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Studying in the Netherlands

Comparative Education

Prerequisites for EDU2011: EN1011 or WRT1011 (English Comp & Rhetoric), F.Y. Studies, 1000-level Social Science or Education course (or permission of instructor)

+/-May 26 – June 16, 2018

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Check out the 2016 Netherlands program blog.

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Academic Director: Ann McCloskey

Program Director: Liza Burns

Primary goal: To explore the historical, cultural, political, and economic forces that shape educational issues.

  • 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 of Dutch culture via an in-depth exploration of education in The Netherlands.
  • Enjoy day excursions such as rowing along the canals, walking tours of Amsterdam, and biking to the North Sea.
  • Visit local schools in order to compare cultural differences in educational access and opportunity (including for students who learn differently).

Special considerations:

  • No real language barrier as most Dutch speak fluent English
  • Biking competency important for some outings but alternative transportation possible

Syllabus for EDU2011


Country Handbook

Travel Information

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Cost for the trip is $6,000* and includes:

  • 3-credit course
  • Group flights
  • In-country transportation
  • Field trips and housing
  • Some group meals
  • Price does not include individual spending money

Landmark College’s “Global Engagement” Scholarship offers a 50% scholarship to a select group of eligible students. Information about eligibility and application process here.

*Discounts for students enrolled in back-to-back summer Study Abroad programs. Pair this program with studying in Berlin.

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