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Netherlands, Amsterdam: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender (SIT)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Elon applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility:
1-Sophomore and Above
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Language Prerequisite:
None
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Course Prerequisite(s):
Coursework in Women's and Gender Studies
Housing Options:
Homestay
Internship Option:
No
Volunteer/Service Opportunities:
Yes
Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:
20
Program Capacity:
Limited
Program Advisor/Manager:
Paul Geis
Program Description:

About the Location

A relatively small country of about 17 million people, the Netherlands borders Belgium and Germany, and has an extensive coastline along the North Sea.  Nearly 20% of the inhabitants are not Dutch.   The program is based in Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands. Amsterdam’s wealth of community organizations focused on sexuality and gender issues makes it the ideal place to delve into these social issues.

Academics

The International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender 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.

Grades count toward an Elon GPA.

Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.

View information on course offerings for the Netherlands, Amsterdam: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender program.

Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available through the GEC website (Elon password required).

Students planning to study abroad on this program must fill out the Course Request Packet and meet with the Assistant Registrar to know how the courses will count toward their degree.

General Program Dates

Fall Semester: Late August to early December
Spring Semester: Early February to mid-May

Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:

Scholarships/Travel Grants

Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC.  For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

SIT offers need-based scholarships to students studying on SIT programs, including a Pell Grant Match Program.  Details are on the SIT website.  Students apply for scholarships at the time of application to SIT.

Housing

Students live with a homestay family in Amsterdam for 12 weeks. Hosts include LGBT households, single parents, and traditional families, all of whom offer unique insights into issues of sexuality and gender within a Dutch or international context.  Host families provide a safe and welcoming environment, allowing students to experience the different facets of Dutch home life firsthand. Many students consider the homestay experience to be one of the most meaningful parts of the program.

Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by SIT Study Abroad.

Orientations

A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.

View the pre-departure orientation schedule for the semester programs.

Additional Information and Links

Want to know more?  Like the Global Education Center Facebook page to chat with alumni and prospective students and receive study abroad updates.

Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/18/2014
**
Rolling Admission 02/02/2015 05/15/2015
Fall 2015 02/19/2015
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2016 09/17/2015 ** Rolling Admission 02/01/2016 05/13/2016
NOTE: The priority deadline is April 30. After April 30, this program will continue to accept applications on a rolling and space-available basis until September 17, and applications will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.

The start dates and end dates listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

Please view the Deadlines page for more information.


** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

Indicates that deadline has passed