Students may choose between the following Program Terms:
Multi-Disciplinary Studies with a Fieldwork Component - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
In this interdisciplinary and academically rigorous program at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), you will take an intensive, in-depth look into your chosen course of study. All classes are instructed in English with other international students.
Course offerings are highly specialized, focusing on research methodology across various disciplines. Each course also has an experiential learning component. You will use Amsterdam as your classroom as labs, field trips, and other activities facilitate deeper engagement with course material.
VU follows a modular academic structure. The summer is divided into three sessions (called blocks) which are each two weeks in length. You will take one course during each block with the option to participate in any one, two, or three consecutive blocks. The summer is divided as follows.
Block 1 : late June to mid July
Block 2: mid July to late July
Block 3: late July to mid August
Note that given the condensed program schedule, those students participating in just one two-week block do not have excursions included in the program price. For an additional fee, some optional excursions may be available during two-week programs.
You will make course selections upon application to the program. This is a tentative selection as admission into all courses is dependent upon approval by the host university; VU will vet your completion of the stated pre-requisites before granting admission to a course.
Please contact the Netherlands Site Specialist with any questions related to academics for this program.