Home to the stock exchange, central bank, Dutch and international companies large and small, the Dutch capital of Amsterdam is an ideal place for studying global business. Lively by day and night and welcoming to visitors, this easy-to-live-in city offers a wealth of case histories, as well as modern sites to discover all facets of business. Students are able to connect with experts and explore the theories and tools required to address today's critical economic issues.
Business classes offered in English are available at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Students choose to take 3 classes at UvA Business School or 3-5 Business classes at VU, and are required to take 1-2 CIEE-administered classes, which are not included on the UvA nor the VU transcripts.
GET A MULTINATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
on how business is done in a comparative perspective by living in one of the most multinational cities in the world.
COMMUTE AND CRUISE AROUND BY BIKE
- it's the Dutch way - and make the most of an up close and personal city experience.
JOIN A DUTCH FAMILY FOR A WEEKEND
for a personal introduction to culture and lifestyle.
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.
Experience Dutch theater 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.
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