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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

Program Dates: May 14 - 20, 2018


Students will experience (view and hear) what is occurring in the Netherlands as it relates to drug-related issues.  This will assist them in their comparative analysis of drug policies in the Netherlands versus drug policies in the United States. This experience will stimulate the student's critical thinking regarding the current drug issues in the United States, specifically in the North Carolina region. 

Cost: $3,560*

  • tuition for 6 c.h.
  • international health insurance
  • in-program transfer transportation
  • lodging
  • excursions
  • most meals
  • in-country support
Does not include:
  • airfare
  • passport fees
  • visa fees (if applicable)
  • some meals
  • spending money

Undergraduate Courses:

SOCW 4520 Study Abroad

Graduate Courses:

SOCW 6809 Study Abroad

Accommodations & Meals:

Students will be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms.  The majority of meals are included in the cost of the program.


  • Overview of Dutch drug policy by University of Amsterdam expert facility 
  • Law enforcement walking tour of Amsterdam with focus on handling of addicts 
  • Amsterdam Institute for Addiction Research 
  • Nijmegan Institute for Scientists-Practitioner in Addiction
  • Parnassia Addiction Research Centre 
  • Visit to Novadic Kentron treatment centre
  • Meet with private outreach organizations for walk/ride alongs
  • Meet with healthcare professionals 
  • Guided walking tour of the Red Light District in Amsterdam together with the Prostitution Information Centre 
  • Meet with the Dutch Association of Social Workers 
  • Peace Palace in the Hague 
  • Humanity House and presentation by Syrian refugee 

Accessibility: ability to walk up to five miles per day


Minimum 2.0 GPA

Faculty Leaders

  • Michael Daniels
  • Mary S. Jackson

*This is the maximum program cost.  Based on enrollment, cost per student may decrease.  Final program cost will be determined by February 15, 2018.  All cost adjustments will be indicated to confirmed participants.

This program is currently not accepting applications.