Netherlands LEAD 579I

Comparative Nonprofit Sector

This course will allow students to explore a comparative perspective of the sector and its relations to government. Specifically, this course will examine the role of the nonprofit sector in different political and economic contexts with a comparative focus on the European and American contexts. The following questions will guide the discourse: (1) What roles do nonprofits play in different political and economic contexts? (2) What is the relationship between government and nonprofits in different political, economic, and social regimes? (3) How does this understanding translate to more effective leadership and management practices? The International Society of Third Sector Research (ISTR) conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands is a unique opportunity for students to explore these questions from the leading researchers, educators, and practitioners from around the world.

Application Opens November 15, 2017 APPLY

Deadline to apply

February 17, 2018
Information session TBA
Travel Dates July 8 - 17, 2018
Pre-trip Sessions Jun 1 & 8, 2018
Post-Trip Sessions Aug 3, 2018
USD Tuition $2,250
Global Study Fee $   350
Estimated Program Expenses $1,224*
Total Estimated Expense $3,824

*estimated expenses do not include airfare. Accommodation is based on a double occupancy rate.


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Please note: 

1. To submit an application, you need a current passport (valid for six months after intended date of re-entry to the US) and the contact information for two people who will serve as your emergency contacts.

2. Take time to read and understand the electronic agreements before signing them. Print out copies of the electronic agreements for your own records.

3. The estimated program costs includes accommodation, transportation for in-country program activities, some meals and program costs. Students will need to budget for some additional meals and incidental costs.

4. Upon registration, you will be billed a non-refundable $150 deposit. Students may withdraw after being registered to the course by sending an email to the Global Center. Students are responsible for all non-recoverable costs incurred by USD. Tuition refunds for the program and are processed according to the same on-campus tuition refund policy established by the USD Finance Office.

5. Please fill out the PARTICIPANT HEALTH INFORMATION & WELLNESS CLEARANCE QUESTIONNAIRES PRIOR TO purchasing your flight. In some cases, students may need to get authorization to travel abroad from their health care providers. If this applies to you, please make sure you see your health care provider as soon as possible and PRIOR to booking a flight!