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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Delft, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer A-Term
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  • Budget Sheets: Summer A-Term
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A-Term 2019 01/31/2019 02/12/2019 06/17/2019 07/19/2019
Program Information:

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Location Amsterdam and Delft, Netherlands
Academic Term Summer A-Term
June 17 – July 19, 2019
Estimated Program Fee $4,450
Credits 6 for graduate students, 10 for undergraduates (Honors courses Areas of Knowledge designated)
Prerequisites None. English is universally spoken in the Netherlands.
Program Directors Trent Hill | tghill62@uw.edu
Rose Paquet | rosepk@uw.edu
Carey Christie | forcarey@uw.edu
Program Manager Katherine R Kroeger | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline January 31, 2018
Information Sessions Thursday, Nov 29, 12:30pm (MGH 211 - Honors Library)
Wednesday, Dec 5, 1:30pm (MGH 211 - Honors Library)
Thursday, Jan 10, 2:00pm (MGH 211 - Honors Library)
HIGHLIGHTS
General How do political, social, and economic factors affect people experiencing homelessness in The Netherlands and in the U.S.? How can efforts to better include that population impact the work (and value) of cultural-heritage organizations? Combining digital humanities and digital scholarship with examples of how the cultural-heritage sector incorporates (or ignores) legacies of colonialism, neoliberalism and contemporary social problems in both the Netherlands and the U.S. Explore the interplay between culture and values in program design, including how factors like diversity, research and assessment are essential to the process of making a case for innovation in library and museum design by visiting and studying real-world examples in the Netherlands.
Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Note that there are strict rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area that may impact a student's ability to travel within the region before or after their program, or to attend two subsequent programs in this area. It is critical that the student reviews the information and scenarios here to learn more about Schengen area visa requirements.
 

Program Description

This program will be held in collaboration with faculty and professionals from several Dutch academic, research, and cultural organizations, including DANS (Data Archiving and Network Services), the Dutch national eHumanities platform, the office of the Chief Science Officer of the City of Amsterdam, the Delft Public Library (DOK), and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Based in two cities: Amsterdam, the political and cultural capital of the Netherlands; and Delft, a historic university town centrally located between The Hague and Rotterdam, the program will provide students the opportunity to consider the intersection between diversity, innovation, and management in a culture that has many affinities with American society but is different enough to provide a critical perspective on the opportunities and challenges facing libraries and museums here. The program will examine how innovation works in library, information, and museum services, practices, and designs in the Netherlands. It will look at what, exactly, "innovation" means in institutional settings; the interplay between culture and values in program design; the ways libraries and museums work with diversity; research, assessment, and the process of making a case for innovation; and innovation-focused program assessment. We will also look at digital humanities and digital scholarship in general and the role(s) they play in innovation in the contemporary library and museum worlds. We will explore these in topics as well as questions of how the cultural-heritage sector deals with the legacy of colonialism, neo-liberalism, and contemporary social problems in both the Netherlands and the U.S. We will also examine the political, social, and economic factors that affect the population of people experiencing homelessness in the Netherlands and the U.S. and how that population impacts the work of cultural-heritage organizations. Outside of the classroom, participants will take part in field trips and site visits to museums, libraries, and historical sites as part of their immersion in Dutch culture.
 

LOCATION

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Sites

Amsterdam and Delft, Netherlands

Housing

In Amsterdam, students will stay at the Bicycle Hotel conveniently located in an ethnically diverse neighborhood. In Delft housing is at the Emauspoort Hotel. Students participating in this program should be comfortable staying for extended periods in family-run European hotels, which have small rooms and shared showers. In addition, students will use public transportation and there will be walks throughout the cities.

ACADEMICS

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Prerequisites and Language Requirements

None. English is universally spoken in the Netherlands. Students should be comfortable staying for extended periods in family-run European hotels, which might have small rooms and shared showers. Students need to be able to take public transportation and walk up a few flights of stairs. Some of the site visits and activities will require a great deal of walking or wheeling.

Credits

6 for graduate students, 10 for undergraduates (Honors courses Areas of Knowledge designated) UW Quarter Credits

Courses

INFX 597: Dutch Designs: Innovation in Library, Museum, and Information Services in the Netherlands (6 (for Graduate students) credits) N/A

This 6 credit graduate level course will examine how innovation works in library, information, and museum services, practices, and designs in the Netherlands. It will look at what, exactly, "innovation" means in institutional settings; the interplay between culture and values in program design; the ways libraries and museums work with diversity; research, assessment, and the process of making a case for innovation; and innovation-focused program assessment. We will also look at digital humanities and digital scholarship in general and the role(s) they play in innovation in the contemporary library and museum worlds. This course will also involve a cross-cultural exploration of the political, social, and economic factors that affect the population of people experiencing homelessness in the Netherlands and the U.S., focusing on the ways in which those factors impact the work of cultural-heritage organizations (such as libraries, museums, and archives) as they seek to address the needs of that population through the development of new processes, programs, and services. We will examine this in the overall context of how cultural-heritage organizations are transforming their service models to address new developments in culture, society, and technology.

