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Italy Immersion Program in Family Therapy & Italian Culture

Program Registration

Program registration is $3,999 and includes all travel within Italy, lodging, breakfasts and dinners, clinical trainings, and events and activities; the only costs of the program not included in the registration fee are airfare, lunches, and tuition for registration in the associated course Family Therapy & Culture in Italy (PSY 6654). 



There are two separate deadlines for payment of the program fee:

1. September 30, 2013 – This is the deadline for the payment of the non-refundable deposit of $500. The deposit needs to be sent to Michael Sulger. If you pay by check.  Please make the check payable to Alliant International University and put "Italy Immersion Program" in the memo section and mail it to the address below:

Attn: Michael Sulger, Student Accounts
Alliant International University
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131-1799

You can also pay by cash or money order. If you have questions about payments or payment plans, email the Student Accounts Office or contact Ericka Montgomery at 858-635-4534 (for last names beginning with A-M) or Rodicia Popovici at 858-635-4726 (for last names beginning with N-Z).

2. October 31, 2013 – This is the deadline for the payment of the rest of the program fee ($3,499). Please use the above mentioned procedure to make your payments. You may be eligible to use financial aid to pay for the program fee and flight costs, in addition to your tuition for the courses. Here is what you need to do:

Contact the financial aid office by September 16th (Carly Miles for Fresno, Sacramento and San Francisco & Ollin Stowers for Irvine, Los Angeles and San Diego) and inform them about the program and find out if you are eligible for financial aid for this program. You may have to complete additional documents and so it is recommended that you meet them by the said date.

Course Enrollment

You are required to enroll in the following course in order to participate in the Italy Immersion Program: Family Therapy & Culture in Italy (PSY 6654). The elective will be offered during the Spring 2014 semester. All the face-to-face contact will happen in Italy. You need to register for the course before the beginning of the Spring semester. Participation in the immersion program is contingent upon your enrollment in the course. You will be unable to drop the course once you have completed the Italy Immersion Program. Dropping the course would result in financial aid penalties. You will complete required readings and turn in assignments through Moodle before and after you go on the trip and through the course of the Spring semester. 

How To Enroll in the Courses

Here are the steps to take in order to enroll in the course:

  1. Check with your Program Director whether the courses would be acceptable for your program of study. This is crucial because various programs have different expectation and it is important to make sure that you will be able to transfer over the credits to your program of study.
  2. Enroll for the Spring 2014 Family Therapy & Culture in Italy (PSY 6654) course at the end of the Fall 2013 semester through the usual University registration system.

Liability Waiver

Students who participate in the Italy Immersion Program will be required to sign a liability waiver to release the university and faculty from responsibility of any loss, damage, injury, expense, or inconvenience caused by strike, war, weather, quarantine, sickness, government restrictions or regulations or any other act beyond reasonable control.