Amsterdam, Netherlands

Summer Contemporary Netherlands Studies

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Information for term Summer Contemporary Netherlands Studies

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Jun 17, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per session semester hours / 4.5 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 17 – Jul 15, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per session semester hours / 4.5 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

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

Application Deadline

May 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jul 15 – Aug 11, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per session semester hours / 4.5 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 15, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per session semester hours / 4.5 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

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

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 17 – Aug 11, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per session semester hours / 4.5 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 21 – Aug 12, 2018 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per session semester hours / 4.5 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 11, 2019 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 per session semester hours / 4.5 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Step into a fascinating laboratory – progressive, multicultural Amsterdam – and explore the Dutch public health system and local policies on migration, drugs, prostitution, and gender and sexuality in popular culture. Complete your summer experience by exploring the city’s trademark canals and welcoming coffeehouses, and traveling to the countryside and other nearby cities to discover more historical pearls.  

Unique Experiences

  • Get around by bike

    it’s the Dutch way – and the best way to get a closer perspective of this multicultural city.

  • For a complete look at Dutch culture,

    explore beyond Amsterdam with day and overnight trips

  • Live like a local

    by catching an outdoor film

  • canals

    165
  • bridges

    1281
  • nationalities

    180

Location & Culture

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If you find yourself wondering why it’s so easy to feel at home in Amsterdam, chalk it up to “gezellig.” Roughly translated, that’s Dutch for cozy or home-like – a sensibility commonly associated with this city. Compact and easy to navigate by bike or on foot, Amsterdam houses more than 6,000 buildings from the 16th century forward that are protected for historic importance. It’s loaded with charm and treasures, from the gabled houses that stand shoulder to shoulder along the canals, to glorious masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Matisse, and more.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Explore beyond Amsterdam with a day trip to visit a medieval castle, an authentic fishing town, or a second urban area.
  • 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.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE AMSTERDAM

    Steps away from the University of Amsterdam, on the eastern side of the city center.

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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 independently.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Program Credit

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

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.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

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

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
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2018 12 weeks May 21, 2018 Aug 12, 2018
$12,610
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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 = $9,368 **

Housing = $2,775

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $12,610

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 = $2,550

International Airfare = $1,500

Local Transportation = $402

Books & Supplies = $168

Personal expenses = $1,182

Total Estimated Costs = $5,802

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

Summer Session II and III 2018 8 weeks Jun 18, 2018 Aug 12, 2018
$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 = $112

Personal expenses = $788

Total Estimated Costs = $4,368

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

Summer Session III 2018 4 weeks Jul 16, 2018 Aug 12, 2018
$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 = $56

Personal expenses = $394

Total Estimated Costs = $2,934

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

Summer Session I 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Jun 17, 2019
$5,150
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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 = $3,758 **

Housing = $925

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,150

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 = $56

Personal expenses = $394

Total Estimated Costs = $2,934

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

Summer Session I and II 2019 8 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$9,270
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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 = $6,953 **

Housing = $1,850

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $9,270

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 = $112

Personal expenses = $788

Total Estimated Costs = $4,368

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

Summer Sessions I, II and III 2019 12 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 20, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$13,390
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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 = $10,148 **

Housing = $2,775

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $13,390

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 = $2,550

International Airfare = $1,500

Local Transportation = $402

Books & Supplies = $168

Personal expenses = $1,182

Total Estimated Costs = $5,802

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

Summer Session II 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$5,150
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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 = $3,758 **

Housing = $925

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,150

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 = $56

Personal expenses = $394

Total Estimated Costs = $2,934

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

Summer Session II and III 2019 8 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$9,270
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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 = $6,953 **

Housing = $1,850

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $9,270

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 = $112

Personal expenses = $788

Total Estimated Costs = $4,368

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

Summer Session III 2019 4 weeks May 1, 2019 Jul 15, 2019 Aug 11, 2019
$5,150
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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 = $3,758 **

Housing = $925

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,150

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 = $56

Personal expenses = $394

Total Estimated Costs = $2,934

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

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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