University of Oregon

CIEE: Urban Planning and Society in Groningen

Program Overview

The Urban Planning and Society program explores how the Netherlands is dealing with economic, environmental, and population challenges. These challenges are viewed in the context of increasing globalization, the effects of changing climates on water management and flood protection systems, and sustainability concerns related to increasing levels of mobility generally, and car usage and ridership in particular. You will reflect on economic, environmental, and planning issues in your home country while understanding Dutch spatial-economic problems and the Dutch experiences of planning policies implemented to deal with those problems.

In addition to the CIEE core course Spatial Problems and Spatial Policies, you will participate in a spatial planning group research project and take electives through the Faculty of Spatial Sciences and the Department of Dutch Studies. You will be recommended to enroll in a Dutch language course or to continue your study of Dutch at any level through the Dutch Language Institute.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Urban Planning and Society Program

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:

  • Completion of the GEO application process.
  • 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 Semester20174/1/2017late Augustlate December
Spring Semester201710/15/2016TBDTBD

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.