|Dates / Deadlines:|
|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|
Summer A 2018
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.
By participating in this study abroad program, students will be able to:
- Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development;
- Recognize and manage personal values in ways that allow professional values to guide practice;
- Recognize the extent to which a culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create privilege and power;
- Recognize and communicate their understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experience
- View themselves as learners and engage those with whom they work as informants.
Program Itinerary (example from Summer 2017)
- Day 1: Arrival in Amsterdam and transfer to accommodation/guided walking tour of Amsterdam, and Welcome Dinner
- Day 2: Visit to Amsterdam's Prostitution Museum/visit to Prostitute Information Center/tour of the Red Light District/group lunch followed by free time
- Day 3: Day trip to The Hague/free time/visit to The Netherlands Institute for Social Research
- Day 4: Presentation at Soa Aids Netherlands (or similar organization)/group lunch/visit to Amsterdam Sex Museum
- Day 5: Guest speaker from Buro Brycx/guest speaker from medical/mental health facility about treatments and services provided to transgender persons/related visit to expose students to sexuality from a faith-based perspective in The Netherlands
- Day 6: Guest speaker from medical/mental health facility about treatments and services provided to transgender persons.
- Day 7: Free day for exploring, shopping, and preparing for departure .
- Day 8: Check out of accommodations and transfer to airport for return.
Program Leader: Dr. Tameca Harris-Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- 2 lunches
- Local and airport transportation
- Program excursions
- UCF Abroad administrative fee ($350)
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.