Amsterdam, Netherlands

Summer Business + Communications

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Information for term Summer Business + Communications

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jun 18 – Jul 16, 2018 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jul 16 – Aug 12, 2018 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2018
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days
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jun 18 – Aug 12, 2018 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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See business in action in this diverse Dutch capital. You’ll deepen your business and communications knowledge while broadening your understanding of the role the Netherlands plays in the global market by taking courses in sustainable business or contemporary television. There’ll be time for excursions, too, so you can explore fascinating sites and interact with local businesspeople.

Unique Experiences

  • Go on an overnight excursion

    to another country

  • Explore Dutch castles,

    beaches, fishing villages, and cities.

  • Get a deeper understanding

    of Dutch business practices today and throughout history.

  • canals

    165
  • bicycles

    800K
  • visitors to the Anne Frank house every year

    1.2M

Location & Culture

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You’ll have no problem feeling right at home among Amsterdam’s 830,000 inhabitants. Though the Dutch capital is home to the stock exchange, central bank, and numerous Dutch and international companies, it’s got an artsy, vibrant side too — think museums housing original works by Van Gogh and Rembrandt, art galleries, music clubs, and theaters. Not to mention, though it boasts 180 different nationalities (making one of the most diverse populations in the world), English is the unofficial second language here, so it’s easy to communicate with the locals.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • During the orientation, venture out into the countryside to visit an old medieval castle, a small authentic fisherman’s town, or small Dutch city with great history.

  • Take an overnight trip to Rotterdam, The Hague, or Utrecht – each significant in its own right – and compare your observations to what you know of Amsterdam.

  • Take a bike tour through Amsterdam’s countryside.

  • Relax during an outside movie night at a popular Amsterdam city beach.

  • Go to a concert, play, flea market, or a special exhibition in one of Amsterdam’s museums.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Residence Halls: Students live in single rooms, and may have private or shared bathrooms and kitchens. Residence halls are a short commute by foot, bike, tram, or metro to CIEE. Housing is included in the study abroad program fee. Note: Session 1 students share quad rooms with other CIEE students in a nearby hostel for the first two weeks of the program. 

  • MEALS

    Students are responsible for their own meals, and have the option to prepare food at the residence hall, or eat at local restaurants – there are many affordable options.

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What you need to know

The program details

Courses will be taught by qualified Dutch instructors, at or near CIEE, conveniently located near the city center, and adjacent to University of Amsterdam on Roetersstraat.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Classes are with CIEE study abroad participants only. The program combines lectures, discussions, guest speakers, and guided site visits.

  • GRADING

    Grades are based on a combination of class participation, oral presentations, papers, and/or written or oral examinations. All assignments are given a percentage grade and the final grade is converted to a letter-grade.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Classes are held Monday through Friday. Students should be ready to take initiative and approach coursework more independently than they may be accustomed to.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Recommended Credit

  • Total credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per session
  • Contact hours: Each course has 45 contact hours

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.

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

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

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.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • 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

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.

No Hidden Fees

Program

Summer Session II 2018 4 weeks Summer Session II and III 2018 8 weeks Summer Session III 2018 4 weeks

Application Due

Apr 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 May 1, 2018

Start Date

Jun 18, 2018 Jun 18, 2018 Jul 16, 2018

End Date

Jul 16, 2018 Aug 12, 2018 Aug 12, 2018

Fees & Housing

$4,850
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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 = $3,458 **

Housing = $925

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,850

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 = $1,500

Local Transportation = $134

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $394

Total Estimated Costs = $2,928

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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

$8,730
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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 = $6,413 **

Housing = $1,850

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $8,730

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 = $1,700

International Airfare = $1,500

Local Transportation = $268

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $788

Total Estimated Costs = $4,356

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

$4,850
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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 = $3,458 **

Housing = $925

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,850

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 = $1,500

Local Transportation = $134

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $394

Total Estimated Costs = $2,928

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

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