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Multi-Disciplinary Studies with a Fieldwork Component

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Summer 1 2018 (Jun 29, 2018 to Jul 28, 2018)
Catalog Code: IASU3118

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In this interdisciplinary and academically rigorous program at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), students will have the opportunity to take an in-depth look into their chosen course of study. Course offerings are highly specialized, focusing on research methodology across various disciplines. Each course also has an experiential learning component. Students will use Amsterdam as their classroom as labs, field trips, and other activities facilitate deeper engagement with course material.

All students 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 each student's completion of the stated pre-requisites before granting admission to a course.

VU follows a modular academic structure. The summer is divided into three periods (called "blocks") which are each two weeks in length. Students will take one course during each block, as follows:

Summer 1: Sessions 1+2 (2 courses total)
Summer 2: Sessions 2+3 (2 courses total)
Summer 3: Sessions 1+2+3 (3 courses total)

Please note that the Amsterdam Summer 2 and Summer 3 programs are ONLY open to students in at least their third semester of university. Students who have taken less than three semesters are only eligible for the Amsterdam Summer 1 program with a highly limited course listing. The available courses for these students are - Neurdegenerative Diseases: From Lab to Patient and Back (Session 1), Artificial Intelligence for a Healthy Life (Session 2), and Discover the Dutch: Language and Cultlure (Session2).

Please contact the Netherlands Site Specialist with any questions related to academics for this program.

Prices & Dates

June 29, 2018 - July 28, 2018

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March 25, 2018 Extended to April 5, 2018

Application Due Date:

April 10, 2018

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*prices and dates are subject to change


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Students must hold at least a Sophomore standing at the time of study.

Students must submit a recent resume and letter of intent.

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