You'll find this progressive, multicultural city the perfect setting to explore Dutch society, politics, and culture. With an opportunity to live with a Dutch host for your entire stay or just a weekend, you'll get a truly personal introduction to this country and its eco-friendly, active way of life.
GET AROUND BY BIKE
– it's the Dutch way – and the best way to get a closer perspective of this multicultural city.
GET A MULTINATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
on everything you study by working side by side with the international student body at University of Amsterdam.
LIVE LIKE THE LOCALS
by taking a bike tour, attending a special exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, or another world-class institution.
Travel overnight to experience life in another Dutch city or slip out of urban life at a coastal preserve.
Take day trips that highlight Dutch innovation outside the city rings of Amsterdam.
Cheer alongside Dutch fans at a soccer match, or experience Dutch theatre or dance at a historic performance hall.
Team up with a student coach from the University of Amsterdam's International Student Network (ISN), and enjoy city outings with your own group of international students at the UvA.
Get to know Dutch youngsters by volunteering to teach English once a week at a local Amsterdam school.
Join one of several Amsterdam Life Activities (ALA) groups. From exploring Amsterdam's multicultural composition, to its status as a global culinary capital or a hub for business innovation, there's a way to pursue nearly every interest.
Sign up for a weekend homestay, and get to meet a Dutch family.
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
Field trips and cultural activities
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.
Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.