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Netherlands Field Photography

May 20-29, 2024

Netherlands Field Photography

This study abroad course will give an opportunity to students to explore the techniques of photographing nature, landscape, animal/bird subjects in Dutch urban and rural areas.

The students will concentrate on methods of working at close range with flowers, plants, and insects, as well as using equipment and approaches necessary for success when interpreting wider landscape scenes or animals/birds that are sought as subjects. By working in Amsterdam and the surrounding coastal areas, the students will encounter new plants, animals, culture, terrain, and subject matter that they can't see locally.

Who Should Apply?

  • STLCC students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in field photography.
  • All students from Missouri community colleges and universities as well as independent travelers with  interest in nature, educational travel, international 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 for more info and payment instructions.

Space is limited to 19 participants. Apply Today!



  • Two mandatory pre-departure orientation meetings at St. Louis Community College to be scheduled.
  • Prerequisites: ART:165 or ART:172 course.
  • Reading proficiency required.
  • Participants will be instructed how to register for ART:269 (621), STLCC 3-credit hours course.
  • The course will be restricted for program participants only.
  • Course may be audited.

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.
  • The program requires the ability to walk long distances both on gravel paths, uneven pavement, and terrain.
  • Special accommodations may not be available in all destinations.  Contact the Access Office about special accommodations.


The estimated program fee is $4215* 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 two lunches
  • Public transportation to attractions
  • Private coach and guided day trip to Zuid-Kennemerland National Park and Haarlem
  • 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).
  • ETIAS travel authorization (each student will be instructed to apply online).
  • 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 itinerary adjustments, exchange rate, number of participants, taxes, fees imposed by outside vendors, and other factors.


Payment Schedule

You may follow this payment schedule or pay quicker with larger payments as long as the full amount is paid by Feb 15, 2024.  Payment instructions will be provided.

  • Immediate deposit to secure your spot ……$215
  • By Nov 15, 2023……………$1000
  • By Dec 15, 2023……………$1000
  • By Jan 12, 2024……………$1000
  • By Feb 9, 2024……………$1000

Contact Christopher Sulincevski at 314-644-9671 / csulincevski@stlcc.edu for more info and payment instructions.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund: Cancel before Dec. 15, 2023.

Penalties and fees may apply for canceling after Dec. 15, 2023.

No refunds for cancellation after Feb. 9, 2024.

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 20 Flight from St. Louis to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday May 21 Transfer to the hotel in a private coach.
Health and safety orientation.
Hotel check-in.
Overnight in Amsterdam.
Wednesday May 22 Breakfast at hotel.
Botanical Gardens and ARTIS Zoo.
Overnight in Amsterdam.
Thursday May 23 Breakfast at hotel.
Private coach to Zuid-Kennemerland National Park.
Lunch in Haarlem.
Windmill de Adriazn in Haarlem.  
Overnight in Amsterdam.
Friday May 24 Breakfast at hotel
Train to Utrecht.
Utrecht University Botanic Gardens and butterfly greenhouse.
Utrecht city center.
Train back to Amsterdam.
Overnight in Amsterdam.
Saturday May 25 Breakfast at hotel
Vrije University garden & Beatrixpark in Amsterdam.
FOAM photography gallery and flower market.
Overnight in Amsterdam.
Sunday May 26 Breakfast at hotel.
Free day to photograph in  Amsterdam.
Overnight in Amsterdam.
Monday May 27 Breakfast at hotel.
Exploration of Amsterdamse Bos and free time to photograph.
Image review in evening.
Overnight in Amsterdam.
Tuesday May 28 Breakfast at hotel.
Train to Leiden.
Hortus Botanicus Leiden.
Group lunch.
Train back to Amsterdam.
Overnight in Amsterdam.
Wednesday  May 29 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.  He led the 2023 Architectural Photography study abroad program to Netherlands and Belgium.


Contact Information

Christopher Sulincevski
International Education Coordinator

David Hanlon 
Professor, Art 

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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 creating inclusive, welcoming, and respectful learning and working environments focused on the needs of our diverse communities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, and any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. The College’s nondiscrimination policies apply to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission, or financial aid programs, and all of its educational programs or activities.

For information or concerns relating to discrimination matters, contact the Director for Community Standards/Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Nicholson, MS, LPC, at 314-539-5345.

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