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UCF in the Netherlands | Social Work Perspectives on Sexuality Abroad
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
Budget Sheets Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/02/2018 06/09/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Social Policy, Social Work Housing Options: Hotel
Language of Instruction:
English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 03 Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Type: Short Term
Program Description:
UCF in the Netherlands: Social Work Perspectives on Sexuality Abroad
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Summer A 2018
June 2 - 9, 2018 

View this presentation to learn more about this exciting program- Learn More About Social Work Perspectives Program

Amsterdam Street  Amsterdam Basilica  I am Amsterdam

Program Description:

The key audience for this program is students with majors/interests in providing services in helping professions including, but not limited to, social work, counseling, and psychology. 

The purpose of Social Work Perspectives of Sexuality Abroad is to examine the perceptions, definitions, and experiences of human sexuality in the context of society. The course will examine these factors as they are expressed and experienced in the U.S. through social norms, attitudes, beliefs, and policies, and juxtapose them with attitudes and behaviors in The Netherlands. 

Group Tour Amsterdam

Learning Objectives:

By participating in this study abroad program, students will be able to:

  1. Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development;
  2. Recognize and manage personal values in ways that allow professional values to guide practice;
  3. Recognize the extent to which a culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create privilege and power;
  4. Recognize and communicate their understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experience
  5. View themselves as learners and engage those with whom they work as informants. 
I Am Amsterdam     Group Dinner Amster

Program Itinerary 2018 (Subject to Amendment) 
  • Day 1: Arrival in Amsterdam and transfer to accommodation. Health/Safety orientation and guided walking tour of Amsterdam, and Welcome Dinner (included)
  • Day 2: Enjoy a self-guided visit to Zaanse Schans, a recreated old world Dutch village with wooden houses, windmills and crafts. Group lunch followed by free time to continue exploring Zaanse Schans and Zaandam or return to Amsterdam. Meals included: breakfast and lunch. 
  • Day 3: Enjoy a presentation and Q&A and Soa Aids. Spend the afternoon at NEMO Science Museum, with a guided tour of Teen Facts Exhibit and a Q&A session. Meals included: Breakfast. 
  • Day 4: Visit and Q&A with he Prostitute Information Center, followed by a tour of the Red Light District. Lunch at Dignita, followed by a presentation from Not For Sale or a guest speaker from Buro Brycx. In the afternoon, visit the Amsterdam Sex Museum. Meals included: breakfast and lunch. 
  • Day 5: Enjoy a presentation at Rutgers in Utrecht followed by group lunch and free time to explore Utrecht. In the afternoon, a guest speaker, Aurora Meneses da Silva, a couples therapist in Amsterdam will deliver a presentation. Meals included: breakfast and lunch. 
  • Day 6: Presentations from guest speakers, Wielie Elhorst and Christiaan Ravensberger, on religion and LGBTQ issues in the Netherlands. In the afternoon, a presentation and Q&A with IHLIA LGBT Heritage, an organization with prominent collections and archives that document the history of the LGBT community. Meals included: breakfast. 
  • Day 7: Free day. Meal included: breakfast and dinner. 
  • Day 8: Check out of accommodation and transfer to airport for departure to US. Meals included: breakfast

Amsterdam Church Steps

Course Syllabus: Social Work Perspectives on Sexuality Abroad 

*Please note that all participants must enroll in this course and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program

Lookout Amsterdam

Program Leader: Dr. Tameca Harris-Jackson (

Dr. Tameca N. Harris-Jackson is a faculty member and serves as the Coordinator for Academic Support and Assessment in the Online MSW track in UCF's School of Social Work.  She is a graduate of Widener University’s doctoral program in Human Sexuality and University of Maryland-Baltimore’s Master of Social Work program. Dr. Harris-Jackson has worked in the field of social work as clinician, supervisor, consultant, and researcher and she has a passion for teaching. Her research interests include women's sexual and mental health, sexual health disparities, and faith/spirituality. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fur babies (2 dogs), watching Hulu, and scouting the area for the latest vegan goodies. 
HJ Country Store

Inclusions & Exclusions (subject to amendment) 
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
  • Accommodation: Hotel with 3-star rating with double occupancy. 
  • Cultural Experiences / Excursions:
    • Welcome orientation, including guided walking tour of Amsterdam
    • Lectures and guest speakers as outlined on itinerary
    • Entrance fees for Zaanse Schans and Amsterdam Sex Museum
    • Industry visits and Q&A at: Soa Aids, NEMO Science Museum and Prostitute Information Center
  • Meals:
    • Daily breakfast to energize you for the day
    • Special welcome dinner to kick-off the program
    • (3) Group lunches at Zaanse Schans, Dignita and Utrecht
    • Group farewell dinner 
  •  Transportation:
    • Transportation from and to the airport via private motor coach  
    • In-country public transportation for all group activities, as listed on the itinerary
    • All gratuities and service charges for guides, drivers and servers 
  • UCF Abroad Administrative Fee 
  • UCF Travel Insurance Policy (more details to follow at pre-departure meeting)

The following are not included as part of the program fee:
  • Flights
  • UCF Tuition
  • Passport or visa expenses
  • Personal or other miscellaneous expenses
  • Meals other than those listed on the itinerary
  • Currency exchange fees

Pricing (based upon the minimum number of students and subject to change)

Program fee: $2,885

Payment 1: $1,000 is due on February 28, 2018
Payment 2: $1,885 is due on March 30, 2018

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless otherwise noted), independent travel or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. Students should NOT purchase airfare until they have been told to do so by the UCF Abroad Office. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.