University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Summer 2018: Amsterdam BHAN - micro

Program Dates June 04, 2018 - June 23, 2018
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview This study abroad is a great opportunity for anyone interested in combining their love of sport with an academic study abroad experience. The course being offered, BHAN236, Health and Physical Activity Abroad, is largely experiential in nature and will require participation in physical activities that are both popular or unique to the Netherlands, as well as those aligned with each student's expressed sport interest. Course assignments and discussions will focus on how these activities developed in the Netherlands and how they have impacted the health and quality-of-life of the population. The course will address all components of personal health (physical, social, emotional, environmental, and spiritual) and provide opportunities for growth in each. Students will be required to attend all classes, write several short papers, and keep a journal.

Student-athletes will be exposed to other student-athletes from the U.S. as well as other European countries. Student-athletes will be able to train in their chosen sport with international athletes and coaches, thereby observing different training protocols and methods that may differ from those in the U.S. Participating with other student-athletes from around the globe will allow students to develop personal relationships with other devotees of their sport, as well as other athletes from UD.

Further, students will participate in volunteer work with local children.
Students will be housed with other students in this program in shared, furnished apartments with kitchen facilities. Breakfast is provided daily, as well as a few other meals.

The Program Fee includes an orientation program in Amsterdam, airport transfers, all excursions and cultural activities, local transportation, training and coaching, housing, and international medical insurance. Breakfast is provided daily. Several other group meals will be provided; students are responsible for the rest of their meals, and for having a working cell phone.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Amsterdam. Students will receive detailed travel instructions upon acceptance. Students will also be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
BHAN 236: Health and Physical Activity Abroad (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Multicultural
UNIV 370-176: Study Abroad - Amsterdam BHAN - micro (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,485.00$3,984.00
Final Program Fee$4,100.00$4,100.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $5,615.00$8,114.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$900.00$900.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Steve Goodwin
Faculty Director
Behavioral Health and Nutrition
026 Carpenter Sports Bldg.

Submit Program Application by 5pm on February 20, 2018
Recommendation also due by 5pm on February 20, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: February 28, 2018

Interest Meetings:
02/15/2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, 002 CSB

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.