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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Nijmegen, Netherlands; The Hague, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
Dates of Program:         May 6-20, 2017       
 
Credit Units:  3                .   
 
 
Sponsor(s) of Program:  College of Education & Human Development                    . 
 
 
THE PROGRAM
ECE 4700/8000: Exploring Social Justice through Creative & Innovative Education in the Netherlands (3 credit hours) will support undergraduate/graduate students in learning about social justice issues facing children, families, and educators in both traditional and complex settings abroad. Students will explore the UN Rights of the Child with experts from HAN University, visit education and social service sites in Amsterdam, The Hague, and Nijmegen, and participate in cultural excursions focusing on art, history, etc. Students are encouraged to extend the trip and travel independently after May 20th.
 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS
Participants will stay in hotels and student housing (with kitchen) near the host universities in Amsterdam, The Hague, and Nijmegen.
 
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.
 
ELIGIBILITY
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students over the age of 18 who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
 
CREDITS AND COURSES
Course credit counts as an elective in the new MA in Creative & Innovative Education Program (MACIE) and an elective or an independent study in most undergraduate/graduate programs. Open to ANY GSU STUDENTS over 18 years of age with interests in the Netherlands. Undergraduate students should register for ECE4700 and graduate students should register for ECE 8000; both courses are 3 credit hours. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
 
COST
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $2200 PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
 
Program Cost Includes
Airfare & airport transfers
Hotel & student housing (with kitchen) accommodations
Ground transportation
Some Meals
Educational lectures
School visits
Cultural & historical tours
City tours
Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance 
Program Cost Does Not Include
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Most meals
• Passport
• Souvenir/shopping
• Optional additional excursions
 
 
PAYMENT SCHEDULE
This section highlights a preferred payment structure, including installment payments and deadlines, and non-refundable dates per installment. It also states how to send funds and to whom. Usually money order and cashier’s checks are accepted and should be addressed to Georgia State University. Credit and debit card payments are also allowed, please check with your Business Manager to determine any restrictions or additional costs.  
 
February 15 (deposit with application: $0)
February 20 (first payment: $450)      
March 20 (second payment: $875)
April 20 (remaining balance: $875))   
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt.  
 
Program Deposit Payments: Participants will pay program deposits by logging into PAWS.  Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
 
Program Payments and Remaining Program Balance: Other than the initial program deposit, all program payments—along with the remaining program balance—will be billed directly to your student account.  Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.
 
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Georgia State University students are eligible to apply for the IEF Study Abroad Scholarship/Georgia State University Foundation Scholarship and may be eligible to apply for the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit mystudyabroad.gsu.edu and select the Scholarships & Financial Aid tab or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 for more information.
 
APPLICATION INFORMATION
Students interested in applying should find this program’s listing at mystudyabroad.gsu.edu and begin an online application. Transient Students: please see the Transients Student section under the Explore & Apply tab.
 
Application Deadline: February 15         
 
International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
 
TENTATIVE ITINERARY
Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
 
Prior to departure, accepted students will meet with Dr. Pittard to review course requirements (e.g., book club, multi-modal reflection) and travel plans. 
 
Saturday, May 6 - depart Atlanta; arrive in Amsterdam; travel by train to accommodations in Nijmegen
Sunday, May 7 - city tour of Nijmegen
Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12- explore educational programs focusing on children's rights, democratic schools, and creative/innovative education; participate in visits to education and social service sites; enjoy cultural activities (e.g., Grote Market, Kronenburger Park, museums)
Saturday, May 13 – Sunday, May 14 - depart Nijmegen by train; students will travel and explore independently (suggested outings will be provided); arrive in The Hague by Sunday evening
Monday, May 15 – Tuesday, May 16 - city tour of The Hague; explore educational programs; participate in visits to education and social service sites; enjoy cultural activities (e.g., International Court of Justice, museums, theatre) 
Wednesday, May 17 - travel from The Hague to Amsterdam
Thursday, May 18 – Friday May 19 – city tour of Amsterdam; explore educational programs; participate in visits to education and social service sites; enjoy cultural activities (e.g., Anne Frank Museum, Jewish Historical Museum)  
Saturday, May 20 – international field experience concludes; students are encouraged to extend their stay abroad
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Program Director: Dr. Beth Pittard
Office address: 30 Pryor Street, Suite 550 Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: 404-413-8020
E-mail: epittard@gsu.edu
 
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE::         February 15                 .
Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of application.
 
 


This program is currently not accepting applications.