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UK Sponsored: Sexual Health and Sex Education in the Netherlands (Education)
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 2
This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad (EducationAbroad@uky.edu) to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Anthropology, Education, Gender and Women's Studies, Health, Human Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Pre-Health, Public Health, Queer Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology
Housing Options:
Homestay, Hostel
Eligibility:
2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate
Minimum GPA:
2.0
Student Type:
Both undergraduate and graduate students
Advisor:
Laurence Tuccori
Program Director:
Kristen Mark
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Included in the UK Sponsored program fee
Program Description:

UK Sponsored: Sexual Health and Sex Education in the Netherlands (Education)

June 13-July 1, 2015

Snoopy Birds and BeesProgram Overview

This program will introduce students to the cultural comparative study of human sexuality and sexual health education in a context where sexual health outcomes are the best in the world. The Netherlands has comprehensive sex education, regulated and decriminalized prostitution, and was one of the first nations to legalize gay marriage. With their openness to sexuality and emphasis on talking about sex and sexuality with parents, peers, and educators from a young age, sexuality is seen as a healthy part of human development rather than something of which to be ashamed. Students will be immersed in this culture and learn from their model of sexuality and sexual health education.





Highlights
  • Guided tour of the Red Light District from the Prostitute Information Center
  • Meet with professionals from Rutgers/WPF-in-Utrect who are developing sex education curriculum in the Netherlands and internationally
  • Guest lectures on LGBT sexuality issues from a leading researcher at the Netherlands Institue for Social Research.
Eligibility

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines. Students from universities other than UK are welcome to participate in this program as visiting students. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions or UK Graduate School Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program directors prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course. 

Academic Credit

UK Sponsored programs are conducted by the University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.
  • Undergraduate students will enroll in KHP 220: Sexuality Education (2 credit hours). Graduate students will enroll in KHP 678: Sexual Health Promotion (3 credit hours). Both undergraduate and graduate students retain the option of enrolling in an independent study course (KHP 395/695) for an additional 3 credits.
  • All undergraduate students will enroll in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour)
Housing & Meals

Students will reside in hostels and homestays for the duration of the program. Breakfast and dinner will be provided, but students will be responsible for the cost of lunch on their own. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
  • Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Supplemental Materials 

This program runs in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and SIT. Students will complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and supplemental materials with SIT. The supplemental application materials are for administrative purposes and will be provided to all accepted students AFTER the UK application deadline.

Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 
 

Ministry of EducationPassport & Visa Requirements

Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
  • U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of The Netherlands Embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa.





Health & Safety Abroad

All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

For More Information

For additional information about the program, please contact:

EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm.

Dr. Kristen Mark, faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky, kristen.mark@uky.edu. Dr. Mark will be directing the program.

Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Advisor, laurence.tuccori@uky.edu.

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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
 
This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad (EducationAbroad@uky.edu) to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.