The Binnenhof at night

Academic Program - The Hague, Netherlands

Interior of government building The Hague program contains four separate one-credit hour courses. Classes will usually meet during the mornings, Monday-Thursday, leaving afternoons and three-day weekends free for travel and other activities. All course instructions will be in English. 

This summer study abroad program has been approved by the American Bar Association.

The Hague program includes the following modules.

Track 1:

  • Comparative Analysis of Global Marijuana Laws (Jennifer Smith, FAMU)
  • International Human Rights Law Research (Leslie Street, Mercer)
  • International Environmental Adjudication (Paul Boudreaux, Stetson) 
  • Comparative International Cirminal Law and Procedure (Miller Shealy, Charleston)

Track 2:

  • Africa and the International Criminal Court (Jennifer North, Charleston)
  • The Human Right to Education (Areto Imoukhuede, Nova)
  • Violence Against Women: Armed Conflict, Exploitation, and Subjugation (Luz Nagle, Stetson)
  • Family Law and International Tribunals: The Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Timothy Arcaro, Nova)

See Courses for a more complete description of the classes offered this summer.

*Courses for Track 1, Weeks 1-2 and Track 2, Weeks 1-3 are pending Curriculum Committee approval.


Classes will be held at the Institute for Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands. The administrative office of the resident directors for the program is located nearby the classroom.