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Psychiatry in Central Europe

Program full for summer 2023

We hope to offer this program again in a future summer.



Stephan Anagnostaras

Prof. Stephan Anagnostaras

Stephan Anagnostaras is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science at UCSD, where he has been on the faculty since 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from UCLA, and a B.S. from the University of Michigan.

His courses at UCSD are consistently highly rated, and he is committed to blending of lecture, seminar, and experiential formats.

Stephan Anagnostaras looks forward to introducing students to Vienna. 



This program will focus on the re-emergence of medicine and physiology that occurred during the counterreformation and proceeded in a continuous fashion until the modern period. Vienna is well placed to study a number of these events, especially since it was the home of Sigmund Freud for 47 years. We will be ideally located to visit sites related to the emergence of psychiatry and “lunatic asylums” as the view of the mentally ill transformed from that of supernatural possession to mental disease.


Students should have a broad interest in psychoactive drugs and neuroscience. The courses are taught so they do not require specific prerequisites, but students are encouraged to have some exposure to biology, neuroscience, or chemistry. Although we will cover everything you need to know, those students will be better prepared to understand the pharmacology.

Warren College students may be able to fulfill 2 Programs of Concentration requirements or 2 Area Studies requirements or 2 Upper-Division Non-Contiguous requirements. Consult your academic advisor to determine officially how the courses will apply to your graduation requirements.

Consult your academic advisor to determine officially how the courses will apply to your graduation requirements.

Information Sessions

  • Thursday, Nov. 17, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Register here for the live Zoom link, and/or to get the post-session recording.

See the Info Session Calendar


Departure from U.S.: Sat., July 1, 2023
Arrival: Sun., July 2, 2023
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., July 3, 2023
First Day of Class: Tue., July 4, 2023
Last Day of Class: Fri., August 4, 2023
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., August 5, 2023



  • Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed. All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program has been confirmed by reaching minimum enrollment. 
  • Because of the evolving COVID-19 situation, when you do buy tickets, we strongly encourage you to purchase refundable plane tickets or flight cancellation insurance.
  • Consider purchasing carbon offsets for your flight through your airline.
  • Arrival instructions will be shared once the program is confirmed.
  • The Study Abroad Office will be hosting several flight workshops to provide tips and advice on flight purchases. Check the Study Abroad Calendar for more information.
  • Our overseas partner requires that all students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in this program. The provider will request verification during the pre-departure process. No refunds will be given for failure to comply.