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  • Locations: Ede, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: J-Term
  • Restrictions: MC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:

The Netherlands Cross-cultural is a three-week experience of a small country with many fascinating qualities. You should be reasonably “fit” to apply for this trip. If you are not willing to learn to ride a bike before going on the trip, DO NOT APPLY, for you WILL be required to ride a bike while there – it is the means by which Netherlands CC 2020you get from your host home to the University’s campus and it is part of the experience of the Dutch culture. Take note, although tentative, we hope to fly into the Netherlands on New Year’s Day, leaving the States New Years Eve. If you have any questions, email John Bechtold. See link for tentative itinerary.
Estimated cost of trip: $3750

Faculty Biographies:
John Bechtold, chair of the Psychology Department, is a veteran of many cross-culturals over his 30+ years at Messiah College. This will be his 8th trip he has led with students to the Netherlands. Many Dutch students claim that he knows more about their whole country and geography than they do, and even has been to more places in the country than they have been, which he considers quite a compliment.

Katy Bechtold is equally a veteran of many cross-culturals, providing emotional, spiritual, and social support for leaders and students alike. While not having traveled as many times to the Netherlands as John (someone has to stay and watch the kids), she likewise has lived –and biked - in the Netherlands. While not her ideal time for travelling in the Netherlands (she prefers the warm summers over the chilly winters), she will provide the support, encouragement and care that make up the “team Bechtold”. 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.