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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 10/26/2023
10/29/2023 03/23/2024 03/30/2024

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Saundra Tabet Disciplines and Core Offered: Counseling, Graduate, School of Leadership and Education Sciences Graduate
Program Advisor: Lindsay Allen -
Program Description:

Location Course Professor Travel Dates Class Session
COUN 526i: Group Counseling: Theory and Practice Dr. Sandi Tabet March 23-30, 2024
Classes will be offered each day and attendance at all sessions is mandatory, given the condensed schedule. 
Wednesdays from 1:00PM-3:50PM

Course Description

COUN 526i: Group Counseling: Theory and Practice (3 units)

COUN 526i: Group Counseling: Theory & Practice provides an introduction to group dynamics and group work. Group counseling approaches and models, issues of group leadership, styles of leadership, and group facilitation skills will be addressed. Consideration is also given to group counseling goals, phases of group development, and research on group dynamics and group counseling. The course is organized into a seminar for intensive examination of the theory and practice of group work and group counseling and a laboratory for experiential learning related to group process.

Estimated Program Costs

Tuition (reduced tuition rate of $880 per unit) $2,640
Program expenses (based on double occupancy) $2,450
Global Study Fee $400
Total (based on double occupancy and airfare not included) $5,490

Notes about program costs:

  1. TUITION for this program is at the reduced SOLES Global tuition rate of $880/unit.
  2. TRAVEL EXPENSES are estimated at $2,450. The program fee includes on-site logistical items such as lodging, classroom rentals, speakers, some group activities, meals and transportation to class activities. If you apply and are accepted to this program then withdraw, any costs incurred on your behalf will be charged to your student account.
  3. GLOBAL STUDY FEE is $400. A non-refundable charge of $150 will be placed on your student account for all withdrawals after Nov 5th. Any withdrawal on or after Nov 15th, the entire $400 will be placed on your student account.
  4. ACCOMMODATION costs are built into the program.  Housing is provided from March 23 (check in date) to March 30 (check out date). Additional housing charges may be assessed if students drop the class after hotel accommodations are made on their behalf. Accepted students will be provided with further information regarding the group hotel and will be asked their housing preferences.
  5. AIRFARE is not charged to your student account. Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
  6. WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY.  If at any point after enrolling in the program you decide that you wish to cancel your participation, you must submit written notification to the Global Center <>. A simple email will suffice. Students are responsible for all non-recoverable costs incurred by USD. The information on the cancellation policy can be found here: SOLES Cancellation Policy-Global Study Spring 2024. 


The application window for the program is from October 5th at 12:00PM to October 26th at 11:59PM. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Oct 31. Further information will be provided to accepted students.  If you have already opened an online application, continue working on it by visiting the direct login page.

Visa Information

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa. Contact Lindsay Allen for an introductory letter and proof of insurance if required. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens.

U.S. citizens must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval for a visa on arrival) to enter the Netherlands. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank visa page. Visit the Embassy website for the most current information.

 Additional Questions

Lindsay Allen
Director, SOLES Global Center
University of San Diego
Phone: (619)260-5901


To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)