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, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 18 – Jun 15, 2021 (4 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 13, 2021 (4 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jul 13 – Aug 9, 2021 (4 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 18 – Jul 13, 2021 (8 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 9, 2021 (8 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 18 – Aug 9, 2021 (12 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Bring your interest in Dutch culture, politics, and society to the progressive, multicultural city of Amsterdam this summer. Choose from three sessions and coursework on the Dutch public health system; gender, race, sexuality, and popular culture; or racialization in the Netherlands. Courses are taught in English at CIEE Amsterdam and are complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

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 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 a 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.

Academics

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Academics

Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions and focus on the Netherlands’ cultural and social history and challenges. Courses are taught by qualified lecturers from the Netherlands. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

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.

Program Requirements

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

Program Credit

Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session.

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE Communicative Dutch Language course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours

Academic Culture

Classes are held Monday through Friday. Students should be ready to take initiative and approach coursework independently.

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.

Language of Instruction

English

Courses

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Course Information

Course Notes
Students studying in Amsterdam for multiple sessions may only take Communicative Dutch Language course once.

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

CIEE offers more than $8 million in 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

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 & 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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 18, 2021* Jun 15, 2021*
Summer Session I and II 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 18, 2021* Jul 13, 2021*
Summer Sessions I, II and III 2021 12 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 18, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*
Summer Session II 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 15, 2021* Jul 13, 2021*
Summer Session II and III 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 15, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*
Summer Session III 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jul 13, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*

*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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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

Our Staff

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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! 

    Apply Now
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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.