Global Affairs

China: Cross-Cultural Counseling

This summer travel to Shanghai to explore how human development and mental health are shaped by culture and society. Through seminars, meetings, and field visits with local educators, mental health professionals, and other service providers, participants will learn about unique psychosocial challenges confronting diverse segments of a modern Chinese society. In the process, you will gain a deeper cultural awareness of yourself and others in a global context.


Shanghai, China

Program Dates:


Application Deadline:

Priority Deadline: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Regular Deadline 1: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Admissions rolling thereafter as space remains available

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution


Students register for the following summer 2017 course number for a total of 3 points.

APSY-GE.2682.095 (#19464) Cross-Cultural Counseling (3 credits)

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion

Sample Syllabus 2015 


Sumie Okazaki,  Professor of Counseling Psychology


2019 Graduate Tuition: $1,726 per point plus registration and services fees

Undergraduate Tuition: If enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

NYU students: this course counts toward your Spring 2019 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2019.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs: 

2017 Housing Fee: $650

2017 Activity Fee: $650

Housing and activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar's Summer 2017 billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Students stay in shared-occupancy hotel accommodations.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Travel, Visa, and Other Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: Forthcoming.

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