Education lies at the center of the RSC’s mission. The Center’s staff run an active outreach program, providing services for educational institutions at the local, national, and international levels.
- The RSC assists with the History programs of high schools in the Zeeland province, contributing expertise for lectures and debates.
- These activities are conducted in English in support of the bilingual instruction programs run by the schools. In this way students are given an introduction to what they can expect from academic research should they continue their studies beyond high school.
- RSC staff also advise those students who choose a U.S.-related topic for their profielwerkstuk.
In cooperation with the University College Roosevelt and with the support of the Roosevelt Foundation, the RSC organizes a lectures series on the Four Freedom Awards.
- The RSC makes printed and digital source materials on U.S. history available for teachers on request.
- Through these activities the RSC has developed close partnerships with CSW in Middelburg and Ostrea Lyceum in Goes.
For further information on how the RSC can contribute to high school programs, please contact the Center.
- The RSC makes its expertise available for universities requiring outside input for their U.S. History programs.
- The Center’s staff contribute core courses to the BA International Studies program of Leiden University, and the History program of Ghent University.
- The Center actively supports undergraduate research programs together with partner institutions.
- The RSC plays a central role as part of the MA program ‘The Rise and Fall of the American Empire’ at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Several research modules have been developed for MA theses, and students are able to apply for a research internship at the Center as an accredited part of their MA training.
- The RSC-Plymouth University project involves Plymouth students visiting the RSC to make use of its library and archives for their BA dissertations. Each year the Roosevelt Prize is awarded by the RSC for the Best Dissertation in U.S. History by a Plymouth student.
- The RSC-UCR Academic Internship offers University College Roosevelt Students the opportunity to conduct a research project covering U.S. history and politics over a period of five months. The projects are supervised by RSC staff, and are worth 7.5 ECs.
The RSC has contributed courses as part of the Masters programs in History at the following universities: University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, University of Utrecht, and Ghent University.
- The RSC staff contribute to the development of quality graduate and post-graduate research by providing both teaching and training expertise.
- In 2006 the RSC established a regular PhD seminar for students in U.S. History enrolled at Dutch universities. In order to facilitate the planning and writing of a PhD dissertation, students were able to present and discuss their work together with a peer group. Expert advice from visiting professors on methodology, style, presentation, and career planning brought added value to the program.
Since 2003, the RSC has hosted an annual International PhD Seminar for students from leading European universities such as Cambridge, Heidelberg, Sorbonne Nouvelle, LSE, Geneva, and Warsaw.