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Program Overview

Program Overview

Deepen your business and communications knowledge while broadening your understanding of the role the Netherlands plays in the global market during CIEE’s Summer Business and Communications program in Amsterdam. Courses on Dutch business, the changing media landscape, and more; excursions to fascinating sites; and interactions with local businesspeople will ensure you leave with practical business and interpersonal skills that you can put to work in your future career.

Study abroad in Amsterdam and you’ll:

  • See business and communications in action in the European Union
  • Go on a weekend trip during each session to explore another European city
  • Explore Dutch castles, beaches, fishing villages, and cities
  • Study Dutch Business Culture in the financial heart of the Netherlands (Amsterdam) during Session I and gain an insider’s perspective on how business is done in the Netherlands
  • Study the Changing Media Landscape in the Netherlands in session I and learn more how this landscape has changed over the years and what results and developments came out of it
  • Study Leadership in Sustainability in session II and gain an insider’s perspective on how the Netherlands plays an important role in this upcoming business culture
  • Study Gender, Race, Sexuality and Popular Culture in session II in the city of Amsterdam that is a forerunner on this topic
  • Study Dutch Business in a European Context in Session III and gain a greater understanding of the EU and its member state the Netherlands
  • Study Transnational Cinema and Television in session III and you will gain a new found insight into the global circulation of media texts.
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Intercultural Comparative Experience

Expand your global perspective and sharpen your cultural awareness in another international city during a three-day Intercultural Comparative Experience. With other CIEE students, you’ll visit museums and architectural wonders, attend a performance, take part in service-learning projects, and more.

2016 Destinations*:

  • Session I: Dublin
  • Session II: Toulouse
  • Session III: Prague

*Note: Locations are subject to change.

You’ll also take part in numerous excursions during this program. During orientation, we’ll head outside of Amsterdam to a Dutch beach, fishing village, or an old castle. During the program, CIEE is constantly getting you involved. On any given day you could go on a biking trip, a cheese tasting, a visit to a flea market, a barbecue in the park, or a cultural event. Plus you’ll go on excursions related to your course topic, including an overnight class trip to another Dutch city such as Maastricht or Rotterdam.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Summer Session I 2016 (4 wks)
04/15/2016
05/23/2016
06/20/2016
$4,750

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,407
Housing
$925
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$850
International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$134
Books & Supplies
$50
Personal expenses
$394

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session I, II 2016 (8 wks)
04/15/2016
05/23/2016
07/18/2016
$8,550

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$6,282
Housing
$1,850
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,700
International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$268
Books & Supplies
$100
Personal expenses
$788

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Sessions I, II, III 2016 (12 wks)
04/15/2016
05/23/2016
08/14/2016
$12,350

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,157
Housing
$2,775
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,550
International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$402
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$1,182

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session II 2016 (4 wks)
05/15/2016
06/20/2016
07/18/2016
$4,750

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,407
Housing
$925
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$850
International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$134
Books & Supplies
$50
Personal expenses
$394

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session II, III 2016 (8 wks)
05/15/2016
06/20/2016
08/14/2016
$8,550

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$6,282
Housing
$1,850
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,700
International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$268
Books & Supplies
$100
Personal expenses
$788

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session III 2016 (4 wks)
06/15/2016
07/18/2016
08/14/2016
$4,750

Program Date Notes

Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,407
Housing
$925
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$850
International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$134
Books & Supplies
$50
Personal expenses
$394

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session I 2017 (56 wks)
05/22/2016
06/19/2017

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Summer Session I, II 2017 (60 wks)
05/22/2016
07/17/2017

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Summer Sessions I, II, III 2017 (64 wks)
05/22/2016
08/13/2017

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Summer Session II 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
07/17/2017

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

More Information
Summer Session II, III 2017 (8 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
08/13/2017

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

More Information
Summer Session III 2017 (4 wks)
06/15/2017
07/17/2017
08/13/2017

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit for each session is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours. Each course has 45 contact hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All study abroad students select one course during each session: Dutch Business Culture or The Changing Media Landscape in the Netherlands in Session I; Leadership in Sustainability or Gender, Race, Sexuality and Popular Culture in Session II; Dutch Business in a European Context or Transnational Cinema and Television in session III.

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About the City

About The City

Amsterdam, with world-renowned museums, art galleries, music, opera, and theater is a truly international and multicultural city. Amsterdam offers the advantages of a cosmopolitan city with a small-town feel. Because it is so compact, bicycles are the most convenient means of transportation. In fact, bicycles outnumber the people in Amsterdam!

