Human Development and Family Sciences

As a Human Development & Family Sciences major or minor, you can:

  • Explore a variety of courses that can count towards your major or minor as core requirements, related courses and electives.
  • Intentionally plan for a semester without major specific courses.
  • Expand your areas of interest within the field through unique course offerings.
  • Immerse yourself in hands-on learning experiences and internships to help shape your future career.
  • Participate in courses abroad with diverse student populations that enrich classroom discussions.
  • Begin or continue studying a foreign language, adding value to your professional skill set.

How will #UConnChangeYourWorld

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led:

Summer Psychology in Florence
Florence, Italy
Faculty-led, short-term “Maymester” program that will have students back before their summer plans begin.

Winter in Costa Rica
Heredia, Costa Rica
Faculty-led, short-term program during the winter break, featuring two homestays in socioeconomically diverse communities.

Exchange:

Fudan University
Shanghai, China
Semester and Academic Year exchanges at a top research university.

Korea University
Seoul, South Korea
Semester and Academic Year exchanges with diverse courses in psychology.

Lund University
Lund, Sweden
Semester and Academic Year exchanges featuring social science coursework in gender studies, history, human geography and ecology, social anthropology, and Swedish social policy.

University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
Semester and Academic Year exchanges with many courses aligned in the major/minor as well as anthropology and psychology.

University College Masstricht  
Maastrict, Netherlands
Semester and Academic Year exchanges studying academic subjects including child rights, consumer behavior, personality psychology, global inequity and urban development.

Affiliated:

AIFS Athens
Athens, Greece
Fall and Spring semester programs with course options in developmental psychology, sociology and economics.

The Umbra Institute Perugia
Perugia, Italy
Semester program featuring embedded community engagement, service learning and research experiences.

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request feedback on essays from advisors and the Writing Center.

Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

HDFS Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

Academic

As a Human Development & Family Sciences major or minor, you can:

  • Explore a variety of courses that can count towards your major or minor as core requirements, related courses and electives.
  • Intentionally plan for a semester without major specific courses.
  • Expand your areas of interest within the field through unique course offerings.
  • Immerse yourself in hands-on learning experiences and internships to help shape your future career.
  • Participate in courses abroad with diverse student populations that enrich classroom discussions.
  • Begin or continue studying a foreign language, adding value to your professional skill set.

How will #UConnChangeYourWorld

Programs

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led:

Summer Psychology in Florence
Florence, Italy
Faculty-led, short-term “Maymester” program that will have students back before their summer plans begin.

Winter in Costa Rica
Heredia, Costa Rica
Faculty-led, short-term program during the winter break, featuring two homestays in socioeconomically diverse communities.

Exchange:

Fudan University
Shanghai, China
Semester and Academic Year exchanges at a top research university.

Korea University
Seoul, South Korea
Semester and Academic Year exchanges with diverse courses in psychology.

Lund University
Lund, Sweden
Semester and Academic Year exchanges featuring social science coursework in gender studies, history, human geography and ecology, social anthropology, and Swedish social policy.

University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
Semester and Academic Year exchanges with many courses aligned in the major/minor as well as anthropology and psychology.

University College Masstricht  
Maastrict, Netherlands
Semester and Academic Year exchanges studying academic subjects including child rights, consumer behavior, personality psychology, global inequity and urban development.

Affiliated:

AIFS Athens
Athens, Greece
Fall and Spring semester programs with course options in developmental psychology, sociology and economics.

The Umbra Institute Perugia
Perugia, Italy
Semester program featuring embedded community engagement, service learning and research experiences.

Finances

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request feedback on essays from advisors and the Writing Center.

Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

Resources & Contacts

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

HDFS Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

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