Kew Gardens Palm House



March 10-19, 2016

This interdisciplinary course open to all majors is designed to provide students with an overview of human development (children, adolescents and adults) across the lifespan through a cross-cultural comparison between the United States and Finland. Our focus will be on comparative developmental psychology in children, adolescents, and adults with areas of emphasis in behavior, language, thought, emotions, and education. The word “comparative” here means attention to similarities and differences between the United States and Finland. During our time in Finland, we will have many opportunities to directly examine and compare human development across a number of these dimensions in settings that range from the formal to the informal (e.g., school to sporting events).


  • Helsinki Cathedral, University of Helsinki, and much more
  • Porvoo - second oldest city of Finland
  • Government institutions dealing with social affairs
  • Schools and daycare sites


Application and More Information

Now accepting applications. For more information, including pricing and scholarships available, please click here (TBD). Contact the Office of Academic Enrichment or for more details.


Cameron University
Office of Academic Enrichment
2800 West Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505

Dr. Tony Wohlers, Director of Academic Enrichment
(580) 581-2496

Ms. Lani Malcolm
(580) 581-6775


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