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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Option: Guest House, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Type: Approved Language of Instruction: English
Class Eligibility: 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior Academic Area: Anthropology, Communication, Culture, European Studies, Film, Geography, Government, History, Human Resources Management, Human Rights, Independent Study, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Media Studies, Minority Studies, Political Science, Politics, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies
Program Advisor: Contact the Wang Center for advising
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality & Gender

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

Explore the complexities and paradoxes of gender and sexuality in the Netherlands and Morocco.

 

WHY STUDY GENDER IN THE NETHERLANDS?

Famous for its Red Light District, canals, and bicycles, Amsterdam is also an ideal city in which to explore the intersection of gender and sexuality with race, class, and religion. Meet with activists, academics, and professional sex workers and visit key places like the International Gay and Lesbian Archives and Information Center. In Utrecht and other Dutch cities, speak with sex educators, advocacy groups, and community organizers. Get a Muslim perspective on gender and sexuality during a two-week excursion to Morocco.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn from experts in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities.
  • Choose from a novice or advanced academic track.
  • Volunteer with an NGO or grassroots organization in the Netherlands.
  • Discuss sex workers’ rights at Amsterdam’s the Prostitution Information Center.
  • Visit Moroccan cities of Rabat, Marrakech, and the House of Memory in Essaouira.
 

PREREQUISITES

Previous college-level coursework or other preparation in sexuality and/or gender studies, as assessed by SIT for the novice track.  For the advanced studies track, students must have a major or minor with demonstrated coursework in Women’s Studies, Sexuality, Gender, or Queer Studies. 

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS OF STUDY

  • Sexual politics in a multicultural society
  • How identity is shaped by gender, sexuality, race, religion, and class
  • Sex and gender education: policies and methods in the Netherlands
  • Gender roles and women’s movements in Morocco

 

MONEY MATTERS

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following: 
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions 
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration 
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions 
  • Health and accident insurance 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000 for semester programs.  
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.
 

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD

 
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 04/01/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 03/15/2022 04/01/2022 TBA TBA