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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Spring (May Abroad)
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Sponsorship: CWRU-arranged Click here for a definition of this term Program Purpose: Study
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Hotel Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Director/Assistant Director: Leah Jeunnette, Bioethics ( Credit Type: Graduate, Undergraduate
Case Credit Type: Engineering Humanities Credit, Global and Diversity Credit Number of Credits: 3
Deposit: 200 Click here for a definition of this term Remainder of Program Fee: 2650
Included in Program Cost: Admission fees, Breakfast, Excursion, Housing, In-country transportation Not Included in Program Cost: Dinner, Flights, Lunch
Click here for a definition of this term Total Program Cost: $2850
Program Description:
BETH 315A:  BETH 315A/415A: Women's Health & Public Health Ethics in the Netherlands

Due to COVID-19, International travel for Spring 2021 programs has been suspended. 
We are hopeful to offer Bioethics Study Abroad courses in Winter Break 2021-2022 and Spring 2022.  Inquiries can be sent to

This one week 3-credit intensive course will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Taught by faculty from Case Western Reserve University, University of Cincinnati, and a variety of academic, governmental, and community-based organizations in The Netherlands, this course offers students a cross-cultural perspective on ethical dilemmas raised by the policies and practices of public health in the United States and the Netherlands. Specifically, this course examines policies and practices related to access to health care, health disparities, substance use and misuse, infectious disease prevention, sex work, human trafficking, sex education, and reproductive health and considers how and why they differ given the cultural and political contexts of the U.S. and The Netherlands. We will examine the moral underpinnings, rationales, and outcomes of Dutch and American policies, and encourage course participants to interrogate their own assumptions on these often divisive issues. Prior to the trip, students will attend two lectures held via teleconference at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Cincinnati, which will acquaint them with the theoretical approaches to public health ethics and major issues raised in the practice of public health in the United States. In the Netherlands, students will attend site visits, lectures, and discussion sessions aimed at exploring the ethics of public health policy and practice in the Netherlands, with the option of concentrating their learning experience on matters pertaining to sex or drugs. Following the intensive course week in-country, students will attend one final session at their home universities to debrief on the experience, address questions or concerns and prepare for the final research paper on a topic in their area of concentration.

This program is currently not accepting applications.