Studying in the Netherlands
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Methods of Cultural Field Study
(SS2391 / SS3391)
Prerequisites for SS2391: 1000-level SS or ED, EN 1011/1015, F.Y. Studies (or permission of instructor)
Prerequisites for SS3391: same as for SS2391 plus EN 1021 & 3 2000-level classes with a C or higher (or permission of instructor)
+/-July 25 - August 15, 2015
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Pair this program with studying in Ireland.
Program Director: Lyn Sperry
Academic Director: Peg Alden
Primary Goal: To learn and practice methods that anthropologists and others use to study contemporary culture.
- Study in the picturesque town of Leiden (a small, historically and culturally rich university town near Amsterdam)
- Live in Webster University suites overlooking the harbor and windmills
- Gain firsthand experience in Dutch culture via anthropological inquiry methods such as observing, field journalling, interviewing and mapping.
- Enjoy day excursions such as rowing along the canals, walking tours of Amsterdam, & biking to the North Sea
- Create a group ethnography focusing on one aspect of Dutch society
- No real language barrier as most Dutch speak fluent English
- Biking competency important for some outings but alternative transportation possible
Cost for the trip is $6,000* and includes:
- 3-credit class
- Group flights
- In-country transportation
- Field trips and housing
- Some group meals
- Price does not include individual spending money
- Limited financial aid is available (contact Erin Craw, Associate Director of Financial Aid)
* Discounts for students enrolled in multiple summer study abroad programs. Pair this program with studying in Ireland for a 6-week / 6-credit experience.
Peg Alden, Ed.D.
Director of International Education
Administration Building, Rm 218