Antioch - Comparative Women's and Gender Studies in Europe

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-Multi-Country Locations: Europe Region, Various cities in each country
Czech Republic: Prague
Germany: Berlin
Netherlands: Amsterdam, Utrecht
Poland: Krakow
Turkey: Istanbul


Since 1984, Comparative Women's and Gender Studies in Europe offers a unique opportunity for students to earn 16 semester credits while engaging in rigorous theoretical and methodological inquiry across Europe. The program focuses on the trends and dynamics of European social, economic, and political systems and how they influence contemporary gender theory, feminist theory, policy, and women's identities. Students attend lectures and workshops with the program director, visiting professors from European universities, NGOs, politicians, practitioners, artists, and activists.

Working hand in hand with the faculty from the European Thematic Network of Women's Studies (ATHENA), this study program commences with a two-week orientation at the NOISE summer school. Students will then participate in lectures and conduct original field research in Berlin, Germany; Krakow, Poland; Utrecht and Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Prague, Czech Republic; Istanbul, Turkey.

The application deadline is March 30, but applications are considered on a rolling basis, and late applicants will be considered on a space-available basis. Noncredit applicants need not be currently enrolled at a college.


1. Gain exposure to and inclusion in a developed network of feminist programs and organizations

2. Study feminist and queer theory while exploring five European countries and earning 16 semester credits

3. Develop and conduct an independent research project on a topic of interest

4. Participate in the NOISE Conference with women's and gender studies scholars and Masters and PhD students from across Europe

5. Learn the necessary skills for analyzing and understanding feminist and queer theory, which can be used on your home campus or in future graduate studies




Aug/Sept - Nov/Dec; Call for current dates.

Degree Level

Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

Subject Areas

  • Comparative Public Administration
  • Culture
  • European Studies (includes Politics)
  • Feminist, Gender, And Sexuality Studies
  • Field-study
  • Government
  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • Interdisciplinary
  • International Relations
  • Public / Community Service Sciences
  • Public Admin, Public Policy, Govt
  • Service-learning
  • Social Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

Cost in US$:

The fees for the Fall program are as follows: Tuition: 627 USD/semester credit hour; Total Tuition: 10,033 USD (16 credits); Transportation in Europe: 2,400 USD; Room and Board: 5,795 USD

Program Fees Include:

Tuition, room, board, continental transportation, group travel and activities, insurance, and an international student ID card.

Experience Required


This Program is open to

American Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 12-15

Scholarships are Available

Information on scholarships and grants is available on our website and by request.

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Letters of Reference
  • Other
  • Transcript
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1-2 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Alumni Network