SIT Study Abroad: Netherlands - International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender

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

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I learned how to adapt to a completely different culture and feel what it would be like to move to another country. I learned a lot about the culture in Amsterdam, including their work culture, and became immersed in life in the Netherlands. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I learned so much from being on a program with primarily queer, non-binary, and trans folk, and learned more about myself and my wants from living abroad on my own. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile! I think the thing I gained the most from this was becoming more independent and trusting myself more with living my life and making my own decisions. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned more about myself, my limits & comfort levels, what my interests are, where I want to spend my time, and who I want to spend it with. It was absolutely worthwhile and I would encourage everyone to go abroad if they can. - Rhodes College View Entire Review
1. That I am not worldly 2. I need personal time even though I am an extravert 3. I learned so much about the Netherlands 4. I feel more cultured. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile because of the people but academically it was the worst experience of college thus far. - Anonymous University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile in that I learned how not to do a study abroad program and I learned a lot about myself, but the program is poorly set up. - Berea College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile but very stressful due to the lack of communication and extreme structure, which both take some time getting used to if you're more accustomed to a flexible schedule. - Fordham University View Entire Review
I had incredible cultural exposure and absolutely loved the topic and conversations I was able to have throughout. I gained a lot of confidence and a more global world view. I wouldn't have traded the experience for anything. I simply wish the staff for the program were more academic, supportive and organized. - Austin College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
I learned so much about myself on this program. I am generally unhappy with the program, but I wouldn't give up my experience for the world. I learned about the Dutch/European culture, which I am in love with. I met my hosts, who I will always stay and contact with and hope to go back to. I had an introduction to research even ... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned that I was able to adapt to a new city and culture. This experience has motivated me to consider living abroad again. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
This program was very unique in that the academics were very engaging, the host family situation was wonderful, you are allowed a lot of flexibility in independent study or internship, and can engage in independent European travel. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It so worth while. I learned about my own capabilities for adjusting to new environments and made me feel very independent and capable. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned more about my interests in the field of gender and sexuality studies and potential career directions. - Franklin & Marshall College View Entire Review
I learned mainly more about myself and what I care most about. It made me want to be more active in my work and the social justice work I want to do. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My experience abroad was absolutely worthwhile. The experience helped me to become more independent and self-sufficient. I learned a lot about the Netherlands and about gender and sexuality, and I made some really good friends. I developed a close and lasting relationship with my host family. - Smith College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the Netherlands, the United States by comparison and myself. This experience was amazing but definitely more so on the personal level than an academic one. I suggest anyone looking to expand and explore themselves in a new, safer environment to consider this program. Particularly queer and allied folk. I ha... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Dutch history, culture and politics. The way gender and sexuality plays out in Dutch migrant (Moroccan, Turkish, Indonesian, Caribbean) communities and in the major cities of Morocco. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I really enjoyed being able to conduct my own independent study project. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
YES! - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review

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

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.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Dutch
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Social Sciences
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships. Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: 1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application. 2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form. 3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office (studyabroad.scholarships@sit.edu or 802.258.3503). 4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.

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