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SIT: Netherlands, International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rabat, Morocco (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction::
English
Core Program Attributes::
Direct Enrollment, Project-based Program
Minimum GPA::
2.5
Housing Options::
Homestay, Hostel/Hotel/Guest House, Other
Approved by::
AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA
Open to::
junior, senior, sophomore
Program Advisor: Dr. Kristen Grace
Program Description:

Acquire an intersectional understanding of the complexities and paradoxes that surround issues of gender and sexuality in the Netherlands—commonly believed to be one of the world’s most progressive and tolerant countries.

netherlandsThe program examines the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, and religion and highlights the experiences of the growing number of individuals living in these intersections. It interrogates how identity is affected by gender, sexuality, race, religion, and class, both as they are experienced and as they are perceived.  During the program, students connect with different communities within the Netherlands; an excursion to Morocco provides additional international perspectives on program themes.

Major topics of study include:

  • attitudes toward gender, sexuality, race, class, and religion within white, Muslim, and Afro-Caribbean communities
  • queer, LGBT, and feminist movements
  • migration, gender, and sexuality
  • same-sex marriage rights
  • transgender issues
  • sex education


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Later applications are always welcome, but colleges may need time to process your approval.