Type of Program: Semester
City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
When Offered: Fall or Spring 
Cost: See Program Costs page

Based in Amsterdam, this program explores the intersections of Dutch and international perspectives related to sexuality and gender. Units of study include queer, LGBT, and feminist movements; migration, gender, and sexuality; sex education; same-sex marriage rights; sex work; and transgender issues. Students participate in a community volunteer experience with a Dutch or international community organization. A two-week excursion to Morocco provides additional international perspectives on program themes. 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 independent study project, thus gaining an inside perspective on Dutch society. 

Students will study abroad in Amsterdam through the SIT study abroad program. SIT provides 24/7 onsite student support and services.

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Academic Dates
Early February - Mid May
Fall: 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 GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply. 

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2015

Application and $500 deposit

September 26, 2014 

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.