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Wooden Shoe (or Wouldn't You) Like to Learn How the Environment Influences Physical Activity in the Netherlands and Denmark

Taught by: Andrew Kaczynski and Christine Pellegrini

Dates: May 17 - 28, 2021

Cost: $3,300 (does not include roundtrip airfare, tuition, international insurance, or study abroad application fee)

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The class: 

This is a 3-credit hour SCHC course that fulfills your Honors Beyond the Classroom or your Social /Behavioral Science requirement or an Honors elective.

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!

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.