Netherlands

Netherlands

The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Netherlands for our students.

Amsterdam

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars and fieldwork; courses taught primarily in English at local universities; Dutch language study required. Internships arranged. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Michael Spezio
  • Fields of study: Fine arts, humanities, social sciences, neuroscience
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; European studies course
  • Size of the student body: 24,000 at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU); 29.000 at Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)
  • Number of program participants: 40

Living Arrangements

Students live in host university dorms with other program students. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid August to late December
  • Spring: Late January to late May

Notes

  • Advising Tips: Students choose one of the two approved program options
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Amsterdam and Los Angeles.

Amsterdam

Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, fieldwork, and independent study; courses are taught in English. Dutch language study required. Students earn four Scripps courses. On-site orientation and educational fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Andrew Aisenberg
  • Fields of study: Gender & sexuality studies; queer, LGBT & feminist movements; transgender issue; sex education
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; gender studies course
  • Number of program participants: 20

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes and hotels/hostels. Meals are taken as a group or with the host family.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Early September to mid-December
  • Spring: Early February to mid-May

Notes

  • Visa Information: All students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the program’s end date to study in another country. Students should apply for a passport as early as possible; in some cases, passport applications may need to be expedited. Students may need one or more visas, in addition to a valid passport. Visa application processes vary widely, and some visa processes are multi-step and complicated. SIT Study Abroad helps students to understand the visa process for each program. The SIT admissions counselor can answer passport and visa-related questions and concerns. Non-US citizens should consult with SIT early to determine the visa requirements based on their country of origin. SIT Study Abroad cannot guarantee visas for its participants, and it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure the appropriate visa in a timely manner.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Amsterdam and Los Angeles.