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Netherlands and Belgium


Netherlands and Belgium Architectural Photography

This study abroad course will engage students in the study of methods for photographing architectural exteriors and interiors, based on both historic and contemporary methods. By providing first-hand exposure to a variety of building styles from different periods of European history, along with original photographs and illustrations for reference in municipal museums and archives, this experience will provide insights and opportunities for interpreting buildings and developing skills in architectural photography not available in Missouri. As this subject matter has a long precedence in the history of the medium, an important amount of knowledge will also be gained by viewing original prints in local Dutch and Belgian collections - material often not available elsewhere in its original formats. Upon our return to campus, student will select, edit, and print a selection of their work for an exhibit in the Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery.

Who Should Apply?

  • STLCC students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in architectural photography.
  • All students from Missouri community colleges and universities as well as independent travelers with an interest in educational travel and international studies.
  • All students interested in history and cultural studies.


To sign up for the program complete the STLCC study abroad online application, or contact Christopher Sulincevski at 314-644-9671 / csulincevski@stlcc.edu.

Space is limited to 15 participants. Apply Today!


Course may be audited.

Two mandatory pre-departure orientation meetings at St. Louis Community College will be scheduled.

Grand Palace, Brussels, Belgium

Program Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a passport valid for at least three months beyond the return date.
  • Any specific country entry requirements will have to be met 
  • Prerequisites: ART:165 or ART:172 course.
  • Reading proficiency required.
  • Participants will be instructed to register for ART:273 (601), STLCC 3-credit hours course.
  • The program requires the ability to walk long distances both on uneven pavement and gravel paths.



The estimated program fee is $3595* per person based on double occupancy with a minimum of 12 participants.

The program cost includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from St. Louis to Amsterdam
  • Airport transfers in a private coach
  • Lodging in a 3-star hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a farewell dinner
  • Public transportation to attractions
  • Private coach and guided day trip to Utrecht
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Gratuities for tour guides
  • Limited emergency health insurance.

The program cost does NOT include:

  • STLCC tuition (3 credit hours)
  • Valid passport (and visa fees if applicable)
  • Lunches, dinners (unless specified on itinerary) and snacks
  • Independent touring and personal expenses
  • Optional health and travel cancellation protection insurance (strongly recommended)

* The final price may vary due to exchange rate, number of participants, taxes, and fees imposed by outside vendors.

De Haar Castle, Utrecht, Netherlands

Payment Schedule

You can follow this payment schedule or pay quicker with larger payments as long as the full amount is paid by Feb 15, 2023.

  • Immediate deposit to secure your spot ……$200
  • By Nov 15, 2022……………$1000
  • By Dec 15, 2022……………$1000
  • By Jan 15, 2023……………$1000
  • By Feb 15, 2023……………$395

Cancellation Policy

Full refund: Cancel before Dec. 15, 2022.

Penalties and fees may apply for canceling after Dec. 15, 2022.

No refunds for cancellation after Feb. 15, 2023.

STLCC strongly recommends that in addition to the included program insurance you consider purchasing additional health and travel insurance to cover any trip cancellations and interruptions.

Tentative Itinerary

Day Date Description
Monday May 22 Flight from St. Louis to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday May 23 Transfer to the hotel in a private coach
Health and safety orientation
Hotel check-in
Overnight in Amsterdam
Wednesday May 24 Breakfast at hotel
Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt house
Overnight in Amsterdam
Thursday May 25 Breakfast at hotel
Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum
Overnight in Amsterdam
Friday May 26 Breakfast at hotel
Train to Brussels
Grand Place, Cathedral of St. Michael, and St. Gudula
Train back to Amsterdam
Overnight in Amsterdam
Saturday May 27 Breakfast at hotel
Train to Rotterdam
Market Hall, Cube Houses, The Hague, Mauritshuis Museum, and Noordeinde Palace
Train back to Amsterdam
Overnight in Amsterdam
Sunday May 28 Breakfast at hotel
Private coach to Utrecht
Castle DeHaar, Otterlo, and Kröller-Müller Museum
Private coach back to Amsterdam
Overnight in Amsterdam
Monday May 29 Breakfast at hotel
Farewell group dinner
Overnight in Amsterdam
Tuesday May 30 Breakfast at hotel
Hotel check-out
Transfer to Amsterdam airport in a private coach
Flights to St. Louis
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Faculty Leader

David Hanlon, Professor of Art, has been teaching at STLCC since 1990. He has organized and curated numerous displays of historic photographs, written books and essays for professional journals. During his tenure David has also regularly undertaken research in English museums, libraries, and private collections.

David has many years of experience in study abroad programs in Macedonia and Syria and has led STLCC study abroad programs to England on several occasions.


St. Louis Community College has made every reasonable effort to determine that the information stated in this brochure is accurate. Courses offered and other matters contained herein are subject to change without notice by the Administration and/or Board of Trustees of the college for reasons related to enrollment, finances, scheduling, costs, or for any other reason. The college further reserves the right to add, amend or repeal any of the rules, regulations, policies, or procedures applicable to the program offered herein. Travel, housing, meals, and other logistical arrangements are provided by an independent contractor not affiliated with the college and the college assumes no responsibility therefore. Participants will be required to sign a statement releasing the college from any liability in connection with the program offered herein or the services provided by the independent contractor. Insurance coverage is recommended. The college is not responsible for losses resulting from lack of any insurance coverage.

Non-Discrimination Statement

St. Louis Community College is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran and shall take action necessary to ensure nondiscrimination.

For information or concerns relating to discrimination matters, contact the Director of Student Conduct and Title IX coordinator at 314-539-5345.

Contact Information

David Hanlon
Professor, Art

Christopher Sulincevski
International Education Coordinator

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