Amsterdam, Netherlands

Business + Culture

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Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 20 – Dec 22, 2018 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Aug 19 – Dec 21, 2019 (18 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jan 28 – Jun 1, 2019 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 20, 2018 – Jun 1, 2019 (41 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Overview

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Home to the stock exchange, central bank, Dutch and international companies large and small, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam is an ideal place for studying global business. Lively by day and night and welcoming to visitors, this easy-to-live-in city offers a wealth of case histories, as well as modern sites to discover all facets of business. Students are able to connect with experts and explore the theories and tools required to address today's critical economic issues. 

Unique Experiences

  • Get a multinational perspective

    on how business is done in a comparative perspective by living in one of the most multinational cities in the world.

  • Commute and cruise around by bike

    - it's the Dutch way - and make the most of an up close and personal city experience.

  • Join a Dutch family for a weekend

    for a personal introduction to culture and lifestyle.

  • bicycles

    800K
  • annual visitors to the Anne Frank house

    1.2M
  • bridges

    1281

Location & Culture

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If you find yourself wondering why it’s so easy to feel at home in Amsterdam, chalk it up to “gezellig.” Roughly translated, it’s Dutch for cozy or home-like – a sensibility commonly associated with this city. Compact and easy to navigate by bike or on foot, Amsterdam houses more than 6,000 buildings from the 16th century forward that are protected for historic importance. It’s loaded with charm and treasures, from the gabled houses that stand shoulder to shoulder along the canals, to glorious masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Matisse, and more.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Travel overnight to experience life in another Dutch city or slip out of urban life at a coastal preserve.
  • Take day trips that highlight Dutch innovation outside the city rings of Amsterdam.
  • Experience Dutch theater or dance at a historic performance hall.
  • Team up with a student coach from the University of Amsterdam’s International Student Network (ISN), and enjoy city outings with your own group of international students at the UvA.

PROJECTS

  • Get to know Dutch youngsters by volunteering to teach English once a week at a local Amsterdam school.
  • Join one of several Amsterdam Life Activities (ALA) groups. From exploring Amsterdam’s multicultural composition, to its status as a global culinary capital or a hub for business innovation, there’s a way to pursue nearly every interest.
  • Sign up for a weekend homestay, and get to meet a Dutch family

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestay: Live with a Dutch host and immerse yourself in the local language and culture. Whether you’re placed with a single person or a family with children, you’ll have daily breakfast and lunch plus one additional meal with your host each week.

    Residence Hall The Student Hotel: The Student Hotel Amsterdam West provides a comfortable housing option that American students may be most familiar with. Students live in single rooms with a private bathroom. Located about 20 minutes by bike or public transportation from the city center, this is a great option for students who prefer an American dorm style experience abroad.

    Residence Halls De Key: Housing agency De Key provides studio apartments in a modern building, which is shared with Dutch and other international students. Students live in single rooms with a private bathroom and kitchenette. Located in Amsterdam West about 20 minutes by bike or public transportation from the city center, this is a great option for a student wanting to live as Dutch students do during their semester abroad.

    Transportation: Students are responsible for paying their own travel costs in and around Amsterdam. The best way to travel around the city is by bike. Through rain or shine, the Dutch will steadfastly cycle to work, school, and back home – and you can too! CIEE staff will recommend how to get a bike once you arrive on site.

  • MEALS

    Students in residence halls are responsible for their own meals. Students in homestays are responsible for dinner, six days a week; at a minimum, they will share a meal with their host one evening per week.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Where You'll Study

  • A

    CIEE AMSTERDAM

    Just across the street from the University’s Faculty of Economics and Business.

  • B

    UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM

    FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

  • C

    Getting Around

    An exceptionally walkable and bike-friendly city, Amsterdam also has easily accessible public trams, busses, and metros.

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What you need to know

The program details

Business majors and minors who want to pursue graduate studies or a career in this field have a lot to dig into, with courses in business studies, economics, and finance at the University of Amsterdam Economics and Business (UvA EB). Semesters at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) consist of three 8-week blocks. CIEE students are only present for the first two blocks of the semester. Courses at the UvA EB may run for one or two blocks. Students can also take classes at the CIEE classroom, conveniently located within walking distance of the EB campus.

Courses are taught by highly qualified CIEE and University of Amsterdam faculties. The UvA Economics and Business has obtained the AACSB accreditation.

Students can take beginning Dutch at CIEE Amsterdam. Those with some experience can take Dutch language class at the Dutch Language Institute of the University of Amsterdam (INTT).

