Program Dates: July 7 - 21, 2018
Course: SOC 342: Critical Criminology
(GE, Category D2 or capstone Category F) OR SOC 499: Directed Studies
Approximate Travel Cost: $3,800
- Round trip flight
- Scheduled Airport Shuttle (arrival and departure day only)
- Thirteen Nights Hotel Accommodation in Amsterdam (Stay OK Vondelpark Hostel or similar)
- Two Amsterdam public transportation passes (7 days each)
- Round trip train tickets to The Hague
- Day Trip to The Hague
- Breakfast included at the hotel daily
- 2 Dinners
- Guided Amsterdam Walking Tour
- Admission to the Van Gogh Museum
- Visit to Vondelpark
- Detention Center/Re-entry Program Visit (pending availability)
- Trip delay and medical insurance coverage up to $50,000 per person
- FREE website where parents and students can register and pay online with no monthly fees
Course Description: Long hailed as one of the more progressive countries in the world, the Netherlands provides a sharp contrast to the United States in its approach to corrections. This will be a tremendous learning opportunity for students eager to explore comparative perspectives in criminal justice. While stateside, we will examine themes such as US drug policy, gun access, mass incarceration, prisoner reentry, and “Stop, Question, and Frisk” policing. Upon arrival to the Netherlands, we will look into some of the key differences in the Dutch approach, as well as some of the issues facing policymakers there. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the nuances of Dutch drug policy from experts in the field, see a presentation from the “Young in Prison International” organization, take a visit to a Dutch jail/prison and a reentry program, make a trip to the Prison Museum, as well as observe proceedings at the International Criminal Court (in the Hague).
For a flyer with more details, click here: CSULB Amsterdam.pdf
This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.
Contact Professor Jan Haldipur
for more information at
Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.
ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarships: March 12, 2018