International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Multi-Disciplinary Studies with a Fieldwork Component

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Summer 2 and 3 2019 (Jul 19, 2019 to Aug 17, 2019)
Catalog Code: IASU3219

Apply To This Program

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.

Prices & Dates

July 19, 2019 - August 17, 2019

Session Dates:


Catalog Code:



March 25, 2019

Application Due Date:

April 10, 2019

Final Forms & Payments Due:

Currently Accepting Applications!

Admissions Status:

*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.

Other sessions available: