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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A new understanding of independence. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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
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
Past Review Fun
Learned a lot about other countries - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned to challenge yourself and change will eventually follow. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
i gained a lot of independence. i gained a greater respect for other cultures. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, and I think that was most important. It is one of the only times I will be able to spend months in Europe, so it was so worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned to be independent - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My experience abroad was the best time of my college career. I become increasingly independent and confident as the trip progressed. I learned how to navigate a foreign city and become comfortable in new environments. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Exciting!
I learned that I love to travel and definitely want to think about moving/working abroad! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Lekker
I became more independent, learned how to allocate my time, etc. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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
Past Review Dehydrated
I learned to remain calm and socialize. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained perspective on a new culture and I learned how to appreciate my culture even more. There was a lot of time for reflection, which was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
i learned how to be an individual and enjoy myself while also putting myself out there to make friends - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Enlightening
How to be independent, absolutely worthwhile though I wish I prepared better - Brandeis University View Entire Review
How to live in the present. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of things I cant list them all, mainly independence though - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Definitely a worthwhile experience. There was a lot to learn about the culture as well as what I want for myself going forward. - 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:
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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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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!

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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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