Learning goals include:
Students will examine the concept of innovation as it applies to the creation and delivery of services and resources in library, museum, and information system settings; Students will examine the role culture(s), at many levels, plays in innovation; Students will investigate the way successful programs in these settings address diversity in their development and ongoing assessment and improvement. Students will accomplish these by successfully compiling and analyzing a case study based in an institution or service of their choosing. They will also submit a creative project that reflects on their experience of traveling and studying in the Netherlands

HON 233: Dutch Designs: Innovation in Library, Museum, and Information Services in the Netherlands (5 credits) I&S, W

The course will examine how innovation works in library, information, and museum services, practices, and designs in the Netherlands. It will look at what, exactly, "innovation" means in institutional settings; the interplay between culture and values in program design; the ways libraries and museums work with diversity; research, assessment, and the process of making a case for innovation; and innovation-focused program assessment. We will also look at digital humanities and digital scholarship in general and the role(s) they play in innovation in the contemporary library and museum worlds.

 

HON 384: Homelessness in the Netherlands: Cultural-Heritage Humanitarian Innovations (5 credits) VLPA/I&S, W

This course will involve a cross-cultural exploration of the political, social, and economic factors that affect the population of people experiencing homelessness in the Netherlands and the U.S., focusing on the ways in which those factors impact the work of cultural-heritage organizations (such as libraries, museums, and archives) as they seek to address the needs of that population through the development of new processes, programs, and services. We will examine this in the overall context of how cultural-heritage organizations are transforming their service models to address new developments in culture, society, and technology.

Learning goals include:
Students will examine the role culture(s), at many levels, plays in innovation, as well as the impact that local, regional, and national political processes have on innovation initiatives in the cultural heritage sector.

 


 

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

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Trent Hill
Senior Lecturer, Information School

Trent Hill is a Senior Lecturer for the iSchool, where he has served on the faculty since 2002. Dr. Hill teaches courses in knowledge organization, thesaurus construction, human information behavior, and instructional design. His published research is on the history and concept of “genre” in music as well as its relationship to classification systems. Trent has been traveling to the Netherlands both professionally and personally since 1996, and has seen most of the country, much of it on bicycle. He has been directing study abroad programs there since 2008.
tghill62@uw.edu

Rose Paquet
PhD Student, Information School

As a PhD student in the Information School, Rose weaves together her scholarship, practice-based work, and social justice activism. Rose Paquet’s interests are in the history and theoretical underpinnings of museums. She received a masters in Museology and has been studying inclusion discourses, policies, and practices in museums since. In 2012, she co-founded The Incluseum, an ongoing project and blog to promote critical discourse and reflexivity on inclusion in museums. Her research focus is in the potential of digital tools to unsettle and enact radical new forms of museums and museum-like organizations, as well as how design methods can be employed to support and extend these activities.
rosepk@uw.edu

Carey Christie
Alumni Relations & Communications Specialist, UAA: University Honors Program

Carey currently runs alumni relations and communications for the Honors Program, which makes her a nexus for faculty, student, and staff ideas to collect, conglomerate, and build energy. She produces the Global Challenges — Interdisciplinary Answers series as part of her work, bringing together great minds from disparate fields around subjects selected by Honors freshmen. Prior to joining UW Honors Carey was the Director of Events and Promotions at The Stranger, where she ran the Genius Awards 501C3 and collaborated on events and special projects with creatives and cultural leaders from every sector. Carey has lived in London, Chicago, New York City and Amsterdam. In Amsterdam, Carey gave walking tours and worked full time as a set-designer and gorilla marketing specialist at what is now the longest-running show in Holland: an American-style improvisational cabaret called Boom Chicago.

FINANCES

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Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $4,450

Included in the program fee:

  • $450 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Housing
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1,100 (approx))
  • Food (about $30)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: July 12, 2018

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans.  To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS

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Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

You must register for the UW Study Abroad orientation. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for an orientation session.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Visas

UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

$350 of the total program fee and the $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.

Additional Info

Students are required to attend a full-day orientation session in Seattle in preparation for the program, tentatively scheduled from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019. We will also host information sessions on the following dates and times: Thursday, Nov. 29, 12:30 p.m. (MGH 211 - Honors Library); Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m. (MGH 211 - Honors Library); Thursday, Jan.10, 2:00 p.m. (MGH 211 - Honors Library). There will also be several online information sessions; for information on those, contact Trent Hill at tghill62@uw.edu.