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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
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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 compact, bicycles are perhaps the most convenient means of transportation: in fact, bicycles outnumber the people in Amsterdam!

Program Focus

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) dates from Amsterdam's heyday in the 17th century when the city was one of the world’s most important ports and trading centers. The CIEE program is based at the International School (ISHSS) which offers a number of humanities and social sciences courses in English, and aims to increase students understanding of social, political, and cultural realities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Europe. This program is geared for advanced undergraduates with a strong interest and background in the social sciences and humanities who seek course work with a research component, are able to work independently, and wish to live and study in an increasingly international and multicultural European capital city.

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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:
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Communication Studies
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Culture
  • European Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • Globalization
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • Social Science
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Urban Studies and Planning
Credits Students enroll in 16 semester credits (24 quarter credit).
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
Language of Instruction  English, Dutch
Host Country Language  Dutch
Housing Homestay, Residence Hall
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 3.00

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
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