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Students take CIEE classes only with other CIEE students. Courses at the UvA Economics and Business have many international (and some local) students. Lecture classes typically include around 75 students; tutorials have smaller sizes of approximately 40 students.

  • GRADING

    Grades are based on results of presentations, papers, and oral or written exams, along with class participation. Grades are given on a scale of 1-10. CIEE will convert grades to a U.S. letter-based scale.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Classes are held Monday through Friday. Students should be ready to take initiative and approach coursework more independently than they may be accustomed to in the U.S.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 3.0.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    Students must be juniors or seniors when the program starts. The University of Amsterdam Economics and Business admits students to specific tracks of courses. The course tracks and their prerequisites/entry requirements are detailed below: 

    Business – 3 business courses (such as marketing, human relations management), 1 course in mathematics, and 1 course in statistics.

    Economics – 1 intermediate (upper division) course in macroeconomics and microeconomics; 1 course in mathematics, and 1 course in statistics.

    Accounting, Finance and Econometrics – required economics courses (listed above), 2 background courses in these topics.

    Acceptance depends on review by University of Amsterdam faculty; please note that Advanced Placement (AP) courses and test credits are not considered prerequisites.

Curriculum

PROGRAM CREDIT

  • Total credit, semester: 15 semester/22.5 quarter hours.
  • University of Amsterdam courses: contact hours: 30; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
  • CIEE courses: contact hours: 45; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
  • Students enroll in three courses at the UvA Economics and Business (i.e., a total of 9-semester credits). Additionally, students can take CIEE classes in order to reach the 15-semester credit enrollment requirement.

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.

FALL 2018 COURSES

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CIEE COURSES

UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM COURSES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Acceptance to the program does not guarantee course availability. Typically, students are admitted to either the Business and/or Economics track, which allows them to choose 4-5 courses from the respective track. Please contact CIEE for further information.  

Business courses

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Cultural Industries
  • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Retail Marketing

Economics courses

  • Statistics 2 for Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Regulation, Regulatory Impact and Reform
  • Industrial Organization
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Organizational Economics

Finance courses

  • International Money and Finance
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Advanced Corporate Finance

Econometrics courses

  • Econometrics

Accounting courses

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting 1
  • Financial Accounting, Intermediate

Statistics courses

  • Intermediate Statistics

For more information about these courses, go to the University of Amsterdam online catalogue of courses for international students: http://studiegids.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2018-2019/zoek-opleiding/opleiding/5228/226331

 

UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM - DUTCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE COURSES

Beginners
For those who understand some Dutch but are incapable, or almost incapable, of making themselves understood in Dutch. The main objectives of the course are to help participants acquire a basic vocabulary of Dutch, enable them to understand simple spoken and written Dutch, and teach them how to make themselves understood in elementary spoken and written Dutch.

Pre-Intermediate
For those who have a global understanding of simple, everyday Dutch, and can make themselves understood in simple, everyday Dutch that is still full of mistakes. The aim of the course is to help participants extend a basic vocabulary of Dutch, enable them to understand simple spoken and written Dutch, and teach them how to make themselves understood in simple spoken and written Dutch.

Intermediate
For those who have a reasonable understanding of everyday Dutch and of Dutch used in the media and can make themselves understood in simple everyday Dutch but still make many mistakes. The aim of the course is to help participants extend a basic vocabulary of Dutch, enable them to understand spoken and written Dutch in a variety of familiar contexts, and teach them how to make themselves understood in both spoken and written Dutch.

Pre-Advanced
For those who have a good understanding of everyday Dutch and of Dutch used in the media, and who can make themselves understood in everyday Dutch but still make quite a few mistakes. The aim of the course is to help participants to extend their vocabulary of Dutch, enable them to understand spoken and written Dutch in a variety of contexts, and improve their basic writing and speaking skills.

Advanced
Even those who have a thorough understanding of everyday Dutch and a good understanding of Dutch at an academic level still make systematic mistakes. Therefore, the advanced course can help those students who have a Dutch language background but are still looking to improve. Objectives of the advanced level are to improve participants’ writing and speaking skills. Some attention is paid to reading, listening, and extending vocabulary.

