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Embedded Spring: Sister Republics: The Netherlands and America
Utrecht, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Located on the banks of the Rhine River, Utrecht was founded over 2000 years ago and has been an important city in Western Europe since the Middle Ages. The traces of Utrecht’s medieval splendor are still much in evidence from the cobblestone streets to the majestic Dom cathedral tower that soars above the city. Yet Utrecht is a young and vibrant city with a diverse, multi-ethnic population of over 300,000 and is home to its largest university, The University of Utrecht, which is consistently ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world. Students will have ample opportunities to enjoy the pleasures of this charming city – from strolling centuries-old canals and exploring the distinctive wharf cellars to experiencing the fun of riding a bicycle through medieval streets and enjoying the many cafes and restaurants in the city center.
This program is only open to students enrolled in the SAS Honors Program or Rutgers Honors College.
To view the program’s 2016 syllabus, please click here. Please note this is a sample syllabus, all of its content is subject to change.
The field experience in Utrecht will build on the spring honors seminar “Sister Republics: The Netherlands and America,” and take students to key historic and cultural sites in Utrecht. Rutgers students will meet and engage with Honors students and faculty at the University College Utrecht (UCU), a small international honors college within the University of Utrecht. The UCU has its own quiet tree-lined campus within the university. Students will explore and debate issues with which both American and Dutch researchers are wrestling, including adaptation to climate change and rising sea levels, the impact of globalization on local and national economies, and the rise of ethnic and religious intolerance.
For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Accommodations and Meals
Students will stay in shared hostel rooms at the Hostel Ultrecht-Bunnik. The Hostel is less than 5 km from the center of Utrecht and is a lovely bike ride through a forest to the University campus.
Breakfast will be included in the program fee, but students can expect to pay for most of their other meals.
For more information about the program cost and additional non-billable expenses for this program, please view the program budget sheet.
For more information about finances, including information about financial aid and tuition remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Center for Global Education withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching scholarship opportunities as early as possible. There are many kinds of scholarships available, with different eligibility requirements and application criteria. To get a sense of what scholarships are available for your program, please download the Scholarships-at-a-Glance worksheet and visit our scholarship directory for a comprehensive list of study abroad scholarships.