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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum Texas State GPA: 2 Type of Housing: Dormitory
Academic Field: Geography, Political Science Undergraduate/Graduate: Graduate, Undergraduate
Application Fee: 200
Program Description:

AMSTERDAM & ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Political Science

*Program pending approval and subject to change

For more information, please contact:
Academic Program Director (APD)
Dr. Billy Fields | (512) 245.7726 | wf16@txstate.edu

Amsterdam & Rotterdam


What You Will Learn

The program focuses on understanding the political and urban design components of sustainable urban systems. The Netherlands is a world leader in administering these systems. We will build a deep understanding of the transportation and water systems components through a program designed to immerse students in direct conversations with local infrastructure planners and administrators. Students will also explore the system through a series of extensive bicycle, transit, and walking tours throughout the Netherlands. To view the latest study abroad report summarizing our work last year, click here.


The Location

The program is based out of the two largest cities in the Netherlands, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam. Amsterdam, with its rich network of canals and 17th-century architecture, will be our base for the first few days of the program. We will move to Rotterdam, the largest port city in Europe and home to an array of new architectural masterworks, for the second part of the trip. These culturally rich cities provide a base for explorations to the surrounding regions. The program includes field trips to a set of smaller towns around these large metropolitan areas and a fieldwork project in the small university town of Delft. In addition, the accessible program location allows students to take day trips on their own to Belgium, Germany, or France on off days.


Program Criteria

Participants must complete the required online application and be fully admitted to the program. In addition, program participants should be prepared to participate in medium length, slow-paced bicycle tours (10 to 15 miles). While expert cycling skills are not necessary, a basic comfort level with riding in neighborhoods and low volume city streets is required. English is widely spoken in the Netherlands, and there is no language requirement.


Program Dates

On campus class dates: June 4, 11, and 14, 2019
Departure from U.S.: June 23, 2019
First day of class (abroad): June 24, 2019
Last day of class (abroad): July 5, 2019
Return from program: July 6, 2019
On campus class dates: July 26, 2019





 


Course Options

GEO 4310 Regional Field Studies
GEO 4336 Transportation Systems
POSI 4322 Public Policy Formulation
POSI 4397 Research in Public Administration
PA 5351 Urban Transportation Policy
PA 5387 Research Practicum





 

Cost: $4,168 (Undergraduate) | $4,468 (Graduate)

Cost includes:

  • $200 non-refundable application fee
  • $300 non-refundable program deposit
  • Tuition and fees for six hours of university credit
  • Lodging
  • Scheduled visits and excursions
  • International insurance (health, travel assistance, and liability)

Payment Schedule

With Application (On or Before February 15, 2019) $200 Non-refundable application fee
March 1, 2019 $300 Non-refundable program deposit
May 30, 2019
$2,000
$1,668
Program fees
Tuition






*Please add an additional $50 per credit hour for graduate courses.
Students must have satisfied one of the payment options offered by Student Business Services by the May 30, 2019 deadline.



Netherlands


Estimated Additional Expenses Not Included in Total Cost

Airfare $1,800
Meals $800 
Books, supplies, and miscellaneous expenditures $500


 

International Education Fee Scholarship

All eligible students are encouraged to apply for the International Education Fee Scholarship. Scholarship applications will be accepted from November 15, 2018 until February, 1 2019.
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.