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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hotel/hostel Language of Instruction: English
Program Type: Faculty Led Area of Study: Criminal Justice
Program Sponsorship Indicator: SIUE Instructor: Cannon, Kevin
Program Description:


Police boat Amsterdam
Join this sixteen day learning adventure in the Netherlands and earn 3 credits in CJ390.

This study tour in The Netherlands will focus on the Criminal Justice system and will include study of the police, court system, correctional system, and the Dutch method of addressing victimless crimes. Students will have the opportunity to interact with Dutch police officers, correctional workers, the Dutch court system and community agencies addressing issues related to drugs and prostitution.

Most of this time will be in the capital city of Amsterdam with four days in The Hague, home of the International Criminal Court (ICC).


Academic Content

CJ 390 Criminal Justice in The Netherlands 3 credit hours

Students participating in this program will pay the current SIUE tuition rate, approximately $835 for 3 credits.


Prices and PaymentsBicycles Amsterdam

$4,025 Approximately

The program fee includes:
  • Air Ticket
  • Lodging
  • Some Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • Field Excursions
  • Health and Evacuation Insurance
The Program Fee does not include:
  • SIUE tuition
  • Most Meals
  • Books and Materials
  • Passport
  • SIUE Study Abroad Fee ($75)
  • SIUE Technology Fee (about $45)
  • Personal Expenses
Payment Schedule:
  • $500 deposit payment will be due upon acceptance to the program
  • $1,500 will be due November 30
  • The balance of $2,025 will be due December 30
Payments are made online through your study abroad application.


Contact Information


Dr. Kevin Cannon
PH 1231


Program Itinerary

Day 1 Depart St. Louis on an evening flight
Day 2 Arrive in Amsterdam early morning. Check in to accommodations
Day 3 Tour of Amsterdam, Canal boat cruise, Welcome Dinner
Days 4 - 11 Various activities in Amsterdam building your understanding of the Dutch criminal justice system.  These include visits with police, probation officers, drug rehabilitation, the Young in Prison program, the Prostitution Information Center and more.
Students will also see the world-famous Rijksmuseum and have some free time in Amsterdam
Day 12 Transfer to The Hague, check into accommodations there.  Guided walking tour
Day 12-14 Visit the Prison Gate Museum and the Peace Palance
Day 15 Free morning, farewell meal
Day 16 Return flight to St. Louis
This itinerary is subject to change. Final itinerary information will be provided to participants by the program leader.



Participants must be prepared to encounter cultural and social situations that require a high level of mature independence and respond appropriately to such situations.  Participants must be able successfully navigate transportation systems (air, train, bus, car) to the travel study destination(s) following all rules and laws pertaining to international travel and destinations.  Participants must be able to independently and collectively travel as a coherent group and maintain emotional maturity as warranted by the trip and its variety of educational experiences.  Participants must be prepared to independently walk long distances; carry personal luggage and groceries; walk up and down stairs; and navigate entrances and exits to public transportation, buildings, and cultural sites.   Participants must be prepared to encounter environments different from the United States which can include cigarette/cigar smoke, automobile exhaust, loud noise, congested streets and crowded public areas and a variety of other environments which may not be known except upon encountering them.  If you have any physical or emotional limitations, consider your health and capabilities carefully in consultation with your doctor before undertaking this trip. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01/01/2020 01/01/2020 05/14/2020 05/28/2020