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Judith de Lange

Student Services Coordinator

As the Student Services Coordinator at the office, Judith is responsible for all student services related matters like orientation, housing and activities. Although she loves living in Amsterdam, she went abroad twice. During her bachelor study Communication Science, Judith did a minor in Politics in Berlin. After graduating back in Amsterdam, she went to Antwerp (Belgium) for her master Political Communication. Besides being an exchange student herself, Judith was also active in AEGEE, which is a European-minded student organization. There, she organized exchanges for fellow European students and obtained her organizing skills. Aside from going abroad to study, Judith is also a fanatic traveler. She went to the USA twice and dived into the American nature and culture. She loves to discuss this experience and dream about new travels!

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Jonathan Key

Social Sciences Program Coordinator

As the program coordinator for the Social Sciences program, Jonathan is committed to ensuring that students who enroll in this program are afforded every opportunity to pursue their academic interests during their study abroad in the Netherlands. From course selection to grade conversion, Jonathan is there to help students navigate the landscape and academic ethos of Dutch higher education. Jonathan came to this position after serving as the resident coordinator of CIEE's Study Center in Groningen, where he ran the Urban Planning and Society semester and summer programs.

Born and raised in Belgium, Jonathan has been fascinated with the United States for as long as he can remember, and after being an exchange student in Oregon for a year after high school, he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life in the orbit of the U.S. Without knowing it at the time, he took his first step on the road to becoming an Americophile when he watched his first episode of American TV as a toddler, and television has since then been closely bound up with his understanding of the U.S. He married the two during his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Groningen, graduating with a BA and MA degree in American Studies in which he focused principally on unpacking the changing representation of women on the small screen.

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Renee Spruit

Resident Director

Renée grew up in a small town in northern Netherlands, and moved to Amsterdam to attend university. While doing a bachelor’s in communications she went abroad twice; one semester at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada, and one semester doing an internship in the tourism industry in Cape Town, South Africa. She loved to be in an international environment, learn new things, and meet new people. When she got back to the Netherlands she went on to earn an international master’s degree in sociology (with a special focus on migration and ethnic studies) at the University of Amsterdam.

Renée loves working with international students; seeing the excitement on arrival day and the comfort upon departure; She truly believe it’s a fascinating process how one makes a place his or her new home.

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Cato van Hees

Business and Culture Program Coordinator

Cato studied international business and management at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, which provided Cato with a thorough understanding of economic and business studies and international exchange. During her own experience abroad, Cato studied economics and business at the Complutense University of Madrid and completed an internship at the International Office of the Monterrey Institute for Technology and Higher Education in México.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

In Amsterdam, students study at or near the CIEE Study Center, located on the Roetersstraat on the eastern side of the city center, steps from Amsterdam’s Zoo and across the street from the University of Amsterdam.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Housing is included in the study abroad program fee. Students are placed in single rooms in residence halls with shared (or in some cases private) shower and kitchen facilities. Residence halls are within a short commute by foot, bike, bus, or tram to the CIEE Study Center in Amsterdam. Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. Meals may be taken at affordable restaurants, in the university cafeteria, or prepared in the residence’s kitchen facilities. Depending on the housing facility, students will find between one and three residence assistants living in the residence hall who can help students with various residence life questions.

Students participating in Session I or Session III have a short stay in a hostel (+/- 3-8 days) located near the CIEE Study Center. Depending on the session, this will be either around arrival or departure. Rooms in the hostel will be shared with CIEE students only.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in the Netherlands even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. CIEE staff meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: To help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

The on-site orientation provides participants with an intensive introduction to the Netherlands, the culture, health and safety issues, and the academic program. Excursions in and around the city serve as a general introduction to the subway system, and major points of interest, as well as acquainting students with necessary resources and amenities. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

Internet cafés are available throughout the Netherlands, and most coffee places and cafés in Amsterdam offer complimentary WiFi. The residence halls offer Internet access (either wireless or wired) and students are encouraged to bring wireless-enabled laptops.

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Culture

Culture

Each session includes an international Intercultural Comparative Experience weekend to another European destination, as well as an overnight class trip and a day trip within the Netherlands. During the intercultural weekend, students travel to destinations such as Paris, Lisbon, Berlin, Dublin, or London to participate in a program designed to increase students’ intercultural awareness.

Domestic overnight trips typically include a trip to another Dutch city, like Maastricht or Rotterdam. The theme of these trips is partly connected to the specific course. Day trip destinations to sites closer to Amsterdam might include a visit to a historical site, such as a castle, or to a famous Dutch fishing village like Marken. Throughout the summer program, other activities are organized within Amsterdam, including a visit to a flea market, a group barbecue in the park, or a biking trip outside of the city.

