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*Faculty-Directed: Biological Anthropology-Sexual Health & Behavior in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Spring
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Type of Program: UCCS Faculty-directed Programs Areas of Study: Anthropology
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
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Biological Anthropology: Sexual Health & Behavior in Amsterdam

Dr. Michelle Dorne-Assistant Professor 

This inaugural spring-break program will lead students to Amsterdam to explore the anthropology of sexual health and behavior in Amsterdam. Led by Dr. Michelle Dorne, Assistant Professor, students will learn about how sexual health and sexual education compares in contrast to the U.S. Students will learn through overseas lectures and visiting venues that showcase the approach to sex and sexuality in Amsterdam. Visits include a tour of the Red Light District, Museum of Prostitution, Atria Library and Amsterdam Sex Museum. 

Course and Credit Information

Term Credit: Spring 2019
Credit Amount: 3 credits undergraduate
Course Name: ANTH 4300 Advanced Topics in Physical Anthropology

Students will commence this course with two pre-departure meetings. They will ready primary literature on sexual health and sexual education outcomes, as well as reading public health program overviews. In Amsterdam, they will complete work on several museums and journals.

Please Note: Students are responsible for paying UCCS tuition as necessary based on enrollment during the program. UCCS tuition is not included in the program costs


Participants will be staying in a central Amsterdam hotel in double occupancy rooms with breakfast included daily. 

Cost and Payment Information

Program Fee: $1,945 (deposit/initial payment of $500 due December 10, 2018; balance due January 30, 2019)
UCCS Deposit: $200 non-refundable deposit (due December 10, 2018; this is an extension from the original due date of November 10, 2018)
UCCS International Affairs Registration Fee: $50 non-refundable
Total: $2,145

Includes: Hotel, Breakfast Daily, Entrances to all activities/museums on schedule
Not Included: International Round-trip Airfare, travel/medical insurance, additional meals, public transit as necessary, tuition for the class, spending money

A non-refundable deposit of $200 will be due by December 10, 2018 (payable to UCCS-International Affairs; this is an extension from the original due date of November 10, 2018). In order to pay the deposit, participants will need to start their application to access the deposit form. Once deposit and application are complete, participants will be able to pay the program fee online directly to Tumlare.

To make the $500 deposit/initial payment to Tumlare please visit This payment needs to be made by December 10, 2018 to secure your spot on the trip. The remainder of the program fee is due by January 30, 2019 and can be paid at the same website.

Dates and Itinerary

Dates: March 24-30, 2019
Note: Due to overnight flights to Amsterdam, students will need to depart from the USA on March 23 to arrive for the start of the program on March 24.

March 24: Guided walking tour of Amsterdam, Canal Cruise
March 25: Half day walking tour of Red Light District
March 26: Museum of Prostitution
March 27: Atria Library and LGBTQ friendly venues in Amsterdam
March 28: Hogeweyk Visit
March 29: Amsterdam Sex Museum
March 30: Depart for US

Health and Safety

Health and safety are paramount to a successful experience studying abroad. We encourage students to research health and safety considerations of the destination in which they wish to go. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) and the Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) provide up to date and comprehensive information about health and safety abroad. Please visit the following links to find more information:
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About Dr. Michelle Dorne

Michelle J. Escasa-Dorne is a biological anthropologist with research interests in human behavioral ecology, maternal health, sexual health, behavioral neuroendocrinology, and human relationships. 

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/24/2019 03/30/2019
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/01/2019 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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