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, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 2 – 22, 2020
  • 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.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

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.

Academics

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Academics

  • 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.

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

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

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
Students take one of the offered 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.

January 2020

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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.

Courses

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

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

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

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 & 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.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals are not included.  
  • 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
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2020 Jan 22, 2020
$3,350
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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 = $2,078 **

Housing = $925

Insurance = $47

Total Fees = $3,350

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 = $850

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $150

Personal expenses = $500

Total Estimated Costs = $2,900

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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

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

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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