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

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


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Spend your January in the Netherlands, learning about a country known for its progressive social policies. Take a class on the Dutch public health system and use the mini-metropolis of Amsterdam as your laboratory. Go on guided site visits, hear from guest lecturers, compare Dutch public health to that of the United States, and come away illuminated with insight about this beautiful country.

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

  • miles of canals

  • universities


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


  • 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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    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 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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    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

CIEE’s January in Amsterdam program focuses on how the Dutch have a utilitarian and practical approach to public policy, which has resulted in a unique yet successful healthcare system.

Qualified lecturers from the Netherlands teach the CIEE course.


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    Classes are with CIEE students only.


    Grades are based on a combination of class participation, oral presentations, and papers. Grades are based on a numerical scale of 1 to 10, rather than on letters.


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



    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.


Program Credit

  • Total credit, 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: 45

All students take the required course, Public Health in the Netherlands or Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture.

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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  • PUBH 3001 NETU: Public Health in the Netherlands
  • GEND 3001 AMNT: Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture


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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, 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.

  • 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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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