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

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


Program fee: TBD for 2018 (2017 cost $2,760) 
For details on what the program fee includes please see program Budget Sheet

Payment 1: TBD
Payment 2: TBD

The following services are included as part of the program fee:

  • Double occupancy hotel
  • Breakfasts
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • 2 lunches
  • Local and airport transportation
  • Program excursions
  • UCF Abroad administrative fee ($350)
The following are not included:
  • Tuition
  • Flights

Program Cost Disclaimer: 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. The UCF Abroad Office will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students when to reserve flights, students should not make any travel arrangements until being directed to do so by this office. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event that travel plans change. UCF Abroad will make reasonable efforts to notify students via their Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF Abroad's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.