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  • Locations: Graz, Austria
  • Program Terms: November-February
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
November-February 2018 01/09/2019 ** Rolling Admission 24/11/2018 19/12/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Health Program Type: Short Term Partner Program - Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point
Credit Type: Undergraduate Housing Options: Off Campus
OS Help Available: Yes Minimum Entry Requirement: 60
New Colombo Plan Funded: No Scholarships Available: No
GCP Points: 30
Program Description:


University of Graz

1 year of study in a psychology-related field required


In this course, you will get acquainted with some of the challenges that arose because of massive changes to our society in the past decades. These changes like the emergence of complex multicultural societies, the globalisation of our economic market and the increasing mobility of the world’s work force; have had some immense consequences to traditional psychological and educational testing. Certain phenomena that are specific to certain cultures or languages can threaten the validity of these traditional testing procedures.
Under the experienced guidance of Dr Norbert K Tanzer, the Associate Professor of Psychology, you will be adequately prepared for these challenges through integrating psychological, linguistic and cultural perspectives. Additionally, you will be introduced to the theoretical concepts; methodological issues and applications of cross-cultural psychology and you will obtain less tangible skills like critical thinking, cultural sensitivity and communication competence.
As part of this program, there are some amazing cultural activities planned in and around Graz, including a guided city tour and a visit to the magnificent Eggenberg Castle. You will also venture off on an exciting weekend trip to Vienna, including a visit to the Sigmund Freud Museum and the famous Schloss Schoenbrunn Gardens.


November 24th - December 19th 2018 (TBC)



Location Profile

Location Profile
About GrazGraz Winter

Austria’s second-largest city is its most relaxed. Graz is an appealing place dotted with leafy green parkland, a sea of red rooftops and a narrow but fast-flowing river loudly gushing through its centre. A very beautiful bluff – connected to the centre by steps, a funicular and a glass lift – is the city's signature attribute. Architecturally, Graz hints at nearby Italy with its Renaissance courtyards and baroque palaces. That said, there's a youthful energy here too, with a handful of edgily modern buildings, a vibrant arts scene and great nightlife (thanks in part to its large student population (some 50,000 in four universities). This extends to both sides of the Mur, although the Lend district, across from the historic centre, skews young and edgy.

About Austria

Austria is a German-speaking country in Central Europe, characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, Imperial history and rugged Alpine terrain. Vienna, its  capital, is home to the Schönbrunn and Hofburg palaces. It has counted Mozart, Strauss and Freud among its residents. The country’s other notable regions include the northern Bohemian Forest, Traunsee Lake and eastern hillside vineyards. No country waltzes so effortlessly between the urban and the outdoors as Austria. One day you're cresting alpine summits, the next you're swanning around imperial Vienna.

Credit Information

Credit Information

Cross Cultural Psychology
This program has been assessed as a level 3 elective for 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by the Faculty of Health

The globalization of the economic market, the increasing mobility of the world´s workforce, and the emergence of complex multicultural societies, such as the United States or the European Union, have brought new challenges to educational and psychological testing. This course is designed to adequately prepare you for these new challenges through integrating psychological, linguistic, and cultural perspectives. In this course, you will be introduced to the theoretical concepts, methodological issues, and applications of cross-cultural measurement. The course will start with a general introduction to the field of cross-cultural measurement. The main concepts will be introduced and clarified. In subsequent meetings, more specific topics will be discussed by a mixture of lectures, class discussions, breakout groups, required readings, journaling exercises and team assignments. Through active participation in selected examples, you will get an opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the typical issues arising in multilingual and multicultural testing. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to identify typical pitfalls of and provide possible remedies for cross-cultural measurement.

Topics covered:
  • Introduction to Cross-Cultural Measurement
  • Key Issues in Cross-Cultural Measurement
  • Cultural Considerations in Cross-Cultural Measurement
  • Linguistic Considerations in Cross-Cultural Measurement
  • Testing as a Genre of Communication
  • Effective Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Pitfalls and Remedies in Cross-Cultural Measurement
  • Detecting Bias: Judgmental Approaches
  • Detecting Bias: Psychometric Approaches
  • Cross-Cultural Measurement Competences

Please note that the official title of the course is “Special Topics in Psychological Assessment: Testing in Multilingual in Multicultural Settings”.
You will receive 30 GCP points if you attend this program.


Cost and Funding

Cost and Funding
$6,290 (TBC) + $55 Deakin application fee

Fee needs to be paid to the third party provider AIM overseas
Program inclusions: tuition, accommodation, breakfast daily, welcome and farewell dinner, cultural activities, trip to Vienna, AIM Overseas pre-departure service and support. Please note you will also have to pay for flights, visa/ travel costs and personal expenses.
This is a Study Abroad program meaning no tuition is paid to Deakin University.

OS- HELP loan
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit. This loan is added to your HELP debt and can be up to $6,665.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help

Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas as long you have a full time study load for the year. The following link will provide more information on the Youth Allowance or Austudy


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You will stay at a twin share room in Hotel "Das Wietzer" located in the city centre of Graz. Each room has a bathroom which you will share with your roommate. Breakfast will be provided daily at the hotel. WiFi is included. For more information please visit this link.