Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN) in the Netherlands
Longwood University's exchange partner HAN University of Applied Sciences in co-operation with the School of Education of the University of Northampton, is offering two three-week Summer Courses in Nijmegen and Northampton. We invite students to learn about educational concerns and challenges in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Special Educational Needs (SEN) in the Netherlands as well as in the UK.
All students participating in exchange programs are eligible to apply for a grant from the Office of International Affairs toward airfare costs.
Students can choose between course work in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or Special Educational Needs (SEN). Upon Completion of the 3-week summer course, including pre-reading and assignments, participants will be award 3 credits.
Week 1 and 2 will be hosted at the Nijmegen campus of HAN University. Topics covered will include: Dutch culture, society, and education, as well as developments and trends. Additionally, visits to local schools will be arranged.
Week 3 the program will be hosted by the University of Northampton. Students will have lectures in the morning and school visits in the afternoon.
At both campuses students will have access to internet, library, and other campus facilities.
Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
This exchange program is open to any Longwood undergraduate student. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Courses are offered in English.
Participants will be accommodated at the Holiday Resort “De Zevenheuvelen”. This holiday wellness resort is located just 5 miles from the center of Nijmegen (160,000 pop.) in a small village called Groesbeek (20,000 pop). At the park you will be accommodated in a modern group accommodation, which sleeps six people in double rooms. Accommodation is self-catering with a fully equipped kitchen. You will have to organize and cook meals among yourselves. Shops and supermarkets are within walking distance.
Bed-linen is provided, but please bring your own set of towels. Free wireless internet is available in each bungalow. You will have easy access to Nijmegen by frequent bus service (every 20 minutes). If you like, you can check out this bungalow park at www.dezevenheuvelen.nl
In England participants will stay in Moulton Venue, just outside Northampton, where you will share rooms. Breakfast will be included but participants have to take care of their own lunches and dinners. Bus for transfers (v.v.) from hostel to university is provided
Students on this exchange programs pay regular Longwood tuition and fees for the three credit hours they will take abroad.
An additional program fee of approximately $2000 dollars, the fees includes:
In the Netherlands
- Self-catering accommodation in shared bungalows in Groesbeek
- Local transportation to and from Nijmegen campus on weekdays
- Excursion to the Dutch Heritage Museum
- Field trip to the West of Holland with overnight stay in The Hague/Amsterdam
- Day trips to museums including entrance fees
In the UK
- Weekend trip to London (includes only hotel & roundtrip)
- Accommodation in Hostel near Northampton
- Bus transfers between Hostel and University of Northampton (vv)
- Return trip to London/Amsterdam airport
- passport and any required visas
- All meals, drinks, free time, going out, souvenirs etc.
- Optional pre- or post-course travelling through Europe
- Miscellaneous costs beyond the program
The Office of International Affairs offers two scholarships:
- Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
- Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
- Global Engagement Scholarship: up to $1,200 for those participating in a short term or faculty-led program; applicants must be Pell Grant recipients to be eligible (including Honors)
Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page
- Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
- Professor Janie Brazier will be accompanying students on this program.
- Questions about the study abroad process for this program? Contact Dr. Emily Kane or Perta Visscher.