Parenting is a universal experience. In the course of a year, tens of millions of women and men experience the joy and challenges of becoming new parents. The experience of parenting begins even before infants are born, continues throughout the life of the parent and child, and takes on different forms and functions over the course of the child and parent’s development. Parents, children, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and educators—and society at large—share a stake in parenting. Importantly, parenting is shaped by and a reflection of the broader cultural setting in which learning and development unfold. Using Italy as a case study, this course on culture and parenting examines parenting views and practices at different points in children’s development, from various theoretical perspectives, and through a cultural lens. The goal is to highlight the diversity of ways that parents support children's integration into their unique cultural communities.


To be announced

Program Dates:

To be announced

Application Deadlines:

  • Effective June 19, 2018 this program is closed and no longer accepting applications.

Who Can Participate:

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

Related Areas of Study:

  • Applied psychology
  • Psychology
  • Early childhood education
  • Teaching and learning


APSY-GE.2380.099 (Class #5918) Parenting and Culture (3 credits) 

Draft program itinerary


Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, Professor of Applied Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology 


2018 Graduate Tuition: $1,660 per point plus registration and service fees

NYU students: this course counts toward your Summer 2018 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2018.

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2018 Housing Fee: $1100

2018 Activity Fee: $300

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar's Summer 2018 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.

Studentwill 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 housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

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: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to Italy of less than six months in duration. All other passport holders shouldcheck  with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: US State Department, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide

Weather: In Florence, summer temperatures tend to be similar to New York, usually in the low 80°s (Fahrenheit).

Helpful Links: BBC Weather

Admitted Student Resources: click here.