Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Veenhuizen, Netherlands
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Summer
CRIM 499 is a 4-week program that is based in Amsterdam and the Hague, the Netherlands, and is being offered in partnership with the Anne Frank House. The program will focus on The Holocaust, the prosecution of crimes against humanity, the nature of and responses to forced migration, and law enforcement and judicial strategies to curtail human exploitation. Students will develop greater awareness and understanding of these issues through observation of historical sites, conversations with victims and refugees, and lectures by scholars and practitioners.
Penn State's partner for this program is the Anne Frank House. The Anne Frank House is world renowned for its work in documenting the horrors of the Holocaust. It is committed to promoting diversity, tolerance, and peace. The International Projects staff of the Anne Frank House graciously have agreed to provide their expertise to Penn State to create this program. The Anne Frank House will arrange several lectures and site visits. Other agencies and person who are expected to participate include the International Criminal Court, the Koninklijke Marechaussee, various refugee and human trafficking NGOs, prosecutors, war crime victims, and exploited persons.
Classes will be scheduled typically for four days each week. The classes will be a mixture of site visits and lectures. The program will split time between Amsterdam and The Hague. Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, the country's largest city, and home to the Anne Frank House. The Hague is home to the Dutch parliament, the International Criminal Court, the Peace Palace, foreign embassies, and international law/human rights NGOs. Visits to Vught and Westerbork (where Nazi relocation camps were located) and to Rotterdam are possible.
Students will have ample opportunities for personal exploration of Amsterdam, the Hague, and other Dutch cities. Most weekends will be free for other personal travel.
Summer: June 30 - July 26, 2019
Regardless of the timing or reason for the withdrawal, the student will be responsible for paying the Education Abroad Administrative Fees. For faculty-led freestanding programs, there is a specific withdrawal penalty schedule.
Education Abroad makes every attempt at keeping the program and administrative costs to a minimum. However, when you commit to participating in a program, Education Abroad begins to make financial commitments on your behalf. In case of withdrawal, the following fees will be charged to your Bursar account
Upon Commitment - 90 Days Prior to Departure: 25% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
30 - 89 Days Prior to Departure: 50% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
29 Days - Departure Date: 100% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
Following the start of the summer semester, any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. More information can be found on the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.
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