CIEE: Amsterdam - Social Sciences

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Bring your interest in Dutch language, society, politics, and culture to this progressive, multicultural city for coursework across social science and humanities in English at CIEE Amsterdam and our cosmopolitan partner, University of Amsterdam (U... read more

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April 18, 2020 I'm So Bad At Biking
Independence. It was very worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 09, 2020 Biking Is Fun
interact with cultures - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Learned to be respobsible for myself and figure out how to solve issues. Living fully alone for first time so if something broke my responsibility to fix it. when i lost my key i had to call the locksmith myself and couldnt just call pub safe which was very worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 10, 2019 Life Changing
It was 100% worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 09, 2019 Amazing Amsterdam
international exposure, independence, and new perspective. Definitely worth it - Middlebury College View Entire Review
May 28, 2019 Amsterdam
Yes - Middlebury College View Entire Review
March 11, 2019 Fun
I gained alot of life skills, It was worth it - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 10, 2019 Unforgettable Semester
My experience abroad was definitely worthwhile. I feel a greater appreciation for the little things that make me feel comfortable at my home university. There are so many things that I take for granted on a regular basis and living and studying in a new environment made me realize this. I also met so many amazing that gave me ne... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Independence, Mindfulness, and Self-Compassion - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Amsterdam - Social Sciences
I gained a new self of my self. A sense of independence. It was the greatest adventure of my life so far and I feel like I really found who I was. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and how to live on my own. I learned that traveling can be so hard but so much fun. My time abroad was so worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned more about the Dutch culture. I also was able to experience other cultures by traveling. I was able to meet new people and meet up with old ones. Def worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 17, 2018 Dehydrated
I learned to remain calm and socialize. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 14, 2020 Organized Chaos
How to be more independent and do activities alone that I normally would only do with a group of people. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I gained independence and had amazing opportunities to learn about local culture, public policy and experience Europe. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 11, 2019 An Amazing Semester!
Had an amazing time traveling around Europe and living in Amsterdam! A great experience! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile, I loved living in a foreign city. The academics were not particularly valuable but the experience as a whole was unbeatable. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
i learned how to live on my own and navigate every day issues important to living on your on. It was worth it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to cook, how to live on my own, how to navigate on public transportation in Amsterdam, how to bike through Amsterdam and how to live without my best friends and family - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 02, 2019 Amsterdam For A Semester
A new understanding of independence. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
December 24, 2018 Europe In A Four Months
I learned so much about Europe and other cultures, which I find very valuable. I also learned how to cook for myself and really live on my own. It was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 18, 2018 A Memorable Semester
Definitely worthwhile! Gained greater confidence and independence while immersing myself in a different culture which taught me a lot about my own. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and how to manage uncomfortable situations. My intercultural communication skills improved a ton, and I feel like I'm more open minded to different lifestyles. This experience definitely opened my eyes to different ways of life and how to be respectful when being in these new cultures - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned to be way more independent than I was and made new friends in a situation where I didn't know anybody. Trying new things and meeting new people and being comfortable with being uncomfortable are certainly skills I am happy to be better at now. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
June 23, 2018 Fun
Learned a lot about other countries - Brandeis University View Entire Review

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Bring your interest in Dutch language, society, politics, and culture to this progressive, multicultural city for coursework across social science and humanities in English at CIEE Amsterdam and our cosmopolitan partner, University of Amsterdam (UvA). Select from Dutch language learning at the Dutch Language Institute (INTT) which is part of UvA and courses across disciplines including anthropology, European studies, film studies, history, international relations, media, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and more.

All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Dutch
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Social Sciences
  • European Studies
  • Dutch/Flemish Language, Literature
  • Public Health
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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