2023 iSchool and Honors in Amsterdam

2023 iSchool and Honors in Amsterdam

The Hollywood of Holland

Students tour Hilversum media archives in the “Hollywood of Holland”

Dutch Designs: Innovation in Library, Museum and Information Services in the Netherlands

Locations: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sponsoring Unit: Information School w/Honors

Dates: Summer A (June 20-July 19, 2023)

Credits: 10 credits total

  • LIS 519 (graduate students) or HONORS 233, Social Science, SSc and “W”
  • HONORS 384, Interdisciplinary, A&H/SSc and “W”

Director: Trent Hill, Information School

Information Sessions:
November 30 @ 12:30-1:30, zoom: https://washington.zoom.us/j/3693274047
January 10 @ 12:30-1:30 MGH 211 (Honors Suite) or zoom (TBD): https://washington.zoom.us/j/3693274047

About the Program

This program will be held in collaboration with faculty and professionals from several Dutch academic, research, and cultural organizations, including DANS (Data Archiving and Network Services), the Dutch national eHumanities platform, the Vrije Universiteit, the Delft Public Library (DOK), and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. It will be based in Amsterdam, the political and cultural capital of the Netherlands;. It will provide us with a set of outstanding case study in how libraries, museums, and information services engage with diverse populations both in their everyday functioning and in their attempts at creating innovative programs and resources. Outside of the classroom, participants will get to take part in field trips and site visits to museums, libraries, and historical sites as part of their immersion in Dutch culture as well as to see how these institutions further their educational functions. The course itself will examine how innovation works in library, information, and museum services, practices, and designs in the Netherlands and Belgium. It will look at what, exactly, “innovation” means in institutional settings; the interplay between culture and values in program design; the ways libraries and museums work with diversity, equity, and inclusion; research, assessment, and the process of making a case for innovation; and innovation-focused program assessment. We will also look at digital humanities and digital scholarship in general and the role(s) they play in innovation in the contemporary library and museum worlds. We will explore these in topics as well as questions of how the cultural-heritage sector deals with the legacy of colonialism, neo-liberalism, and contemporary social problems in both the Netherlands and the U.S.

Program Leadership

Trent Hill is a Associate Teaching Professor for the iSchool. Dr. Hill teaches courses in knowledge organization, thesaurus construction, human information behavior, and instructional design. His published research is on the history and concept of “genre” in music as well as its relationship to classification systems. Trent has been traveling to the Netherlands both professionally and personally since 1996, and has seen most of the country, much of it on bicycle. He has been directing study abroad programs there since 2008.

Program Expenses

Anticipated Student Program Fee: $4,800 (students do not pay tuition; program fee and concurrent enrollment fee only). Estimated cost, final cost will be updated by early December.

Average Airplane Ticket: $1,600 (continue to check prices as we anticipate an increase in airfare)

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Payment Schedule

Note: Students do not pay regular tuition costs, instead a concurrent enrollment fee of $485 is paid plus the program fee.  Students pay for their roundtrip airfare and approximately 2/3 of food (some dinners and lunches are included).  All lodging, excursions and ground transportation costs are covered as part of the program fee.

Estimated costs:

Payment Type Payment Amount Payment Due Date
Non-Refundable UW Study Abroad Fee $485 2 weeks after acceptance, TBD
Program Fee Balance $4,800 Follows UW Summer Quarter Tuition Deadline (early July)

Making the program affordable

The Honors Program is passionate about study abroad and the incredible impact it can have on a student’s life. Don’t assume you can’t afford to study outside of the U.S. Here are resources to help you get started on your global adventures!

Honors Program Scholarships

The Honors Program offers a number of scholarships for current Honors Program students. These scholarship funds may be used for UW approved study abroad programs or exchanges. Students may apply beginning in late January (deadline is March 30).

Study Abroad Scholarships at UW

Every student who applies and is accepted to a study abroad program is considered for a scholarship. Scholarship awards are dependent on need and students may be awarded up to $4,000. Visit the study abroad office in 459 Schmitz Hall to learn more or click here. Students may also email goglobal@uw.edu for an advising appointment.

There are several outside resources for study abroad scholarships. Visit the UW’s Study Abroad Scholarship page for more information on scholarship support as well as information about GET funds and how you may apply the GET to your study abroad costs.

Using Financial Aid for Study Abroad

You may find more information about using your existing financial aid for study abroad on the Study Abroad Office’s Financial Aid webpage. In general, all financial aid awarded may be used to support study abroad. Exceptions to this include tuition waivers, work-study awards, or scholarships that are specific about using the award for tuition (although there may be flexibility with some scholarships, please check with the financial aid office). Tuition waivers and work-study are never allowed for study abroad.

Revision of Need

You may also turn in a “Revision of Need” form with the Financial Aid Office if you have a FAFSA on file. Once you are accepted to a study abroad program, visit the Study Abroad Office to obtain a budget for your study abroad program then complete the Revision Request and turn in both the budget and the revision request to the Office of Student Financial Aid in Schmitz Hall.

Visit the Financial Aid Study Abroad Funding Website for more information about applying for Summer quarter financial aid and for information about Exploration Seminar financial aid timeline (different than A or B term financial aid disbursement timeline).

Application Process

This program is open to students in the Information School and the  Honors Program as well as students across campus (UW Seattle, Tacoma, Bothell).  Students of all majors, freshmen-seniors, are encouraged to apply.

No prerequisites or language requirements are needed to apply.

To learn more, contact tghill62@uw.edu

Apply NOW!

Priority application deadline: January 31, 2023