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Summer Business + Communications

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

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Program Overview

Amsterdam is home to the stock exchange, central bank, and international companies, making it the perfect place to deepen your knowledge of business and communications. Broaden your understanding of the role the Netherlands plays in the global market with courses on sustainable business, contemporary television, or intercultural communication. Courses are taught in English at CIEE Amsterdam and are complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

GO ON AN EXCURSION

to another city in the Netherlands

EXPLORE DUTCH CASTLES,

beaches, fishing villages, and cities.

GET A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING

of Dutch business practices today and throughout history.

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Your Destination

You’ll have no problem feeling right at home among Amsterdam’s 830,000 inhabitants. Though the Dutch capital is home to the stock exchange, central bank, and numerous Dutch and international companies, it’s got an artsy, vibrant side too — think museums housing original works by Van Gogh and Rembrandt, art galleries, music clubs, and theaters. Not to mention, though it boasts 180 different nationalities (making one of the most diverse populations in the world), English is the unofficial second language here, so it’s easy to communicate with the locals.
 

Excursions & Activities

  • During the orientation, venture out into the countryside to visit an old medieval castle, a small authentic fisherman’s town, or small Dutch city with great history.
  • Take a trip to Rotterdam, The Hague, or Utrecht – each significant in its own right – and compare your observations to what you know of Amsterdam.
  • Take a bike tour through Amsterdam’s countryside.
  • Relax during an outside movie night at a popular Amsterdam city beach.
  • Go to a concert, play, flea market, or a special exhibition in one of Amsterdam’s museums.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Dutch culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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