CIEE High School Summer Abroad: Queer Life & Activism in Amsterdam

    CIEE High School Summer Abroad: Queer Life & Activism in Amsterdam


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: Netherlands
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Social Justice, LGBTQ
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
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    Live and learn in a city famous for its canals, coffeehouses and liberal politics! High school students attending this three week CIEE Global Navigator program in Amsterdam will gain demonstrated knowledge about LGBTQ rights and laws in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the U.S.

    Narrow, winding streets and gabled 17th century rooftops, Rembrandt Square, the Flower Market and the Anne Frank house. Although Amsterdam is known for its rich artistic heritage and important historic landmarks, its mindset is definitely not stuck in the past.

    Here you’ll explore issues surrounding queer identity and LGBTQ rights in one of the world’s most open-minded societies. Amsterdam makes for a fascinating case study and living laboratory for your summer studies as you delve into LGBTQ issues in the here and now – and then compare this with the state of affairs in the U.S.

    Outside of class and community activism, you’ll still have time to soak up the culture and summer sun through activities and free time. Live in a hostel with friends, bike along the canals, and take in the sights and sounds of summer. Visit an open-air market, try the legendary Dutch fries with mayonnaise, and get your fill of gooey stroopwafels and puffy poffertjes and explore the different neighborhoods through local activities.

    Over the month you’ll track your daily takeaways and intercultural connections in a multimedia journal – and then present your final insights in an interactive classroom presentation. Come home with lasting memories and a renewed commitment to social justice in all aspects of life.

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