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SIT: Netherlands, International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rabat, Morocco
Program Terms: Fall,
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
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Restrictions: CU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Lang. of Instruction:
 Program Type:
Direct Enrollment
 Minimum GPA:
2.5 Housing: Camping, Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Fields of Instruction: Anthropology, Communication, Cultural Studies, European studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Government (Political Science), Independent Study, International Relations, Media Studies, Social Policy, Sociology
 Class Rank:
junior, senior, sophomore
Study Abroad Advisor : Dr. Kristen Grace
Program Description:

Study the history, cultural norms, and political structures that help shape attitudes towards sexuality and gender.

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.

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 (in conjunction with the SIT Morocco migration program).

Students select one Sexuality and Gender Seminar program module from choices including Critical Theory, Tolerance and Sexual Health Education, or Filmmaking with a Sexuality and Gender Lens (offered in the fall semester only). Students participate in a Field Study practicum with a Dutch or international organization. Excursions to Croatia and Morocco provide additional international perspectives on program themes.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2015 09/15/2014** 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.