Netherlands—Social Justice, Undergraduate

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Spring Break 2019

The Netherlands Social Justice: Health and Violence Prevention (SASS 325)  

3 credits

Join Mandel School Dean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore in Amsterdam and enhance your understanding of Dutch social policies and practices for social justice systems. Compare the United States and the Netherlands policies and practices by engaging with experts on prostitution, drug use, substance abuse, child welfare, mental health, violence prevention, criminal justice, homelessness and euthanasia (physician-assisted suicide).

Spend the week engaging in guided tours of neighborhoods and social institutions, such as hospitals, clinics, user rooms and prisons. Enhance your understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of social policies and human services in both the United States and the Netherlands, and gain direct access to both agency personnel and clients for an understanding and exposure that cannot be derived from text books.

[Studying abroad in Amsterdam with Dean Gilmore], allowed me to gain new insight on American social welfare practices. You always hear about the Netherlands being very different, but seeing it firsthand and learning from real citizens was a phenomenal  experience. I’m so grateful to have been able to go.
—Ben Ratner, computer science undergraduate, student, Netherlands Spring Break 2016

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In-Country Dates

March 9 to 15, 2019
Lodging covered March 9 to 17

Pre & Post-Trip Saturday Seminars

January 26, 2019
February 23, 2019
April 13, 2019

Program Fee

$2,295, includes accommodations, in-country transportation, breakfasts, workshops, agency visits, guest lectures and medical insurance abroad.

Airfare, most meals, personal spending money, vaccinations, visa fees (if applicable) and passport fees (if applicable) are not included in the program fee. Program fees are separate from tuition charges.

Meet the course leader, Dean Grover C. Gilmore