Amsterdam, Netherlands

January in Amsterdam

Study Public Health in the Netherlands or Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
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Information for term January in Amsterdam

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 3 – 21, 2022
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Earn credits this January in one of the most progressive cities in the world. January in Amsterdam features two course offerings: Public Health in the Netherlands or Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture. Both courses are taught in English at CIEE Amsterdam and are complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • Explore another Dutch city

    between the capital of Amsterdam and a smaller city, during a two day overnight trip.

  • Visit the Amsterdam Zoo

    just steps away from the CIEE Study Center, located on the Roetersstraat on the eastern side of the city center.

  • Spend a day

    at the Rijksmuseum and view the masterpieces of Rembrandt and his pupils.

  • of the world’s 500 largest companies

    7
  • miles of canals

    60
  • universities

    2

Location & Culture

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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 people in Amsterdam!

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Learn about culturally sensitive issues such as euthanasia, public insurance, and home birth, as well as global issues such as elderly care and children’s health.
  • Take part in field visits in and around the city of Amsterdam.
  • See a world-class symphony orchestra at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, considered by critics to have some of the best acoustics in the world.
  • Join the locals and bicycle around this accessible, environmentally-conscious and multicultural European capital city.
  • Hear a guest lecturer who’ll provide insights on key contemporary public health issues in the Netherlands.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Residence hall: Students are placed in single rooms.

    Hostels: Students may also reside in a shared room in a hostel with CIEE students only.

  • MEALS

    Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. Meals may be taken at the hostel, in the many local affordable restaurants, or in the university cafeteria.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE AMSTERDAM

    A short commute by foot, bike, or bus from the student accommodations.

Academics

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Academics

The January in Amsterdam program focuses either on the utilitarian and practical approach to Dutch public policy resulting in a unique yet successful healthcare system or the status of gender, race, sexuality, and popular culture in today’s Amsterdam. Qualified lecturers from the Netherlands teach the CIEE courses.

CIEE Amsterdam is conveniently located across the street from the University of Amsterdam, embedded in a thriving, student-friendly neighborhood with cafés, restaurants, and picturesque canals.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Program Requirements

Students take one of the offered courses.

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

Academic Culture

The course features a combination of lectures, active discussion, 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, presentation, and either an exam or paper on one of the themes discussed in the course.

Class Format

Classes are for CIEE students only.

Grading

Grades are based on a combination of class participation, oral presentations, and papers. Grades are based on a numerical scale of 1 to 10. CIEE will convert grades to a U.S. letter-based scale.

Language of Instruction

English

Courses

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Course Information

  

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.

Dates & Fees

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Dates & 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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2022 Nov 1, 2021 Jan 3, 2022* Jan 21, 2022*

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

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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Our Staff

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Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
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    START AN APPLICATION
    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

    Apply Now
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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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    Contact Us

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.