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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OVERALL RATING 4.5
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Yes, it was worthwhile. I gained confidence in my ability to travel alone and in a foreign place. I really came to appreciate my home school and how things are done there after seeing the differences with my host university. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that I can make anywhere my home. I really felt connected to the culture and to the city. It was incredibly worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to really balance serious things like academics with fun things like traveling and going on adventures, and realizing how much you can learn about yourself when you are in a situation that is not completely familiar. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was a very worthwhile experience. I learned to live independently in the Netherlands while taking classes and having a good social life. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Incredible. I learned so much about myself and realized how much I want to live in abroad. Even learned I absolutely love to bike (even in the rain). Best four months of my life by far. - Hope College View Entire Review
Past Review Go To Amsterdam
Yes it's clichéd, but it was the best experience of my life. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Loved It
It was great living in Europe for an extended period of time like this - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Eye Opening
aside from all the fun I had while in Amsterdam, my experience living there taught me I can adapt to different cultures easily and live independently - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Amsterdam provided me with great adventure. It was not only a beautiful city but it was also very manageable, the people were friendly, I learned a lot, I made amazing friends, ate good food, and was able to explore a good portion of Europe. I would recommend Amsterdam to anyone! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was so incredibly worthwhile. Amsterdam marked major growth in my life as a student and a person. I was exposed to so many new places, people, perspectives and experiences and wouldn't trade my experience for anything. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Intercultural Insight. It was very worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The best things that I got out of my study abroad experience had little or nothing to do with my classes or my program. The best relationships I made were with other people in the city who I met through walking around, and doing things I loved to do. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about living independently and living every day fully in order to take advantage of such an amazing city!! From my classes I learned so much about Dutch culture and their interesting policies- it really helped me think critically about American policies and culture. I also loved taking a new language while I was ... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Fun
Yes, I gained a lot - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Self Exploration
It was a fantastic experience! Being able to explore for oneself a city that one hasn't been exposed to (for the extended period of a semester), is a promising, and worth-every-second, time. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I gained a lot of independence living on my own and met some incredible people. I got a lot of travel experiences I never normally would have had. I learned how to be an aggressive biker. And I learned a lot about what politics looks like in a smaller, homogenous country with a very different histor... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Expanded my interests, made me realize how fun school and adult life can be, made me consider things from a new point of view and open my mind beyond my small campus bubble. Totally worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Gained so much independence, got to travel around the country and other places in Europe, learned to bike like the Dutch - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review The City Of Love
I learned a lot from my experience abroad. I learned to challenge myself beyond my comfortable limits and learned a lot about tolerance and living on my own. It was extremely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Good Stuff
CIEE admin is awesome, Amsterdam is the best city in the world, embrace your independence and thrive. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a real perspective on living abroad and living independently, and got the chance to travel around Europe from a storybook locale as home base. I'll never - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
it was so great to be accepted in such a different city. i loved biking and felt so liberated and in control of myself. it was a great feeling! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Eye Opening
A radically different perspective on policy - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review License To Kill
a new perspective on myself, the world, and humankind in general; how to live independently in a strange new place, how to build yourself a life from the bottom up; that every person, no matter their place of origin, is motivated by the same desires; definitely, absolutely worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Amsterdam - Social Sciences
I learned how to be independent. I learned how to get out of my comfort zone and experience a whole new lifestyle. I learned how to have dinner way too late. I made friends from all over the world. But what I truly learned is that I want to spend as much time as possible, in my life, traveling. - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 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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Qualifying programs: all summer, semester or year-long CIEE programs

$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.

100% of program fee and travel costs

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$2,000 for semester, $1,000 for internship, $500 for summer

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Qualifying programs: CIEE summer, semester, or year-long programs that offer research opportunities. Please check the home page of your program of interest to see what awards are offered for that program.

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

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Open to all CIEE alum and participants from high school and college study abroad, teach abroad, and tefl certifcations.

$200

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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.

$1,000

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Qualifying programs: CIEE’s Sustainability and the Environment, or Tropical Ecology and Conservation summer, semester or year-long programs.

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

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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.

10% discount

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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.

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

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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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