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Academics

Academics

Academic Culture

All sessions include a combination of lectures, active participation, guest speakers, and guided site-visits. Students visit organizations related to the themes covered in the course and are asked to give a presentation of their findings. Students are evaluated based on active participation, a presentation, and either an exam or paper (depending on the course) on one of the themes discussed in the course.

Nature of Classes

Classes are with CIEE study abroad participants only.

Grading System

Grades are based on a combination of class participation, oral presentations, and papers. Grades are based on a numerical scale of 1 to 10, which CIEE converts into letter grade equivalents.

Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in English.

Faculty

Qualified lecturers from The Netherlands teach the three CIEE courses.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site at http://syllabi.ciee.org/.

SESSION I

BUSI 3001 AMBC
Dutch Business Culture

The Netherlands, even though a small country, is a major player in business. The world’s first public stock exchange was founded in Amsterdam, and served as an example for stock markets all over the world. Also, the first multinational company the Vereenigde Oost-indische Compagnie (VOC) was established in Amsterdam, showing further evidence of the entrepreneurial spirit of the Netherlands in general and Amsterdam in particular. Historically, the Netherlands has a culture of tolerance and agreement and these values are paramount in contemporary business culture. The fact that corporate responsibility takes a central place in Dutch businesses harkens back to this cultural background. Through the Dutch Business Culture course students have the opportunity to learn more about the Dutch economy, political system and business values (specifically social and environmental responsibility), leading to a deeper understanding of Dutch business practices today and in the past. After an introductory class, the other classes will be a combination of company visits, meetings with experts in the field, lectures, group discussions and exercises to have the students fully immersed in the topic and to get an insider’s perspective.

COMM 3001 AMNT

The Changing Media Landscape in the Netherlands
The media landscape in the Netherlands has changed dramatically in the last one hundred years. Beginning in the 1900’s, the pillarization of newspapers was introduced, which was further developed after the Second World War with the dominance of public broadcasters. Today the pillarization has been questioned, and the public network is facing substantial cuts. Furthermore, the online world in which we now live much of our lives has tremendously affected media organizations and their employees, as well as the public and media landscape in general.

SESSION II

GEND 3001 AMNT

Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
In this course, students will apply a critical lens to the representation of gender, race, and sexuality in popular cultural media including Dutch TV, film, radio, the Internet, music, magazines, and literature. Comparisons are made with similar representations in other European countries and the United States. Course materials pay special attention to questions of other identity markers such as race, economic status, disability and the body. The course combines key concepts and theoretical frameworks in critical theory and cultural studies with analyses of media and popular cultural sites. This course will include guest lectures from media and site visits to community groups and NGOs promoting awareness of sexuality issues in the community.

ENVI 3004 AMNT / BUSI 3003 AMNT

Leadership in Sustainability
The Netherlands are known for their excellence in sustainable business practices, boasting both national and global companies recognized for promoting and championing sustainability. This program is designed for students interested in learning more about the new, up-and-coming world of sustainable business, in a country where experts attribute its success as a leader in the field to specific and unique characteristics of Dutch culture and society. A combination of classroom work with guest lectures, company visits and excursions, and community engagement activities will provide students with firsthand experiences that will allow them to better understand how Dutch history (i.e. the fight against rising sea levels), culture (practical problem-solvers), and society have shaped the success and development of a sustainability-focused business culture.

SESSION III

BUSI 3002 AMNT

Dutch Business in a European Context
In this course, students will learn about the formation of the European Union and how its free movement of people, products, services, capital, and the Euro affected and still affects the Dutch business world. What recent developments are at play? What challenges are there to overcome? What does it take to have a successful business in the Netherlands and the EU? And how does the business culture also play a role in forming the EU as we know it today?

COMM 3002 AMNT

Transnational Cinema and Television
From the international circulation of television program formats to complex co-financing schemes and “glocalized” marketing campaigns, the films and television shows we watch are highly transnational in nature. In this course, students will explore the various ways in which the transnational flow of media texts shape both the production, content and reception of film and television in this new era of media convergence. Specifically, students will survey the Dutch film and television landscape to gain an insight into the complex (and sometimes competing) interests that drive the global media marketplace. By analyzing both the national production and the international adaptation(s) of Dutch film and television, students will gain a better understanding of how transnational media are not only reshaping local media industries but contributing meaningfully to the formation of (trans)national identity/ies.

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