The first day of the course includes a geographic and cultural orientation to the Netherlands and its history. All other days are field trips. Each trip includes a briefing the night before, interpretation en route, topographic maps, and study sheets. Students complete a study assignment for each field excursion. See Itinerary for more details about the excursions.To gain a more in-depth understanding of Dutch culture, students will spend part of the first weekend with a Dutch family. The course provides CCE core credit.
The estimated maximum cost for 2013 is around $3,350. (Usually students get $100-$200 back at the end of the course). This cost includes ALL transportation, lodging, and food expenses for a 25 day experience. Everyone receives a daily food stipend and is responsible for preparing their own meals. Modern kitchen facilities are available.