May 31 - June 16, 2019
(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)
Students on this program will examine the general principles of drug actions, with an emphasis on the pharmacological and behavioral effects of commonly abused psychoactive drugs, and how drug dependence develops and is treated. Through this program, students will learn how cultural differences in attitudes towards substance use, addiction and treatment influence how these topics are researched and how the drug dependent patient population is treated both by society and the health care system.
For a draft of the day-by-day itinerary, click here!
- Participate on four academic visits themed around the European Paradigm vs. Amsterdam's drug policy, innovation in drug treatment services in the Netherlands, the effects of drug decriminalization in the Netherlands, and the social and cultural effects of Amsterdam's "Coffee shops".
- Take both a walking and a canal tour of Amsterdam
- Visit such cultural sites as the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum, and Rembrandt's House.
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.
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 PSY 459: Neuropharmacology: Drugs and Behavior (3 credit hours). Graduate students will need to work with the instructor to receive academic credit for their participation on this program
- Note that PSY 215 and 312 (or BIO 148 or equivalent) are pre-requisites for participating on this program
- 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 a hostel for the duration of the program. Breakfast is included in the hostel, and a welcome and farewell meal will be provided, 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 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.