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.
Take a day visit to both Utrecht and The Hague to see such sites as the Humanity House, Peace Palace, and the Rutgers feminist book store.
Meet with the COC advocacy group - the leading LGBTQ* advocacy group in the Netherlands and one of the oldest gay rights organizations in the world.
Visit the Prostitution Information Center, and take a guided tour of the Red Light District.
This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines. 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 director prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.
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Dr. Kristen Mark, faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by 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.
Undergraduates 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 credit hours.
All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour), but graduate students will not be required to complete EAP 599-related coursework. Graduate students may opt out of EAP 599 altogether if they wish, however, graduate students who opt out of the course altogether will have to pay tuition for the above listed course(s).
Housing & Meals
Students will reside in hostels for the duration of the program. Breakfast will be provided each day, as will two group dinners, but students will be responsible for the cost of all other meals on their own.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
This program runs in collaboration with the University of Kentucky and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Students will complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and supplemental materials with CIEE. The supplemental application materials are for administrative purposes and will be provided to all accepted students AFTER the UK application deadline.