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|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|
|Course Language:||English||Housing Options:||Homestay|
|Eligibility:||2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate||Minimum GPA:||2|
|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|
Dates TBD - Applications will be accepted for the 2015 summer program once dates have been established!
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 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.
- Guest lecture from Dr. Lisette Kyuper, a researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research and leading expert on LBGT sexuality issues.
- Visit to Amsterdam's Red Light District with staff from the Prostitute Information Center.
- Visit to Afro-Caribbean community, with discussion of sexual health and education issues particular to immigrant communities.
- Visit The Hague: The International Criminal Court with a discussion of gender in international humanitarian law, and HIVOS International Development Organization, which supports women's and LGBT groups around the world.
- UK Sponsored programs are conducted by the University of Kentucky faculty. 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.
- Undergraduate students will enroll in KHP 220: Sexuality Education (2 credit hours) and KHP 395: Independent Study (3 credit hours).
- Graduate students will enroll in KHP 609: Sexual Health Promotion (3 credit hours) and KHP 695: Independent Study (3 credit hours).
- All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Housing & Meals
- Students will reside in homestays with local host families. In keeping with the academic goals of the course, the homestay hosts will include LGBT households, single parents and traditional families, all of whom offer unique insights into issues of sexuality and gender within a Dutch or international context. Students will be lodged in a hostel or small hotel for the first two nights of the program (orientation period).
- Breakfast and dinner will be provided for students throughout the program, typically with the host family. Some group meals will be provided. Students will be responsible for lunches on their own
Local Transportation & Communication
Scholarships & Financial Aid
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 their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
- Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).
Passport & 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. Participants who wish to extend their stay in the country beyond the program start and end dates and those who are not U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations at the website of the Government of the Netherlands.
Travel Medical Insurance
For More Information
For additional information about this program, please contact:
- EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall.
- Dr. Kristen Mark, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Mark will be directing the program.
- Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Advisor, email@example.com.
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