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The Science of Wellbeing: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: May 28 to London | Inbound: June 15 from Copenhagen

The Science of Wellbeing

Academic Program: May 29 - June 14

Friday, May 28

Optional overnight flight from the U.S. to London.*

Saturday, May 29

Arrive London. Transfer to accommodation.* Free time to settle in and evening group welcome meal.

London the capital city of England and largest city in the U.K., is one of the oldest and most important cultural, political and educational centers of the world. Home to the National Health Service, it is a city of ideas and innovation. One of the most diverse cities on Earth, London has everything and something for everyone.

Sunday, May 30

Morning orientation with AIFS staff followed by introductory class. Afternoon sightseeing tour of London.

Monday, May 31

Morning class: The emergence of wellbeing and mental health as a concept. Afternoon excursion to the Human Biology gallery of the Natural History Museum.

Tuesday, June 1

Morning class: The economics and funding for mental health and wellbeing. Afternoon visit to a mental health charity with lecture about their work and Q&A.

Wednesday, June 2

Morning class: Psychology and neuropsychology theories. Afternoon visit to the Freud Museum.

Thursday, June 3

Morning class: Social behavior theories and the U.K. healthcare system. Afternoon visit to the Bethlem Royal Hospital, a psychiatric hospital and the first institute to specialize in mental health care in the U.K.

Friday, June 4

Study day.

Saturday, June 5

Morning flight to Berlin and check into accommodation. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Berlin.

Berlin is as famous for its creativity, arts and culture as for its turbulent past. Few European cities have undergone such continual redefinition and change. Berlin’s restored identity as the nation’s capital has been the driving force in both design and cultural diversity and is well-known for multi-cultural upmake, community-oriented mentality and high standard of living.

Sunday, June 6

Morning class: The German healthcare system. Afternoon guest lecture on the German Model of Social Market Economy and Government Policies on Wellbeing.

Monday, June 7

Morning class: Creativity and wellbeing. Afternoon lecture with a Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Professional Development Consultant with Q&A.

Tuesday, June 8

Guest lecture on mental health with organization Berliner Krisendienst. Afternoon class: Therapies and tools for managing wellbeing and mindfulness.

Wednesday, June 9

Morning study time. Afternoon presentation and tour of a Mindfulness and Wellness Center with an introduction to meditation session.

Thursday, June 10

Morning departure to Copenhagen by train. Transfer to accommodation.

Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, was originally a Viking fishing village in the 10th century. Cosmopolitan and vibrant, the city is famous for its historical center, Tivoli Gardens, Nyhavn Canal and Royal Quarter and Hans Christian Andersen. Synonymous with the “Hygge” concept, Copenhagen often finds itself listed in various rating systems as one of the happiest cities in the world.

Friday, June 11

Morning class presentations. Afternoon walking tour on theme of “hygge”.

Saturday, June 12

Morning visit to Happiness Institute for guest lecture on Wellbeing Methods in Research and wellbeing in individuals and society. Afternoon class: Applying wellness methods in research.

Sunday, June 13

Morning class; Similarities and differences in the approach to wellbeing in the U.K., Germany and Denmark. Afternoon study time.

Monday, June 14

Morning exam. Free afternoon. Evening group farewell meal.

Tuesday, June 15

Optional return flight from Copenhagen to the U.S.*

Dates and itinerary are subject to change.

*Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.


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