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Madrid Conference 2014



Drs. Hugh and Doris Van Auken will once again offer PSYC497, the International Psychology Congress course, for the Fall semester, 2014. Select students will attend the XVI World Congress of Psychiatry in Madrid, Spain between September 12 and 19. Students will participate in more than twenty hours of structured congress programming including invited lectures, symposia, paper presentations and workshops. They will have the opportunity to interact with undergraduate and graduate students as well as professional colleagues from around the world. Students will also participate in several cultural activities while in Spain including touring Madrid and its world renowned museums, and enjoy tapas, flamenco dancing, and attend a bullfight. Students will complete journals and develop and submit research proposals to Holy Cross College faculty for projects they might then initiate in a follow-on course.

The International Congress program is unique to Holy Cross College and is a Program of Distinction. It offers students an opportunity to experience an exciting professional congress while earning three credit hours and initiating a possible research program. It also exposes students to a different culture within our world community.

Planned Activities in Madrid

  • XVI World Psychiatric Association Congress – Four Days
  • Valley of the Fallen
  • City Tour of Madrid
  • Prado Museum
  • Plaza Major
  • Las Ventas Bullfighting Arena
  • Traditional Spanish Dinner with Flamenco Dancing
  • Anticipated Cost

  • (estimate as of April 16, 2014): $2499/student

  • Based on Double Occupancy. Includes Congress fee, round-trip airfare Chicago to Madrid, airport-hotel transfers, hotel accommodations, taxes and tours. Students are responsible for international health insurance (for purchase from the College), most meals, and miscellaneous expenses.