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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: English
Type of Housing: Dormitory, Homestay Undergraduate/Graduate: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:


*Program pending approval and subject to change

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

Amsterdam & Rotterdam

What You Will Learn

The program focuses on understanding the political and urban design components of sustainable transportation systems. The Netherlands, with its connected network of bicycle facilities linked to an extensive rail network, is a world leader in administering these systems. We will build a deep understanding of these systems 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 Leiden, Weesp, and Dordrecht, 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 6, 12, and 15, 2018
Departure from U.S.: June 24, 2018
First day of class (abroad): June 25, 2018
Last day of class (abroad): July 6, 2018
Return from program: July 7, 2018
On campus class dates: July 27, 2018


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: $4,171 (Undergraduate) | $4,471 (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 $200 Non-refundable application fee
March 1, 2018 $300 Non-refundable program deposit
Program fees

*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 SBS deadline.


Estimated expenses not included in the total cost:

Estimated international airfare: $1,700
Additional meals: $225
Additional local transportation: $175
Books and supplies: $20

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.