SPRING 2019 COURSES

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CIEE COURSES

  • BUSI 3004 AMNT: Business and Sustainability in the Netherlands
  • POLI 3002 AMNT: Political and Economic Development of the Netherlands and the EU
  • NLST 3002 NETH: Contemporary Dutch Social Policy
  • COMM 3301 NETH: Intercultural Leadership and Communication in Amsterdam
  • DUTC 1003 NETH: Beginning Dutch
  • PUBH 3001 NETH: Dutch Public Health
  • VIST 3001 NETH: Screen Cultures
  • PSYC 3001 AMNT: Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • SOCI 3003 AMNT: Race in the Netherlands

UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM COURSES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Acceptance to the program does not guarantee course availability. Typically, students are admitted to either the Business and/or Economics track, which allows them to choose 4-5 courses from the respective track. Please contact CIEE for further information.  

Business Studies courses

  • E-Business
  • Marketing Management
  • Information and Data Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Strategy and Organization

Economics courses

  • Environmental Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Development Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Transition Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Political Economy: Dialectical Methodology

Finance courses

  • Finance 2
  • Investment and Portfolio Theory 1
  • Investment and Portfolio Theory 2
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Mathematics courses

  • Mathematics 2 for Economics

Accounting courses

  • Management Accounting 1 for economics

Other

  • Corporate Law

For more information about these courses, go to the University of Amsterdam online catalogue of courses for international students: http://studiegids.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2018-2019/zoek-opleiding/opleiding/5228/226331

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM - DUTCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE COURSES

Beginners
For those who understand some Dutch but are incapable, or almost incapable, of making themselves understood in Dutch. The main objectives of the course are to help participants acquire a basic vocabulary of Dutch, enable them to understand simple spoken and written Dutch, and teach them how to make themselves understood in elementary spoken and written Dutch.

Pre-Intermediate
For those who have a global understanding of simple, everyday Dutch, and can make themselves understood in simple, everyday Dutch that is still full of mistakes. The aim of the course is to help participants extend a basic vocabulary of Dutch, enable them to understand simple spoken and written Dutch, and teach them how to make themselves understood in simple spoken and written Dutch.

Intermediate
For those who have a reasonable understanding of everyday Dutch and of Dutch used in the media and can make themselves understood in simple everyday Dutch but still make many mistakes. The aim of the course is to help participants extend a basic vocabulary of Dutch, enable them to understand spoken and written Dutch in a variety of familiar contexts, and teach them how to make themselves understood in both spoken and written Dutch.

Pre-Advanced
For those who have a good understanding of everyday Dutch and of Dutch used in the media, and who can make themselves understood in everyday Dutch but still make quite a few mistakes. The aim of the course is to help participants to extend their vocabulary of Dutch, enable them to understand spoken and written Dutch in a variety of contexts, and improve their basic writing and speaking skills.

Advanced
Even those who have a thorough understanding of everyday Dutch and a good understanding of Dutch at an academic level still make systematic mistakes. Therefore, the advanced course can help those students who have a Dutch language background but are still looking to improve. Objectives of the advanced level are to improve participants’ writing and speaking skills. Some attention is paid to reading, listening, and extending vocabulary.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Dutch culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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Fees & Housing

Fall 2018 18 weeks Aug 20, 2018 Dec 22, 2018
$19,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $14,133 **

Housing = $5,250 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $19,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,600

International Airfare = $1,250 ††

Local Transportation = $125

Books & Supplies = $450

Personal expenses = $2,750

Other = $500

Total Estimated Costs = $7,675

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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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

*** breakfast and one other meal per week are included in the homestay option; no meals are included in the residence hall option

for students in the residence hall; homestay students should budget $1600 per semester for meals not included in fees

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

Academic year 2018-2019 41 weeks Aug 20, 2018 Jun 1, 2019
$38,285
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $27,318 **

Housing = $10,500 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $38,285

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $5,200

International Airfare = $1,250 ††

Local Transportation = $250

Books & Supplies = $900

Personal expenses = $5,500

Other = $500

Expenses during break = $1,500 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $15,100

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

*** breakfast and one other meal per week are included in the homestay option; no meals are included in the residence hall option

for students in the residence hall; homestay students should budget $1600 per semester for meals not included in fees

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

††† academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

Spring 2019 18 weeks Nov 1, 2018 Jan 28, 2019 Jun 1, 2019
$20,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $14,733 **

Housing = $5,250 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $20,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,600

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $650

Books & Supplies = $450

Personal expenses = $2,750

Other = $359

Total Estimated Costs = $8,059

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

*** breakfast and one other meal per week are included in the homestay option; no meals are included in the residence hall option

Fall 2019 18 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Aug 19, 2019* Dec 21, 2019*

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

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