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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Please see application instructions for this program below.
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Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Culture, European Studies, Gender Studies, History, Humanities, Independent Study, International Relations, International Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women's Studies Click here for a definition of this term Program: Affiliated
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Pass/Fail
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Internship, Research, Study Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Netherlands: Human Trafficking, Sex Trade, & Modern Slavery in Europe (Summer)

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

Examine the broad and diverse areas of human trafficking—which occurs in a wide range of sectors—and the sex trade, including the relationship between sex workers and their broader societies.

WHY STUDY IN THE NETHERLANDS?

Examine the complex and multifaceted issues of human trafficking and sex trades. We consider human trafficking to be part of the backlash against decolonizing forces and the inevitable byproduct of late-stage, global capitalism. You will study the underlying historical events and theoretical worldviews that cast some people as chattel. You will also learn to think critically about the myriad types of sex work and the relationship between sex workers and their broader societies. Transactional sex, peep shows, camming, trans and queer phone banks, pornography, even the sale of sex toys can be considered sex work. While we look at multiple perspectives during the program, we acknowledge that sex workers are complex, multifaceted actors with agency who deserve respect. We can disagree on many issues, we will not infantilize, denigrate or in any way question the fundamental humanity of the people who take part in sex work.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore extremely timely issues in an ideal location
  • Meet with local experts and practitioners: from sex workers to people fighting to prosecute modern slavers
  • Complete independent research on a topic of your choice
  • Go on excursion to the Hague, seat of the Dutch government and the United Nations criminal court
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS

  • The development, scope, and ethics of the sex industry
  • Extensive theoretical exploration of the issues incumbent around sex work and human trafficking
  • The role of consumers and corporations in global sex trafficking
  • The legal policy and framework around human trafficking

MONEY MATTERS

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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Dates / Deadlines:

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