International opportunities for students
5 -16 July 2021


Activities in with students physically present in Rovereto will start on Monday morning 5 July and will finish on Friday afternoon 16 July 2021.


Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Fedrigotti Building, Corso Bettini 31, Rovereto (Main entrance, 1st Floor conference rooms (both in the classroom and outdoors, depending on activities and the weather).

Admission and Covid related measures

Considering the current situation in Italy and related policies for incoming travelers, in order to participate in the Summer School each student must submit proof of one of the following:

1) a negative COVID swab test taken within 48 hours prior to entering Italy
2) application of the required full dose(s) of an anti-COVID vaccine authorized for use by the European Union
3) certified recovery after having contracted COVID (no more than 6 months ago)

Please carefully read the most updated information on measures implemented at the national and international level via the websites in the Useful Links section.


This Summer School explores mental illness and psychological well-being from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Psychological and cognitive sciences, but also literary, cultural, philosophical, sociological and linguistic sciences have contributed a diversity of outlooks and research methods to the study of the mind and its processes, as well as to those of healing individual and collective traumas.
The program is based on the premise that, in order to comprehend mental illness, to promote health and empathy, and to build inclusive societies, a narrative-based, subject-centered and culture-bound approach can complement psychological and cognitive studies.
The Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences in Rovereto has maintained an integrated approach to the study of the mind, the brain and behavior since 2005 and thus it offers a unique context for the PsyHuman Summer School.
Seminars will focus on mental illness, psychological well-being and empathy, as well as narrative and cultural strategies for managing traumas and promoting inclusion. 
The program combines collaborative lectures and workshops, with potential outdoor activities such as: guided visits to Freud Promenade (Bolzano), to the former Psychiatric Hospital of Pergine Valsugana (1882-2002) and to the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MART) in Rovereto, in addition to forest walks and art bathing.
The program and calendar is available in the Download Box. 
This program may be modified according to the future COVID-19 situation and related travel restrictions or inclement weather. 

Participant Background

Admission reserved for up to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 18 senior undergraduate and graduate international students (upper-level Bachelor's and all Master's students). The PsyHuman Summer School adopts a cross-disciplinary approach. For this reason, we welcome participants who are eager to enhance their inter-disciplinary competencies.
Admission is open (but not limited to) students with a background in: Psychology, Cognitive Science, Medicine, Social Sciences, Social Work, Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Arts.
A good level of English is needed (minimum level B2)..

Workload and Credits

The School, taught entirely in the English language, consists of 8 hours per day of organized activities (lectures, workshops, seminars, visits to local companies, excursions).
At the end of the School participants will receive an official UniTrento transcript of records certifying 6 ECTS (+ 2 possible additional credits for optional extra work to be arranged with the academic coordinator). Please refer to the Assessment Task document in the Download Box.


All participants are responsible for planning and paying for their own lodging in Rovereto, ideally near the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science where most classes will be held. Check-in should be on Sunday 4 and check out on Saturday 17 July.
Details will be sent to admitted participants.

Participation Fees

Payment details will be sent to admitted participants. 
The participation cost includes lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday, excursions and socio-cultural programs.
Excluded are: accommodation, all breakfasts and weekend meals, insurance and travel costs.

Cancellation: Participation fees will be reimbursed 100% in case of cancellation due to serious illness or a positive COVID swab test within the 48 hours prior to departure for Italy. No fees will be reimbursed if cancellation is for any other reason. 

Academic Coordinator

Prof. Maria Micaela Coppola


International Relations Division 
international [at]
Tel + 39 0461 282980 - 3224