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Fact Sheet:
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Program Options: Academic Coursework Areas of Study: Women's & Gender Studies
Program Description:
Course Description

LGBTQ Amsterdam is a 2-week summer study abroad course that will be taught in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It serves as an introduction to a broad range of LGBTQ experiences, (sub)cultures and practices, histories, identities, and politics specific to the city of Amsterdam, and more generally, to the Netherlands. Students will gain a broad range of academic, everyday/local, and observational knowledge related to the study of queer life in Amsterdam. Topics, which often include a guided tour component, are wide-ranging in terms of themes surveyed. These include: Guided tour of the Homomonument; the history of the Red Light District that covers lesbian, gay, transgender and sex work topics; the Sex Museum Amsterdam; the Hague and its role in fostering LGBT global human rights; University of Amsterdam’s Research Center for Gender and Sexuality and its work in LGBTQ issues; IHLIA LGBT Heritage (formally known as International Homo/Lesbian Information Center and Archive—IHLIA), which curates the largest LGBT collection of Europe (located in the Public Library Amsterdam); among several other themes. Of course, a visit to Amsterdam would not be complete without also touring the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Anne Frank House.

Program Information

Course: WGS 270: LGBTQ Amsterdam

Liberal Learning: Gender; Social Change in Historical Perspectives; Global.

Dates: May 26 - June 7, 2020

Program Director: Dr. Nelson Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Dr. Leigh-Anne Francis, Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African-American Studies

Eligibility: No prerequisites and no language requirements. Open to all students in good academic standing (including current first-year students).

Program Fee: TBA (Summer 2016 fee was $5,414). In the meantime, explore scholarship opportunities.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Faculty-Led 2020 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.