Fun and eye-opening February 09, 2018

By (Middlebury College) - abroad from 08/21/2017 to 12/23/2017 with

CIEE: Amsterdam - Social Sciences

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
i gained a lot of independence. i gained a greater respect for other cultures.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

i love the city of amsterdam


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

its possible to live on a budget, but really hard in city with so many good places to go.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 140
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? try to eat at home/pack lunch as much as possible


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Hotel
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • biking
  • the canals
  • the people
* What could be improved?
  • the living situation
  • the class options
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? that it goes by faster than you'd expect so take advantage of being in a cool different place.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

To help future students find programs attended by like-minded individuals, please choose the profile that most closely represents you.
The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

capita selecta european art

Course Department: art history
Instructor: marietta de brune
Instruction Language: english
Comments: The course was really interesting. We were able to do a couple of museum visits to see the artworks and artists we were studying right within the city of Amsterdam. Not too rigorous of a course load - assessment through paper and exam at the end of the semester. The teacher was really great.
Credit Transfer Issues: no