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Physical Activity in the Netherlands and Denmark

This trip has officially reached capacity.

  • The program provider we are working with to coordinate our Netherlands and Denmark trip now requires all students to be fully vaccinated before departure as part of their COVID-19 protocol. 


May 12 - May 22, 2022

Program Fees

*Includes housing accommodations, several excursions and some meals. Does not include roundtrip airfare, tuition or the study abroad fee



Students can book cheaper flights using a family members points/miles from their credit cards.  Students will be departing from different U.S. domestic based airports.  However family members are also welcome to join their student at the conclusion of this course.

Study Abroad

~$150.00 Fee to the Education Abroad Office for a student’s international insurance plan and other administrative preparation.
Tuition Varies Students should check with the Bursar’s Office to see how much this 3-credit hour course will charge them in tuition.

The Class

Taught by: Andrew Kaczynski, Ph.D. and Christine Pellegrini, Ph.D.

View the Travel Itinerary

This is a 3-credit hour SCHC course that fulfills your honors Beyond the Classroom, honors social/behavioral science, or honors elective requirement.

This course is designed to help students understand how the environment can influence physical activity behavior and other health outcomes. Students will explore how two countries (Netherlands and Denmark) with differing environments affect lifestyle, leisure, and transport-related physical activity behaviors in children and adults. While in Amsterdam and Copenhagen, students will visit key cultural and historical sites, experience urban design features (e.g., parks, cycling infrastructure) related to pedestrian and biking behavior, and learn from the instructors, peer class members, and academic and local officials in each location.  Be ready to “live like a local” and bike, walk and immerse yourself in the culture of these two amazing cities!

Travel Itinerary

Arrive in Amsterdam and participate in activities such like:  a canal cruise, an intercultural workshop, a walking tour of the architecture, Zaanse Schans, a bike tour around the city, a visit to the Anne Frank House, travel to Utrecht, and museum visits to the Urban Cycling Institute & Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.

Arrive in Copenhagen and participate in activities such like:  a visit to the Danish Architecture Center, a tour of local parks, visit with Urban Planning folks, boat around Copenhagen, and visit the Danish Cycling Embassy. 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.