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Interdisciplinary Studies

Available Sessions

OVERVIEW

Location:

Amsterdam

Dates:

early Jul 2020 - mid Jul 2020

Price:

$3,995

Estimated Credits:

3

Deadlines:

Apply by 4/1/20 Withdraw by 4/15/20

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Complete Application
  • Transcript - Unofficial
 

ELIGIBILITY

Minimum GPA:
2.5
Course Prerequisites:
Some courses may have prerequisites.
Education Completed:
1 Year of College completed prior to program start
 

About the Program

Program Description

If you are undecided about your major or career path or if you are interested in exploring a totally new subject from multiple perspectives, the Interdisciplinary Studies program is for you! All courses are taught in English at VU Amsterdam and use interdisciplinary perspectives, welcoming students from any academic background. Many courses incorporate experiential learning activities that enhance your study program as they take you into the city. Fall semester students will enroll in a specific Program Track of 4 courses related to one theme, or ‘Minor Programme’ as it is called by VU Amsterdam. Summer students take one themed course at a time.

Program Structure

The summer is divided into three intensive block sessions, each of which are two weeks long. You’ll enroll in 1 course per two-week block session. You have the freedom to customize your summer, by choosing to enroll in one, two, or three blocks sessions. Different courses are offered during each block session, and we encourage you to review all course offerings before making a selection.

Summer courses meet for a minimum of 45 U.S. contact hours and are awarded at 3 U.S. credits. If you choose to enroll in one session, you’ll receive 3 credits for two weeks of class. If you choose to enroll in two sessions, you’ll receive 6 credits for 4 weeks of class. If you choose to enroll in three sessions, you’ll receive 9 credits for 6 weeks of class.

Classes meet at various times, Monday-Friday. Active learning components required by the course may be schedule any day of the week.

You will select your session(s) and course(s) prior to departure. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. Some courses do fill up quickly. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Where You'll Study

Take courses with other international and Dutch students at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam), ranked one of the top 100 universities in the world. With over 350 courses regularly taught in English and a focus on research and academic excellence, VU Amsterdam provides an ideal setting for study abroad.

Where You'll Stay

When in Amsterdam, you can choose standard CEA housing . CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Studying Abroad in Amsterdam with CEA

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursionscultural engagement to other exciting opportunities, our inclusions make studying abroad in Amsterdam easy!
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Life-Long Benefits
I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.

Garret Swinton
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 , Aix-en-Provence, France

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