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UW-Platteville Short-Term Faculty-Led - Going Dutch: Exploring Agriculture in The Netherlands
Dronten, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: UW-Platteville Education Abroad applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018
**
Rolling Admission 05/21/2018 06/03/2018
Summer 2019 04/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study:
Agriculture, Agriculture Education, Agronomy, All, Animal Behavior, Animal Science, Biology, Botany, Cultural Studies, Environment and Society, Environmental Horticulture, European Studies, Horticulture, International Studies, International Education, Land Management, Reclamation
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Program Model:
Short-Term Faculty-Led
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Housing:
Dormitory
Years of Eligibility:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

      

AGRIC 4600 - Going Dutch: Exploring Agriculture in the Netherlands

Summer 2018: May 21 - June 3, 2018
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

 



Course Description
The course is designed as a field experience that will take place in The Netherlands. The course will broaden student awareness on governmental, cultural, societal and agricultural issues in the country of travel. This will be done through cooperating colleges/universities and scheduled educational activities and tours. This course will focus on the similarities and differences found in production Agriculture systems between the United States and The Netherlands. Cultural aspects will be studied via museum tours (historical, art, etc.) that will enable the student to reflect on Dutch culture’s influence on their own culture.

Highlights include:

  • Visiting agricultural research sites and local farms
  • Staying at our partner institution, Ares University of Applied Sciences in Dronten
  • Spending time in Amsterdam, Kinderdijik, and other beautiful Dutch cities
  • All things Dutch!
       

Course Structure

PRE-DEPARTURE: Prior to departure, students are required to attend 8 pre-departure sessions which will prepare them for their upcoming study abroad experience. These sessions will allow students to interact with the group as well as learn about Dutch culture, health and safety abroad, and course expectations. 

IN-COUNTRY: Students will be required to keep a daily journal, participating in daily group reflections, maintaining social media/blog, and active participation in the course as a whole. 

RE-ENTRY: Students must complete a final report and give a minimum of 3 presentations. Upon return, students are also required to attend the Re-Entry session facilitated by the Education Abroad Office in early September.

Level: 4000-level course work

Term: Pre-Summer Session, 2018

Prerequisites: Freshman and above
                        Minimum 2.5 GPA

Course Load: One 3-credit course

Grading: A-F only, cannot be audited; must be enrolled in the course for credit

Application Materials Required: A brief interview with one of the course instructors
                                                     One letter of recommendation

Students will receive credit for AGRIC 4600. This course also satisfies the International Education General Education requirement. 
 

Program Co-Leaders

Dr. Donita Cartmill is an Associate Professor of Environmental Horticulture in the UW-Platteville School of Agriculture. And Dr. Andrew Cartmill is an Assistant Professor of Soil and Crop Science in the UW-Platteville School of Agriculture. This will be their third time leading a short-term faculty-led program abroad.
 

Housing and Meals
Students will be staying in the dormitories at our partner university, Ares University of Applied Sciences. 

All meals are out-of-pocket expenses. Students should plan to set aside approximately $500 for food (approximately $40/day).
 

Program Fees

A $50 non-refundable Education Abroad application fee is due before your application can be reviewed. 

The estimated program cost is $3,440*. This includes program administrative fees, 3 credits of tuition, transportation (international airfare and in The Netherlands), accommodation, entrance to course related excursions and site visits, and international medical and accident insurance. The program fee will be charged to your PASS account in full. All regular registration and late fees will apply.
* Program cost is based on 16 students

The program cost does NOT include passport, transportation to gateway airport (Chicago O'Hare), meals and personal spending. Out-of-pocket costs are estimated to be $500-$550. Please also keep in mind the following:
  • Fees may change based on final enrollment, changes in fuel prices, and exchange rates
  • Fee differentials apply for non-WI/MN residents ($100) and TSI students ($40)
  • Veterans: Please contact the Education Abroad office if you have eligibility under the Wisconsin GI Bill
Students will have two weeks upon their acceptance to commit to the program. Program fees are due IN FULL before departure. 

Apply for the UW-Platteville International Study Scholarship by visiting the Education Abroad website. Applicants must show financial need on their FAFSA to qualify. Scholarship awards will be dispersed to student's PASS account approximately two weeks before program departure.

Withdrawal Policy
Students who withdraw on or after the day of commitment will be financially responsible for a $165 Education Abroad administrative fee and all non-recoverable expenses. Non-recoverable expenses include anything UW-Platteville has paid for on behalf of the participant (i.e. airfare, housing, tickets, etc.) and is unable to recover from an organization or vendor. Students who withdraw on or after the program start date will be financially responsible for the entire program fee.
 

Passports
Passports should be valid for at least six months after program end date. To learn more about applying for a passport, please visit the U.S. Department of State website. You can apply for a passport here in Platteville at the local post office. For more information, visit their website

Visa
For now, Americans do not need a visa to enter The Netherlands. Travelers with American passports can visit the Netherlands for a period of up to 90 days without a visa.
 

For More Information Contact

Program Co-Leader
Dr. Donita Cartmill
Agriculture
Email: cartmilld@uwplatt.edu
Phone: 608-342-6026
 
Program Co-Leader:
Dr. Andrew Cartmill
Agriculture
Email: cartmilla@uwplatt.edu
Phone: 608-342-7651
 
Program Coordinator
Alyssa Shaff
Education Abroad 
Email: shaffa@uwplatt.edu
Phone: 608-342-6151 

Program Ratings:
Academic Experience: 1 2 3 4
Cultural Value: 1 2 3 4 5
Accommodation: 1 2 3 4
Food: 1 2 3 4
Safety: 1 2 3 4
Program Provider Administration: 1 2 3 4
Host Country Program Administration: 1 2 3 4
Overall Experience: 1 2 3 4 5
 
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