Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, & Society
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Summer Institute on Sexuality, Culture, & Society

University of Amsterdam has developed a summer study abroad program in Amsterdam that allows students to explore the issues of Sexuality, Culture and Society. The aim of the course is to study the social and cultural dimensions of human sexuality and gain training in areas of sexuality research - both theory and method - not commonly available in other institutions.

The program includes weekly seminars, lunches, cultural activities, and guest lecturers. The sharing of varied experiences, research, plans of work, and perspectives provide a unique networking opportunity, thereby increasing participants' knowledge within an international context.

The Summer Institute is open to students with a focused interest in sexuality research, including MA and Ph.D. students, and professionals from NGO's engaged in AIDS and/or sexuality research.

Europe » Netherlands
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Cultural Studies
Social Sciences
Women's Studies
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Price Details
Tuition includes all course materials and lunch on class days.
Housing is offered separated from the tuition.
Scholarships are available to students from partner universities.

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Program Reviews (3)

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32 years old

A must do


This summer institute was a great experience from academic, professional and social point of view. The composition was excellent and I got to meet very good set of people from diverse backgrounds, from academics to professionals and social workers in field of sexuality studies/ research/work. The faculty were no less. in four week period we covered in depth, diverse topics from concepts and theories to art and media to urban tours of sex districts and sexual politics. Such a diversity with depth combination is hardly covered in any usual sexuality courses where they are limited by disciplinary boundaries. But Summer school at UvA just did the unusual. The teachers were distinguished and well versed and also open to critiques and sensitive to contextual differences. I made great friends with faculty and students and hope to reap these professional connections for my professional work in future.

Apart from school Amsterdam is a great place to explore, given its openness in attitude and tolerance to sexual difference. The gay pride gave a taste of its vibrancy as much as the sex district or Dutch people themselves. AS walk through the city lets you learn so much. I enjoyed my daily doze of Frites and felafel, fresh cheeze and lots of dutch friends. I miss the WTF parties very much.

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32 years old
Ankara, Turkey

Once in a lifetime opportunity


The location, the lecturers, the people were all amazing. This was something i would never forget. My only difficulty was speaking English everyday, but I managed to handle it after a while. It was the best way to spend your summer; making friendships, staying in an amazing city, and learning the most valuable subjects by very good lecturers.

How can this program be improved?

I believe the weekly topics could be different. I would like to see something related to TV or print media; since they are highly relevant for the subject of gender and sexuality.

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24 years old

Summer Institute on Sexuality and Society


The course was extremely academically beneficial, with fantastic teachers and support staff. I felt instantly welcomed and the whole thing was very well organised.
In terms of a social experience, it scores 10/10, it gives you the opportunity to meet such an array of interesting people who you can learn an infinite amount from.
Amsterdam as a backdrop to the study is perfect, a welcoming and vibrant place to spend a summer!
I would highly recommend the programme to anyone considering it.

About The Provider


A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to the Golden Age. Today, UvA boasts more than 30,000 students, 5,000 staff members and 250 study abroad programs including options in Bachelors and Masters degrees. A member of