University of Oregon

CIEE: Summer Contemporary Netherlands Studies Program in Amsterdam

Program Overview

The Contemporary Netherlands Studies summer program includes two three-week sessions. The Society, Environment, Transportation, and Space: The Dutch Experience session takes place in Groningen, while the Contemporary Dutch Social Policy session takes place entirely in Amsterdam.

Contemporary Netherlands Studies is ideal if you are interested in social policy or environmental studies. It will allow you to develop a better understanding of Dutch social policies and the country’s interest in sustainable living. In addition to a classroom component, the program also involves guided site visits and excursions.

All students take the required course during each session, Economy, Environment, and Space: The Dutch Experience in Session I, or Contemporary Dutch Social Policy in Session II. In addition to numerous day trips and activities associated with each course, one overnight excursion is offered during each three-week session.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Contemporary Netherlands Studies Program (Summer)

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
Summer II20173/01/2017mid-Junemid-July
Summer III20173/01/2017mid-Julymid-August

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.