Type of Program: Semester
City: Amsterdam
When offered: Fall
Cost: See Program Costs page

Based in Amsterdam, this program offers rich opportunities for students to explore issues of migration, gender, and sexuality based on their interests. Amsterdam's wealth of community organizations focused on sexuality and gender issues allows students to get actively involved and learn from professionals, researchers, and activists. Community volunteer opportunities help students develop their learning and communicative skills when working with a local organization. In addition, working with these organizations helps students gain access to the community or research subjects that they want to study for their ISP, thus gaining an inside perspective on Dutch society. 

Specialized archives and research centers
The Netherlands hosts a number of specialized archives and research centers related to the program's themes. Students visit and make use of the International Gay and Lesbian Archive and Information Center housed at the Amsterdam Public Library, the library and archive of the women's movement in the Atria Knowledge Institute for Emancipation and Women's History, and the Rutgers World Population Foundation social-sexology library. Students also attend lectures and events at the Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality at the University of Amsterdam. Scholars from the center occasionally lecture for SIT and advise students on their Independent Study Projects. Students can also visit the UvA Pride Lectures - a series of lectures focused on LGBT topics - at the University of Amsterdam.

2015 Academic Dates

Spring 2015: February 2 - May 15  

Fall 2015:  Late August - Early December 

Eligibility and Prerequisites

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses. Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence.  Students must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher to apply. 

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2015

For Study in Fall 2015

Application and $500 deposit

September 26, 2014

February 27, 2015

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.

For more information on Financial Aid, Housing, and Health and Safety for this program, click here.