Education Abroad

Sexual Health and Sexuality Education in the Netherlands

The University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ* Resources — in partnership with Kristen Mark, LGBTQ* Resources faculty fellow and faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion — is offering a unique education abroad experience focused on gender and sexuality in Kentucky and the Netherlands.The program, Sexual Health and Sexuality Education in the Netherlands, will introduce students to the cultural comparative study of human sexuality and sexual health education in a context where sexual health outcomes are the best in the world. The partnership is unique in that the Office of LGBTQ* Resources has adopted this program as their formal education abroad offering. The office is also offering unique need-based scholarships and helping incorporate domestic dialogue before departure. To ensure that program participants frame their experience in the Netherlands through a Kentucky lens, the Office of LGBTQ* Resources is coordinating three sessions for program participants that focus on LGBTQ* history and politics in Kentucky, community support and LGBTQ* health care.

For more information or to apply to participate in the program, students should visit the program page.

Sexual Health and Sexuality Education in the Netherlands is one of many education abroad programs offered to UK students through the UK Education Abroad & Exchangesoffice in the International Center. For more information on study, intern, research, service or teaching abroad opportunities, visit