Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $7,270.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for 6 credits, housing in double or triple hotel rooms, transportation for excursions and site visits, some meals, and international health insurance. Not included: Airfare to and from Fiji, some meals, passport, independent travel, and personal expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program


  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/08/2017
Rolling Admission 05/18/2017 06/15/2017
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/17/2018 06/10/2018
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

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