Emerson College: Kasteel Well: The Netherlands

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A restored 14th-century medieval castle is home to Emerson's Semester Abroad Program in Well, the Netherlands. Moats and lush gardens contribute to the magic of this setting, while courses with a European focus provide the substance of serious aca... read more

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I became more independent, mature, and open minded. Traveling and spending time with all of the castle dwellers in very influential. - Emerson College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. I met some of the most amazing people from all over the world through traveling and living in the Netherlands. I was able to learn about myself and how I interact with people. I also learned a lot about time management. I saw things I never imagined I'd actually see and got to live in a castle. Dream come ... - Emerson College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Emerson College: Kasteel Well: The Netherlands
I became so much more independent and confident in myself, it was the most amazing and life-changing 3 months of my life, and was absolutely worthwhile. - Emerson College View Entire Review
I made some great friends and I feel a lot more confident in myself. I wouldn't trade it for anything - Emerson College View Entire Review
Studying abroad was the most informational experience I have ever had. I had the opportunity to not only learn about other cultures, but also a tremendous amount about myself. - Emerson College View Entire Review
I learned patience. - Emerson College View Entire Review
Past Review Living Well
I learned a lot about myself. You have to deal with a lot of drama and difficulties when traveling like this, but I learned that I can deal with all of that. I realized that I am capable of doing a lot more than I thought I was (traveling, exploring, staying safe, etc.). I feel a lot more grown up and mature. I am so proud o... - Emerson College View Entire Review
I gained a great sense of independence as well as an appreciation for things I have overlooked before. I now look upon the world through a different lens and I could not be any more grateful for that than I am right now. Of course it was worthwhile. - Emerson College View Entire Review
It was the most worthwhile experiences I've ever had in my life. I'm the same person I was when I left for Europe. I know more about the world, and more about myself. - Emerson College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about many different cultures and how to be more independent. It was most definitely worthwhile. - Emerson College View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself as a person. Traveling to different countries every weekend and experiencing different cultures was truly amazing and if I could do it all over again I would in a heartbeat! - Emerson College View Entire Review
I love traveling, and this program made me realize that I'd like it to be a large part of my life. This program was so worth it. I think I'd like to do another program, perhaps with more immersion and language aspects, though. - Emerson College View Entire Review
I can assimilate into European cultures. Also, I should learn a language. It was definitely worthwhile. - Emerson College View Entire Review
I learned that there is so much to see. I saw a lot through this program, but I know there is still so much more to explore. These 3 months were just the tip of the iceberg. Going to the castle was the best choice I think I've ever made. - Emerson College View Entire Review
I think the biggest thing that I learned from my study abroad experience was to just accept that things are going to happen that aren't in your plan and to feel secure in the fact that you have the skills and the confidence to take care of them. - Emerson College View Entire Review
I gained confidence in myself to plan my own travel and take care of myself while abroad. I made lifelong friendships that I know won't fade anytime soon. A truly amazing experience that, if you have the means, I would recommend to everyone. - Emerson College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Emerson College: Kasteel Well: The Netherlands
I gained a better understanding of different cultures. I also learned a lot about different perspectives on the world and how it works. It was an incredible experience and definitely worthwhile. I would do it again in a heartbeat. - Emerson College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Emerson College: Kasteel Well: The Netherlands
People will tell you that Disney is the happiest place on earth. The people telling you this have never spent three wonderful months at Kasteel Well. My time in Well changed me for the best. I left for Europe not knowing a soul, but I returned to the States with some of the most amazing friends I have ever known. When you're in ... - Emerson College View Entire Review
Day-to-day money management. - Emerson College View Entire Review
There's no way to put it in words- all I can say to this question is that this experience was probably the most important one I have had in my life so far, and will always be in the top 5. I would not change going for the world. - Emerson College View Entire Review
That America is an awful place. Food in Europe is much better. Of course it was worthwhile. - Emerson College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Emerson College: Kasteel Well: The Netherlands
I learned how to be independent and how to take responsibility. I learned to make new friends and live with no regrets! It was the most worthwhile program I have ever been a part of. - Emerson College View Entire Review
I learned more about who I was and how I wanted to carry myself going forward, and I came to terms with some parts of myself that I had been previously struggling with prior to my experience - Emerson College View Entire Review
Past Review Indescribable!
YES. Time management skills, cultural appreciation, understanding of "real world" problems and solutions. - Emerson College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Emerson College: Kasteel Well: The Netherlands
I learned so much about traveling and about how large the world really is. I would do it all again in a heartbeat, because I learned so much about myself. - Emerson College View Entire Review

About

A restored 14th-century medieval castle is home to Emerson's Semester Abroad Program in Well, the Netherlands. Moats and lush gardens contribute to the magic of this setting, while courses with a European focus provide the substance of serious academic pursuit.

The program's special curriculum draws on the rich resources of its location to promote cross-cultural awareness and an understanding of worldwide communication. Kasteel Well participants enroll in courses that take advantage of the European experience. Many of the courses offered are included in the General Education Curriculum. Study is combined with extensive travel, exploring the cultural and historical offerings in several major cities of Europe.

Kasteel (castle) Well is a national historical monument dating from the 14th century. It provides living and dining accommodations, classrooms, a student center and pub, offices and a performance area for students, faculty and staff. The surrounding grounds offer opportunities for various outdoor sports. Well, located in eastern Holland near the German border, is approximately two hours from Dusseldorf, Amsterdam and Brussels, and five hours from Paris by easily accessible mass transit.

Applications are due approximately one year in advance of attendance.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
Unknown
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Communication Disorders, Communication Sciences
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
  • English Language and Literature
  • Visual and Performing Arts
Minimum GPA:
2.0
Year Founded:
1985
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