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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This 4-credit program presents an introduction to sustainable transportation and land use applications in the Dutch context. The course creates an immersive experience to explore the Dutch approach to cycling, transit, innovative mobility and land use. The curriculum will feature material that provides a comparison between U.S. and the Netherlands problems, priorities, and solutions. Specific emphases on planning and engineering principles, policy, and practice will be explored through field trips, tours and guest lectures, while visiting Utrecht, Amsterdam, Delph and Houten. Students completing this course will develop a broader understanding of sustainable transportation issues and expand their toolkit for context-sensitive solutions.



Taught in a study-abroad format in a European nation. Examines how the urban areas and transportation systems of that nation have been designed to promote transportation by foot, bicycle, and public transportation. Topics include design of bikeways, safe pedestrian crossings, and transit systems; urban expansion and land-use policies to promote travel by foot, bike, and public transport; smart cities programs and projects, roadway system design for safety and to prevent roads from becoming barriers to walking and cycling; and design for transit priority on roadways and for high-quality rail, tram, and bus service. Through design projects, offers students an opportunity to apply lessons learned to the U.S. context. 

No previous language study required.

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INFORMATION SESSIONS
Friday, Jan 11, 2019
12:00 - 1:00pm
Karl Miller Center (KMC) 465


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FACT SHEET
Education Abroad Advisor Hannah Fischer 
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Faculty Leader John MacArthur, Research Associate 
Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

Aaron Golub, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning
Director, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning
Travel Dates TBD
Areas of Study All majors welcomed. The course is especially applicable to the following fields of study:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • European Studies
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • Public Policy
Required Pre-Departure Meetings Yes
Course & Credit CE 495/595: Sustainable Transportation in the Netherlands – 4 credits
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Dutch
Housing Hotel / Hostel
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Senior
  • Graduate
  • Open to Non-PSU Students
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate and Graduate: 3.00
Previous Coursework None required
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Application Requirements

 
  • 2 short essays
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
  • Interview
  • $50 application fee
PROGRAM FEE ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS
TBD TBD TBD
APPLY FOR THE PSU EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP!
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
  • 4 credits
  • Housing
  • Local transportation
  • Entrance for course-related excursions
  • Education Abroad service fee
  • International Health Insurance
ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS INCLUDES
  • International round-trip airfare
  • Additional meals
  • Personal spending money
  • Passport or visa
*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged an additional PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.

*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account. 


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.