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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission 01/24/2022 05/28/2022

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program Overview CIEE Amsterdam Social Sciences

Amsterdam is full of life, day and night, with world-renowned museums, art galleries, music, opera, theater, and dance. It is a truly international and multicultural city. Amsterdammers are easy-going and welcoming to foreigners, and English is the unofficial second language. With 750,000 inhabitants, Amsterdam offers the advantages of a cosmopolitan center with a small-town feel. Because the city is so ompact, bicycles are perhaps the most convenient means of transportation: in fact, bicycles outnumber the people in Amsterdam!

Program Focus

The CIEE Business and Culture program is designed for students who are majoring or minoring in business or economics and considering a career in the business world or who plan to explore graduate studies in business or pursue an MBA. Students can take courses from the areas of Business Studies, Economics, or Economics and Finance, either pursuing courses in one of these tracks or choosing courses from multiple areas. Of the 300 students in the Faculty of Economics and Business Bachelor’s program, approximately 75 percent students are international and 25 percent are Dutch. The program is fully taught in English, giving CIEE students the opportunity to interact with Dutch and other international students on issues relating to business and economics.

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Program Provider CIEE
Program Dates Current CIEE Calendar

Fall Semester with CIEE = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with CIEE = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Business
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Foreign Languages
Credits Students enroll in 15 - 18 semester credits (22.5 to 27 quarter credits).
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
Language of Instruction  English, Dutch
Host Country Language  Dutch
Housing Residence Hall, Homestay
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Highly qualified sophomores are accepted with CIEE approval
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 3.00

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Other Requirements Previous Coursework: 1 semester microeconomics, 1 semester macroeconomics, and 1 additional course in accounting, finance, management, marketing, mathematics, or statistics
Program Fee Click here to view the CIEE Program Fee

PSU Students receive automatic discounts on CIEE programs!
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 
CIEE Program Fee Includes the Following:
  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits