Spend your summer in Amsterdam learning in an intensive, highly interactive, small classroom environment and experience the vibrant culture of the Netherlands’ capital city. 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. Whether you want to learn about computer science or food security,
global health or entrepreneurship, Amsterdam promises you an unforgettable summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 ,
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