Bring your interest in Dutch language, society, politics, and culture to this progressive, multicultural city for coursework across social science and humanities in English at CIEE Amsterdam. Select from Dutch language learning at the Dutch Language Institute (INTT) and courses across disciplines at the University van Amsterdam including anthropology, European studies, film studies, history, international relations, media, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and more.
What is unique about this program?
- Take a wide range of high-quality courses with CIEE and the University of Amsterdam
- Study Beginning Dutch and integrate into the Dutch and international student community through the International Student Network, interest groups, and community engagement
- Live in an accessible, multicultural European capital city, explore the region through program excursions, and cruise around the city on your bike
What is unique about Amsterdam?
If you find yourself wondering why it’s so easy to feel at home in Amsterdam, chalk it up to “gezellig.” Roughly translated, that’s Dutch for cozy or home-like – a sensibility commonly associated with this city. Compact and easy to navigate by bike or on foot, Amsterdam houses more than 6,000 buildings from the 16th century forward that are protected for historic importance. It’s loaded with charm and treasures, from the gabled houses that stand shoulder to shoulder along the canals, to glorious masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Matisse, and more.
How do I learn about CIEE?
- Browse their College Study Abroad Blog page to learn more about CIEE and study abroad from first-hand experiences.
- Review their Covid-19 Guidelines to learn how CIEE is re-imagining study abroad in a post-COVID world.
- Share their Parents page with your family, who may have their own questions about your semester abroad experience.
Things to Consider Before Applying
- Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps
- Find answers on the Education Abroad FAQ and resource pages for Cornell study abroad policy, health, and safety updates
- Still have questions? Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors
- Want to keep up to date with Cornellians Abroad? Follow Education Abroad on social media, @cornelliansabroad, @CornellEducationAbroad
How do I apply?
Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.
- For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
- For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)