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Semester / Trimester

Science, Liberal Arts & Business Courses with Locals

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Fall 1B 2018 (Early Sep, 2018 to Late Dec, 2018)
Catalog Code: IASF3218

In this interdisciplinary and academically rigorous program, students will have the opportunity to study alongside Dutch and other international students for a semester or full academic year at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Course offerings are highly specialized, focusing on research methodology across various disciplines including earth and life sciences, business and economics, social sciences, and humanities. 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.

VU follows a modular academic structure. The academic year is divided into six intensive periods, or blocks, with the option to take two or three classes per period. The academic year is divided into the following programs:

Fall 1A: Periods 1-2
Fall 1 B: Periods 1-3
Spring 1A: Periods 4-5
Spring 1B: Periods 4-6
Academic Year: Periods 1-6

All students will make course selections upon application to the program. This is a tentative selection as the the final course schedule will be confirmed at a later date and admission into all courses is dependent upon approval by the host university that the stated prerequisites have been met.

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

Prices & Dates

Early September, 2018 - Late December, 2018

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May 1, 2018

Application Due Date:

May 15, 2018

Final Forms & Payments Due:

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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 have to submit the following additional materials to complete their application: valid passport copy, photo, and VU application form. The materials will be accessible through the ISA student portal upon submission of the application. If ordering or renewing your passport, ISA suggests to expedite the process to receive it by the application due date. Please contact ISA should you have any issues in receiving your passport by the deadline.

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