Program Details

Coursework begins with a strong foundation in critical theory of sexuality and gender. All students attend the guest lecture series, which is presented by academics, service professionals, and grassroots activists. The range of disciplines includes politi
Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Examine the history, cultural norms, and political structures that help shape attitudes toward sexuality and gender from Dutch and international perspectives. Students at the Drag Queen Olympics on the Homomonument during Queen’s Day celebrations Pragmatic, socially liberal Netherlands is known for tolerance and openness, but issues of gender and sexuality are now a visible fault line between cultures in this increasingly multicultural society. Internationally, the Netherlands promotes gender as a crucial aspect of economic and social development, and the country provides material support to women’s as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Coursework begins with a strong foundation in critical theory of sexuality and gender. All students attend the guest lecture series, which is presented by academics, service professionals, and grassroots activists. The range of disciplines includes political science, anthropology, women’s studies, homo studies, sociology, and sexology. Students participate in a Field Study practicum with a Dutch or international organization. Module choices include: Critical Theory - feminist, queer, modern, and post-modern theories Use theory as a way to better understand and analyze issues of sexuality and gender identity as experienced in the world. Oral history – life stories and narrative as a research method Students attend workshops on oral history and conduct life story interviews. Students may participate in an oral history project as their practicum. Independent Study Projects may use oral history and narrative methodology

Please inquire for costs: Fees include tuition, full room and board, all field trips and related fares, health and accident insurance, and other direct program expenses. Participants pay for international airfare and domestic travel to the point of departure from the USA.
Setting Description:
Based in Amsterdam, this program explores the intersections of Dutch and international perspectives related to sexuality and gender. Units of study include sex education, same-sex marriage rights, sex work, sexuality and global issues, and gender and migration. Students select one Sexuality and Gender Seminar program module from choices including Critical Theory, Tolerance and Sexual Health Education, or others. Students participate in a Field Study practicum with a Dutch or international organization. A two-week excursion to Morocco provides additional international perspectives on program themes.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Please see our website for more information.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 4 Reviews

  • The best experience
    5.0
    08/31/18

    When I first signed up for this trip I didn't know what to expect. Everyone would tell me how unforgettable it would be. After going on it for myself I say the same thing to others. I wouldn't trade this experience for anything else. I will remember my

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Experiment’s LGBTQ+ and Human Rights Program
    5.0
    09/01/17

    To say that the Experiment’s LGBTQ+ and Human Rights program changed my life would be an understatement. I had an incredible time learning about the way the Netherlands approaches topics of gender and sexuality. We explored not just Amsterdam, but Rotterdam,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • I found a family
    5.0
    08/24/17

    I went into the program not knowing what to expect and I came out with experiences that will shape my life forever. From an exhibit about sex in the Amsterdam Children's Museum to the sexual education that begins in kindergarten, I fell in love with the

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Netherlands: Opening up the door to talk about gender and sexual studies
    5.0
    08/18/17

    I really enjoyed my experience at SIT, and would definitely recommend the program to anyone interested in studying human rights from the perspective of a different country. The program opened my eyes to the different problems the LGBTQ+ community faces

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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