Study Abroad in Amsterdam
College Study Abroad
Explore Amsterdam, Netherlands
What was once a small fishing village in the 12th century has bloomed into both the commercial capital of the Netherlands and one of the top financial centers in Europe. Yet its 60 miles of historic canals lined with gable-roofed homes make this cozy city one of a kind.
Study Tours & Cultural Excursions
Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Amsterdam, past study tours and excursions have included:
- Overnight trips to Rotterdam, Maastricht, or Dordrecht
- Bike tours through Amsterdam’s countryside
- Tours of medieval castles, authentic fishing towns, and other urban areas
Where Students Study
Conveniently located across the street from the University of Amsterdam.
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
UvA is the third oldest university in the Netherlands and one of the largest universities in Europe with over 30,000 students divided over seven major faculties.
Internships & Volunteering
Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Amsterdam, students can volunteer to teach English once a week at a local school.
Study Abroad Programs in Amsterdam
Currency Spoken Languages Available Transportation Famous Local Climate Places to Explore Airport Social Norms What to Pack
Bikes, tram, bus, feet
Freddy Heineken – Dutch businessman for Heineken International and grandson of the founder of Heineken beer
Cold rainy winters; comfortable summers, mild spring and fall
Amsterdam has 1,281 bridges – three times as many as Venice, Italy
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
Calling the Netherlands “Holland “ - Holland refers to two of the 12 provinces that make up the country
Umbrella, comfortable shoes
Places to Explore
What to Pack