CIEE: Amsterdam - Social Sciences + Humanities

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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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I learned a lot about how to start from scratch in a new city. How important making friends and putting down roots are. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 10, 2024 The Place To Be!
I learned an incredible amount of independence a broader understanding of the world and a new culture. I loved immersing myself in the city I was in. It was absolutely worthwhile and I wish I could do it again. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 11, 2023 Life Is A Movie
I learned a lot about my self and how I can function while independent. I learned about Dutch culture, and found myself immersed and loving a whole new place. This experience was so worthwhile and I hope to be able to return to Amsterdam someday. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Independence, Confidence, Awareness, Cultural intelligence. Yes most definitely. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 02, 2023 Abroad In Amsterdam
I gained an appreciation for another city/country. I took a variety of classes and got to play field hockey with local women. It was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a new understanding of cultural differences and I felt that I was changed by the Dutch culture for the better. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Independence. It was very worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review 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
Past Review Life Changing
It was 100% worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
international exposure, independence, and new perspective. Definitely worth it - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Amsterdam
Yes - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Fun
I gained alot of life skills, It was worth it - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 21, 2024 Great
independence - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained confidence, new friends, and fabulous memories. I learned so much about Europe and feel like my education at Middlebury was really well supplemented by time abroad to have fun and meet new people. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
- Learned how to be alone - How to budget money - European Politics - Racism in Europe - life balance is different in europe - Middlebury College View Entire Review
July 24, 2023 Good
It was worthwhile. Gained perspective - Middlebury College View Entire Review
That you learn more about a culture studying abroad than when on vacation - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Making new connections - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review 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
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

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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):
  • European Studies
  • Dutch/Flemish Language, Literature
  • Social Sciences
  • Public Health
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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To increase access to study abroad by more students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), CIEE will cover 100% of program fees and travel costs for 10 students from 10 different MSIs to participate in an intensive 4-week, 3-credit summer study abroad program. To become a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow, students must be nominated and receive letters of recommendation.

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Earn a cash reward for each person you refer who travels on a CIEE program

Travel costs to and from study abroad or internship program. Pell-eligible; first-come, first-served.

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Students who enroll in more than one four-week session receive a 20% discount off each additional session.

20% discount

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Deduction off of non‑consecutive in‑person terms for CIEE alumni or sibling of alumni.

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Qualifying programs: CIEE summer, semester, or year-long programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Please check the home page of your program of interest to see what awards are offered for that program.

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Qualifying programs: CIEE’s Community and Public Health summer, semester or year-long programs.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Enroll in more than one four-week summer session

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Federal Pell Grant-eligible students can receive a GAIN Travel Grant up to $1,000 when they complete their CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by our published deadlines. Gilman Scholarship applicants can receive a CIEE Go Global Grant AND a GAIN Travel Grant totally up to $4,000!

Up to $1,000 per student

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CIEE offers substantial grants for students who choose our innovative Open Campus Block program. Available at 13 CIEE Global Institutes around the globe, Open Campus invites students across majors to study in up to three international locations in one semester.

Up to $3,000 per student

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Qualified applicants not chosen for a full fellowship are guaranteed a $1,500 program grant and possible university match, $3,000***

$1,500 per student

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