The Netherlands is the best place on the planet. Past Review

By (Environmental Studies, University of Vermont) for

CIEE: Amsterdam - Summer Contemporary Netherlands Studies

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I feel like I know The Netherlands inside and out. I met amazing people and it was great to experience a culture that has it together, but is 100% more laid back than America

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Awesome, lots of bus and bike tours. grading was not difficult, teachers were super nice, understanding and helpful. only a few assignments in each class

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

at times over organized, but no other complaints. My expectations were exceeded

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

the first dorm in Groningen was dirty but the one in Amsterdam was amazing

* Food:

There was a lot of food provided by the program which was awesome and the grocery stores were close to the dorm

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

it was great i miss everyone. We had picnics and walking tours together. we all went out together at night

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

i always felt completely safe. Lock your bike properly and keep your dorm room locked as well

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


* 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)

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • International Students
  • Americans

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • everything
* What could be improved?
  • nothing
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? have fun and relax, don't waste any time