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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall, Full year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Apartment, Homestay, Residence halls Area of study: Anthropology, Gender Studies, Human Rights, International Relations, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Womens Studies
Class Status: 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Description:
Prostitution & the Sex Trade 
Prostitution is legal in Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands, but each country has vastly different approaches and policies regarding sex work. Delve into how national cultures construct their own narratives about sex, gender, and rights, and how they grapple with conflicting views on sex for sale. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Use Copenhagen as your case study with guest lecturers and class visits to the city’s Red Light District and organizations such as Reden (The Nest), a drop-in facility for Danish sex workers 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to talk with former sex workers, customers, and NGOs for trafficked women to compare and contrast how prostitution is legally and socially approached  
  • Mirror decision makers within the Danish government in a final panel debate on controversial topics such as prohibiting prostitution, legalizing it, and the criminalization of the customer 
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STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if study gender studies, women’s studies, sociology, anthropology, human rights, international relations, and/or are interested in a career in law, academia, or social work. 

CORE COURSE

Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Focus on prostitution as a parallel or grey economy in Europe. You will gain insight into the historical, cultural, and political aspects of prostitution in Scandinavia and Europe. You will also examine prostitution from various perspectives – from sex workers, customers, and anti-trafficking advocacy groups, to law enforcement officials and politicians. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Amsterdam-The Hague 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 11/01/2017
11/01/2017 01/13/2018 05/12/2018
Full year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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