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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Summer Business + Communications

Study Program

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4 weeks

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3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

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4 weeks

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4 weeks

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Dates

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8 weeks

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8 weeks

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Dates

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12 weeks

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Dates

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4 weeks

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4 weeks

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4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

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4 weeks

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4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

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Dates

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8 weeks

Credit

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4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

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8 weeks

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

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12 weeks

Credit

3 - 4 per session semester hours

4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours

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Overview

Spend your summer studying abroad in Amsterdam, home to the national stock exchange (one of the oldest modern markets in the world), the Dutch National Bank, and many other international companies. Designed for students with a business or communications studies background, Amsterdam is the perfect place to broaden your understanding of the Netherlands's role in the global marketplace and deepen your business and communications knowledge abroad.

CIEE Amsterdam offers courses on sustainable business, contemporary television, and intercultural communication. Courses are taught in English, and students will attend immersive activities designed to increase intercultural understanding and give a nuanced perspective of the Netherlands.

Unique Experiences

EXPLORE ANOTHER DUTCH CITY

which highlights Dutch innovation and paints a real portrait of life in the Netherlands

EXPLORE DUTCH CASTLES

beaches, fishing villages, and cities

GET A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING

of Dutch business practices today and throughout history.

7

OF THE WORLD’S 500 LARGEST COMPANIES

6.5

FEET BELOW SEA LEVEL

320

MILES OF DEDICATED BICYCLE PATHS

Experience
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Your Destination

You’ll have no problem feeling right at home among Amsterdam’s 875,000 inhabitants. Though the Dutch capital is a European hub for business and finance, including the headquarters of 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. Although the city is home to 180 different nationalities - making it 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. What's more, CIEE Amsterdam is conveniently located close to the University of Amsterdam in the tranquil Plantage neighborhood, where students can easily drop in to speak to CIEE staff, study, or simply hang out in the student area between classes. 

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

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EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • During orientation, venture out into the countryside to visit an old medieval castle, a small authentic fisherman’s town, or a small Dutch city bearing immense historical significance 
  • Take a day trip that highlights Dutch innovation outside the city rings of Amsterdam, such as a trip to the Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier or an architecture and design-focused visit to Rotterdam. 
  • Explore Amsterdam's world-famous canal belt on a private canal cruise, or leave the city behind and paddle a canoe through the Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest)  
  • Relax during an open-air movie screening at a popular Amsterdam city beach. 
  • Go to a concert, play, flea market, or a special exhibition in one of Amsterdam’s museums.

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Falling in love with Amsterdam

By CIEE Amsterdam at CIEE

By Viktoria Ivan (Operations Manager Amsterdam) Falling in love with Amsterdam I’ve lived in The Netherlands for 8 years now, but I always tried to avoid Amsterdam, as much as... keep reading

From CIEE

EAT, DRINK, EXPLORE: AMSTERDAM

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

EAT You’ll be craving apple pie ( appeltaart) long after you’ve returned home from studying abroad in Amsterdam. That’s because it’s not your grandmother’s apple pie (unless she’s Dutch of... keep reading

What People are Saying

  • "I had a fantastic time and met some really great people."

    Margaret O., Franklin Pierce University

  • "it was a nice transition to a very intense situation so they did a great job helping people get into the swing of things ."

    Brittany M., California State University - Fresno

  • "Great time and interesting course"

    Abigail R., University of Cincinnati

Housing
Academics

Academics

Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions and focus on the global business and communications industry in the Netherlands. Courses are taught by qualified lecturers from the Netherlands and class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions, as well as site visits to organizations and businesses that specifically fit the profile of the course(s) students choose to enroll in.   

CIEE Amsterdam is conveniently located a short walk away from the University of Amsterdam in a thriving, student-friendly neighborhood surrounded by cafés, restaurants, and picturesque canals. 

GPA

2.5

Language Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

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.

Requirements

All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session.
 

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits per session.
 

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

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

Class Format

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

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded based on attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations.  Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi.

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

Course Information

Summer Session I 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session II 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session III 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

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.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

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.


 

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer Session I 2024 4 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $5,950
Program Summer Session II 2024 4 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $5,950
Program Summer Session III 2024 4 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $5,950
Program Summer Session I and II 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $10,710
Program Summer Session II and III 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $10,710
Program Summer Sessions I, II and III 2024 12 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $15,470
Program Summer Session I 2025 4 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Summer Session II 2025 4 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Summer Session III 2025 4 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Summer Session I and II 2025 8 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Summer Session II and III 2025 8 weeks Start Date End Date
Program Summer Sessions I, II and III 2025 12 weeks Start Date End Date

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.

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $4,253**

Housing = $1,200

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $5,950

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 = $275

International Airfare = $1,400††

Local Transportation = $140

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $150

Total Costs = $2,015

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide breakfast. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $371 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $4,253**

Housing = $1,200

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $5,950

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 = $275

International Airfare = $1,400††

Local Transportation = $140

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $150

Total Costs = $2,015

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide breakfast. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $371 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $4,253**

Housing = $1,200

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $5,950

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 = $275

International Airfare = $1,200††

Local Transportation = $140

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $150

Total Costs = $1,815

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide breakfast. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $371 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $7,813**

Housing = $2,400

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $10,710

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 = $550

International Airfare = $1,400††

Local Transportation = $280

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $300

Total Costs = $2,630

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide breakfast. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $371 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $7,813**

Housing = $2,400

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $10,710

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 = $550

International Airfare = $1,400††

Local Transportation = $280

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $300

Total Costs = $2,630

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide breakfast. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $371 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $11,373**

Housing = $3,600

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $15,470

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 = $825

International Airfare = $1,400††

Local Transportation = $420

Books & Supplies = $150

Personal expenses = $450

Total Costs = $3,245

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.

See Scholarships

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For students in homestays, families provide breakfast. For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $371 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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.

See Scholarships

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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.

See Scholarships

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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.

See Scholarships

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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.

See Scholarships

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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.

See Scholarships

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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.

See Scholarships

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 travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Gildas Fresneau

Center Director

Gildas holds a master’s degree in European Law from the University of Rennes (France). He worked in many roles within international higher education before joining CIEE as Center Director.

Cathelijn Kuis

Student Life Director

Cathelijn studied Journalism (BA) and American Studies (MA) at the University of Utrecht.

Merve Erdogan

Academic Director

Merve studied Sociology, Public Administration, and Political Science and obtained a Masters degree in Communication Science. She worked as a lecturer and academic tutor and is currently working as Academic...

Get Started Steps

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.

3

CONTACT US

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