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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Athens, Greece
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 02/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Eligibility: Freshman
Non-SCSU Student: Yes Housing Options: Hotels
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: Undergraduate
Program Length: Short-Term Program
Program Description:
 Fast Facts

  Academic Calendar:  Summer
  Credits:  3 Credits per semester
  Faculty & Staff:  SCSU Faculty-Led
     Dr. Patricia Bodelson
  Housing:  Hotels and Hostels
  Meals:  Most on your own
  Language of instruction:  English


This is an amazing opportunity for those that are interested in learning about the US disaster plan while comparing it to that of Greece and the Netherlands. The EU funds these reliefs so students will have the opportunity to also see how the process works with the funding and administrative constraints that accompany this structure. This program will review the US system prior to travel and subsequently compare that theoretical foundation with the model utilized in Greece and in the Netherlands. This program will examine the social, political, economic, and organizational implications associated with disasters and the NGO's, GO that are activated in response to the needs of the locality, nation, and region affected by the calamity. 


 POL 458/558: Global Disaster Relief Policy

This course will cover man-made and natural disasters and compare the response to such events in the US with those in Greece and the Netherlands. 


Students will visit ancient Greek ruins such as the Acropolis, Delphi, Temple of Hades, 7 Muses, Archaeological Museums, and cruise the Greek islands. Students will also have the opportunity to see Amsterdam to the international courts and Rijksmuseum. 


SCSU students will stay in a range of hotels during their time abroad.


  • Freshman status or above
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Open to all majors

NOTE: The start and end dates are tentative