amsterdam

Overview

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

Amsterdam is your classroom, with course-related excursions 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 includes a course-related excursion to Berlin, to further investigate your topics of study.

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad Amsterdam
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Program Credits: 6 credits
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Language Prerequisites: None

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.

Courses

Art History

  • AH 340 - Art, gender, sexuality in seventeenth-century Amsterdam (Summer)

Gender Studies

  • GS/LT 336 - Gender and Sexuality in Dutch Literature from 1700 to the Present (Summer)
  • SO/GS 340 - Sex and Science: Dutch Medicine and Intersexuality (Summer)
  • SS/SO/GS 316 - Introduction to the study of sexuality and gender in the context of Amsterdam (Summer)

Literature

  • GS/LT 336 - Gender and Sexuality in Dutch Literature from 1700 to the Present (Summer)

Sociology

  • SO/GS 340 - Sex and Science: Dutch Medicine and Intersexuality (Summer)
  • SS/SO/GS 316 - Introduction to the study of sexuality and gender in the context of Amsterdam (Summer)

Social Studies

  • SS/SO/GS 316 - Introduction to the study of sexuality and gender in the context of Amsterdam (Summer)

Course-Related Excursions

As part of your studies, we organize a one-week course-related excursion to Berlin every summer. Also, we organize course-related excursions around Amsterdam that complement IES Abroad courses and contribute to your general knowledge of Dutch culture and society.

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

Live in a co-ed, international student apartment with easy access to public transportation. Single and double apartments are available; single rooms incur an additional fee. In the double rooms, two students share a studio apartment with a bathroom and kitchenette. In the single rooms, students have a studio apartment with a private bathroom and kitchenette. Meals are not provided.

Student Life

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, personal safety, and practical aspects of life in Amsterdam.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 2.5 or better GPA on a 4.0 scale (GPAs under 2.5 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

Passport & Visa Requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required. U.S. citizens in possession of a valid passport do not need to obtain a visa to enter or study in the Netherlands. Non-U.S. citizens may be required to obtain a student visa before arrival.

Cost

Summer 2018

  • Tuition: $5,135
  • Housing: $1,720
  • Insurance: $135
  • Total: $6,990

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.

Program taught in:
  • English
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