SwedenCore Course Week Study Tour | Psychology Program

Required Course(s)
Psychology of Food
Spring semester

Alongside a two-day seminar in Stockholm, the short study tour to Gotland is designed to give you a nuanced understanding of how classroom theories can apply to the real-world context of our psychological understanding of food and culinary culture. You will experience and analyze the unique features of the Swedish socio-cultural model, and how it can fit into the psychology of food.

The Core Course Week program is supplemented with visits and activities to help you gain a more well-rounded understanding of the communities in which you study. Some activities include touring museums, visiting historic sites, and sampling traditional Swedish cuisine.

Tour Objectives

  • Explore the relationship between culture, social structures, and food in a Swedish context
  • Engage in your personal learning process outside the classroom by actively participating and challenging your current ideas and assumptions
  • Get a closer look into Psychology of Food and its impact on the fields of psychology and psychiatry

Possible Activities

  • Cheese tasting at Wisby Ost
  • Guided nature walk with a focus on gathering and foraging for herbs, berries, and mushrooms, depending on season
  • Visit Bungemuseet to understand the prehistory of the Swedish culinary traditions and how environmental and historical conditions can be linked to the present. Today we live to eat – in Bungemuseet we experience how it is is to eat to live