With its rich history, picturesque canals, outstanding museums, multicultural population, and open-minded worldviews, Amsterdam has everything you could want in a city for study abroad.
Plus, it’s consistently ranked as one of the top ten happiest and safest cities in the world!
Choose from two semester programs: Business and Culture or Social Sciences and Humanities. The first invites you to gain international insight into global business and critical economic issues, while the latter allows you to explore Dutch policy, psychology, race, and popular culture. Both programs let you take courses across a range of subject areas alongside Dutch and international students at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), which is ranked one of the top 70 universities in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings.
You can even try your tongue at the Dutch language. Actually, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced Dutch speaker, you can take your language skills to new levels at the Dutch Language Institute at the University of Amsterdam (INTT). And because both programs give you the opportunity to live with a local host family, you’re ensured an authentic Dutch cultural experience and accelerated language learning.
When you’re not in class, there are plenty of excursions and co-curricular activities to help you discover the cozy, vibrant, and whimsical metropolis that is Amsterdam. You might visit the acclaimed Van Gogh Museum, cheer alongside Dutch fans at a soccer match, take a boat tour down the quaint canals, eat delicious local foods at Taste of Amsterdam, or head on a day trip to a coastal preserve.
Bonus: Amsterdam is the perfect launching point to explore more of the Netherlands or even Europe!
Semester program not for you? CIEE also offers summer programs and a J-term program in Amsterdam.