Amsterdam, Netherlands

January in Amsterdam

Study Public Health in the Netherlands or Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
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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,  and both courses are taught in English at CIEE Amsterdam and are complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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Unique Experiences

  • Explore another Dutch city

    Because there is more to the Netherlands than its capital, and we will show you a slice of small(er) town Dutch life!

  • 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!

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter 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 excursions and field trips 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.

  • MEALS

    Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. Amsterdam offers many options, including many local affordable restaurants, the University of Amsterdam cafeteria, and open-air food markets.

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

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.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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 topics 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. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

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.

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

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! 

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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.