EDU2011: Comparative Education
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- Good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.0)
- EDU1001/1011, WRT1011, and a 1000-level Education, Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology course
- OR permission of the department chair
May 23 to June 13, 2020
Primary goal: To explore the historical, cultural, political, and economic forces that shape educational issues.
- Study in the picturesque town of Leiden (a small, historic, and culturally rich university town near Amsterdam).
- Gain firsthand experience of Dutch culture via an in-depth exploration of education in The Netherlands.
- Visit local schools in order to compare cultural differences in educational access and opportunity (including for students who learn differently).
Housing, Transportation, and Program Activities
- Live in Webster University suites overlooking the harbor and windmills.
- Daily travel may include trains, trams, buses, bikes, or taxis.
- Enjoy day excursions such as rowing along the canals, walking tours of Amsterdam, and biking to the North Sea.
- There is no real language barrier as most Dutch people speak fluent English.
- Biking competency is important for some outings but alternative transportation is possible.
This program will have a group round-trip flight from Logan airport in Boston to Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, then students will travel by train between Amsterdam and the program housing in Leiden.
- The outbound flight will depart on Saturday evening, May 23
- The return flight will arrive in Boston on Saturday, June 13
- At least one program leader will accompany the group on each flight.
- Landmark will offer optional campus shuttle service between campus and the airport
Cost for the trip is $6,000* and includes:
- 3-credit course
- Group flights
- In-country transportation
- Field trips and housing
- Some group meals
Estimated additional costs: about $600 – 900
Student spending can vary depending on the individual. Additional costs include:
- Most meals—housing will include small kitchenettes with a refrigerator so students can cook some food, and a variety of meal options are available.
- Free time activities
- Souvenirs, gifts, etc.
- Travel to reach the departure airport
*Limited financial aid is available; contact Michael Mertes, Director of Financial Aid. The Global Engagement Scholarship is need-based and covers up to 50% of the program fee. To find more information about this scholarship, visit the Financial Aid & Scholarships tab under Forms, Fees and Deadlines.
2018 Program Documents