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Acquire an intersectional understanding of the complexities and paradoxes that surround issues of gender and sexuality in the Netherlands — commonly believed to be one of the world’s most progressive and tolerant countries.
Major topics of study include:
Queer and LGBT activism in the Netherlands
Paradoxes surrounding same-sex marriage rights
Feminist and sex-positive activism in the Netherlands
Sex and gender education in the Netherlands
Sex work and sex workers’ rights in the Netherlands
Attitudes toward gender, sexuality, race, class, and religion within postcolonial communities coming from the former Dutch colonies and post-migration communities
You can choose to complete an internship during the last four weeks of this program. For this internship, you will be placed with a local Dutch organization where you will gain real work experience related to the program’s theme and develop professional skills you can use in your career.
SIT Robert Kantor Memorial Scholarship
Each year one student will be granted $10,000 in scholarship aid to study abroad with a SIT program. Funded by individual donors and foundations, the requirements are tight: seeking first-generation college students who've never traveled abroad before, currently attend an HBCU, and demonstrate strong financial need.