University of Oregon

CIEE: Social Sciences in Amsterdam

Program Overview

The Social Sciences program at the University of Amsterdam was established in 1993. The CIEE study center is based at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS)/Graduate School for Social Sciences (GSSS) which offers a number of humanities and social sciences courses in English, and aims to increase students' understanding of social, political, and cultural realities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Europe. You can also take regular UvA courses in English if you meet the prerequisites.

You will typically take four courses chosen from the ISHSS, UvA, and CIEE Dutch language and content course offerings. While Dutch is not required, it is strongly recommended, particularly if you are planning on staying for the academic year.

Students who have had previous Dutch study can take Dutch classes at the Dutch Language Institute (INTT). If you are fluent in Dutch, French, German, Italian, or Spanish you may elect to take a UvA course taught in one of those languages for credit. Second semester students, or students with prior Dutch study who have completed the CIEE beginning Dutch course, may continue with the INTT Dutch courses.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Social Sciences in Amsterdam


Application Process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

1.    Completion of the GEO application process.

2.    Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20173/1/2017late Augustlate December
Academic Year2017-20183/1/2017late Augustlate May
Spring Semester201810/01/2017late Januaryearly June

Additional Date Information

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.