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.
The 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
Dates / Deadlines:
** 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.