Netherlands Seneff Honors Study Abroad
Interdisciplinary Honors (IDH 2955)
1 credit hour
- May 12, 2023 - May 20, 2023
Before reviewing this page or applying to this program, read the entire COVID-19 Statement. If you have questions, please contact SAGE. All information is subject to change. Prices are an estimate only until flights are booked and could fluctuate.
If you enjoy making lifelong friendships and learning about different cultures from the “native” perspective, then this trip is for you. This is not your typical sightseeing trip, even though you will see beautiful sights both natural (long bike rides in the county side) and manmade (Van Gogh museum and windmills); this trip is all about experiencing culture alongside your Dutch classmates at Koning Willem I College in the Netherlands. You will attend classes, visit museums and ride bikes together. You will get to experience their culture first hand.
Please note - this course is enhanced by service learning. Students who participate in this short-term study abroad program will earn service hours towards their Service Learning graduation recognition. The service learning component is related to mental health awareness. Please contact the faculty for more details on service projects.
Students enrolled in this course will earn credit for participation in approved study abroad programs in the Valencia Honors Program. Course content will vary each year, but will involve activities that satisfy at least one of the following program outcomes: (1) Recognize and weigh different perspectives in primary and secondary sources; (2) Produce original work and scholarly research; (3) Connect learning across academic disciplines.
Things to Consider Before You Apply
- Familiarize yourself with the Netherlands’ travel risk outlook, including COVID-19 entry restrictions and levels. Please visit the Department of State by clicking here and the CDC by clicking here to see more information.
- This program is open to Honors students in good standing only. Please see GPA requirements.
- All face-to-face pre-departure and re-entry meetings are required.
- Students should expect to walk and bike at least 5- 10 miles per day, sometimes on uneven surfaces. Bring comfortable walking shoes.
- Students will be traveling in the country via airplane, train, bicycle, and/or bus. Packing light will be critical since the group will be moving around to different cities during the program. Be prepared to transport your personal belongings during those transitions.
- If a student has dietary restrictions, he/she should be prepared with extra money for meals and snacks. Dietary needs will be communicated beforehand but alternate meals may not be available due to travel arrangements, and students should plan accordingly.
- Daily breakfast and two dinners will be included in the price. All other snacks, meals, souvenirs/shopping, and structured free time activities will be the responsibility of the student.
- Students must acquire passports. Passport fees, course tuition, and course materials are not included in the price.
- Students can expect to share room accommodations with students of the same gender with bathrooms shared.
- During free time, students must always be in a group of three or more for safety reasons.
- Students are not allowed to drink alcohol per SAGE and Student Development rules.
- It is important to understand that students will be acting as cultural ambassadors from the U.S. and representing Valencia positively to our foreign hosts. Students will be expected to follow the Valencia Student Code of Conduct.
- Be 18-years-old by time of travel.
- Have an Institutional GPA of 3.25 at time of application.
- Meet course requirements, including prerequisites if applicable.
- Be a degree-seeking student with Valencia College.
- Completed one semester within last year.
- Completed 12 college-level credits by time of travel.
- Have not received a SAGE scholarship in the current academic year.
- Current student in the Seneff Honors College
This program will receive partial funding from Valencia's Student Development Office and the Seneff Honors College. These departments will be contributing a percentage towards the cost of participation. Funding is limited to a set number of students per program.
Eligible students can use their financial aid to cover part or all of the final payment and/or additional program costs (airfare, accommodations, meals, etc.) as long as the course satisfies your degree requirements. Complete a MY EDUCATION PLAN or meet with an Academic Advisor for details. It is important that this course count towards your degree or certificate program; otherwise, your financial aid payment may be reduced.
Program Fee Includes
- Roundtrip airfare
- Daily Breakfast, some lunches/dinners
- Cultural and Professional Visits
- All Ground Transportation
- On-site Director and support
- Medical and Travel Insurance
Program Fee Does Not Include
- Some lunches and dinners
- Course tuition and Fees
- Airport Departure Fees and Taxes
- Luggage transport/storage Fees
- Passport Fees
- Visa (not required for U.S. citizens)
- Spending money
All Meetings are required
- 02/03/2023 Orientation
1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
- 02/16/22 Meeting #1
- 03/23/22 Meeting #2
- 00/00/22 Meeting #3 - April TBA
All Meetings are required
- 00/00/22 Meeting #1
- 00/00/22 Meeting #2
Please note that the program may be altered or cancelled at any time at the discretion of Valencia College, and, in many circumstances, airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student may not be refundable. Dates and prices are subject to change without notice before the application deadline.