Amsterdam Summer - Society, Culture & Gender in Amsterdam

General

36 locations available

Program Description

amsterdam

Why Amsterdam?

Amsterdam, a city long associated with notions of tolerance and openness, is the perfect place to study Gender through the lenses of Art History, Literature, and Sociology. We invite you to explore Amsterdam’s history and present and to consider how these notions are—or are not—changing.

What You'll Study

Amsterdam is your classroom, with course-related trips to world-class museums and notable Amsterdam sites playing a major role in each course. For example, you will study the representations of gender and sexuality in Rembrandt’s work and visit the Anne Frank museum.

This program also takes you on a four-day program-related trip to Berlin to further investigate your topics of study.

Daily Life

The Netherlands will be your classroom. Observe some of Europe’s most progressive laws in action, and learn from the professionals and experts who can help you put them in context. Imagine visiting the International Court in The Hague, sitting in on arbitrations in a Dutch court, or talking to professionals at NGOs who work on human rights. Field trips will take you off the beaten path to places like Maastricht or Gouda and course-related trips in and around Amsterdam will provide valuable insight into what you’re learning in the classroom.

We want you to feel at home in Amsterdam, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing with other local and IES Abroad students to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad experience possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.

We offer unique courses that explore the themes of gender and sexuality through an in-depth and interdisciplinary approach. Our world-class professors enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class.

Enroll in two 3-credit courses in a variety of disciplines, all taught under the shared theme of Gender Studies, for a total of 6 credits.

Courses

This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account.

  • Art, gender, sexuality in seventeenth-century Amsterdam
  • Gender and Sexuality in Dutch Literature from 1700 to the Present
  • Sex and Science: Dutch Medicine and Intersexuality
  • Introduction to the study of sexuality and gender in the context of Amsterdam
  • Gender and Sexuality in Dutch Literature from 1700 to the Present
  • Sex and Science: Dutch Medicine and Intersexuality
  • Introduction to the study of sexuality and gender in the context of Amsterdam

Field Trips & Events

Although your adventure begins in Amsterdam, our field trips take you to other great destinations in Europe to provide contrast and context for what you are learning. These trips are included in the program fee. Here are a few possible destinations:

Berlin

4 Days

This required overnight weekend trip to Berlin includes a guided visit to the first LGBTQ+ museum, a city bike tour, a visit to the city's largest flea market, and a visit to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp.

Delft

1 Day

Tour the city of Delft, Vermeer's birthplace, and get inspired to paint your own traditional Delft blue porcelain tile.

Course-Related Trips

As part of your studies, we organize a one-weekend course-related trip to Berlin every summer. In addition, we organize course-related trips around Amsterdam that complement IES Abroad courses and contribute to your general knowledge of Dutch culture and society. These course-related trips are mandatory.

Daily Life

Part of making you feel at home in Amsterdam is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it’s the orientation program that prepares you for what’s ahead, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services.

Orientation

During your first two days in the Netherlands, you get to know our staff, the city, and your fellow students on a field trip to the Zaanse Schans and boat tour of Amsterdam's historic canals. IES Abroad orientation addresses intercultural understanding, academics, personal safety, and practical aspects of life in Amsterdam.

Housing

We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best restaurants—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Amsterdam, it will feel like home.

Apartments - You will live in a studio apartment with one other roommate. You will share the bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette.

Cost

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Summer 2020

Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Summer 2020 $5,395 $1,815 $135 $7,345

Scholarships & Aid

Program-Specific Scholarships

Summer Need-Based Financial Aid

  • Up to $1,000
  • Open to students who apply to and attend an IES Abroad or IES Internships summer program.

Criteria reviewed to determine award:

  • Level of financial need as determined from the information provided on the application. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients.
  • IES Abroad program location.
  • IES Abroad membership status of the home campus.

Our Center

The IES Abroad Amsterdam Center is housed in the Oranje-Nassau Kazerne, former military barracks that has since been turned into offices and apartments, and located across from the famous Artis Zoo. Features include a small library, classroom space, staff offices, WiFi access, and space for students to meet and study. Center office hours are Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm (unless otherwise specified).

Last updated November 2019

About the School

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectation ... Read More

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,000 study abroad students every year. Read less
Chicago , Amsterdam , Arles , Auckland , Barcelona , Beijing , Berlin , Buenos Aires , Cape Town , Christchurch , Dublin , Freiburg , Granada , London , Madrid , Milan , Nagoya , Nantes , New York , Nice , Paris , Oxford , Quito , Rabat , Rome , Salamanca , Santiago , Shanghai , Siena , Sydney , Tokyo , Puerto Ayora , Vienna , Hong Kong , Puerto Baquerizo Moreno , Cambridge + 35 More Less