Delve into practical and theoretical aspects of feminist and queer theory while conducting comparative field research in the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. Since 1984, the Comparative Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe (WGS...
Definitely more culturally aware, more prone to travel in the future, met two new feminist friends that are now two of my closest and I will definitely keep in touch with.
- Wellesley College
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I was at a point where I just thought that nobody would ever do work in a way that structurally matched their ideological mission. I learned practices to make work and research more based in feminist, anti-oppression and non-violent models. I was also exposed to one of the best gender studies departments in the world, at Utrech...
- Antioch College
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Delve into practical and theoretical aspects of feminist and queer theory while conducting comparative field research in the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland.
Since 1984, the Comparative Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe (WGSE) program has offered students a unique opportunity to explore feminist and queer theory in practice across Western and East Central Europe. The program examines the trends and dynamics of European social, economic, and political systems as they influence contemporary gender theory, policy, and women’s identities. Following an orientation to the program, students participate in NOISE, a one-week summer school in women's and gender studies co-organized by Utrecht University and Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies. After NOISE, the WGSE participants spend the rest of the semester studying women's and gender studies in Utrecht/Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague and Krakow. Students come face to face with leading theories in women's and gender studies and have the opportunity to test their knowledge while working on their independent research projects. Participants attend lectures and take seminars with Director Iveta Jusová, PhD, as well as with NGOs, artists, activists, and professors from affiliated European universities.
Relevant Study Subject(s):
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
The scholarship is need-based, and aims to support broader access to study abroad opportunities through Carleton College. In order for the scholarship application to be reviewed, the applicant must have completed a Carleton Global Engagement program application by the application deadline. Scholarship awards range from $1000 to $3000.
Undergraduate students in good academic standing currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university may apply for this scholarship towards a Carleton Global Engagement study abroad program.