Information for term January in Amsterdam
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2021
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Tentative Dates: Jan 3 – 21, 2022
- Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
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.
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 companies7
miles of canals60
Location & CultureClick to Open
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!
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.
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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.
Where You'll Study
A short commute by foot, bike, or bus from the student accommodations.
AcademicsClick to Open
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.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
Students take one of the offered courses.
Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
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.
Classes are for 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. CIEE will convert grades to a U.S. letter-based scale.
Language of Instruction
CoursesClick to Open
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.
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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.
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.
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