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Academic Year

Students may choose between the following Program Terms:

Science, Liberal Arts & Business Courses with Locals - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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.

ProgramDatesCodePriceStatus
Academic Year 2018Early Sep, 2018 to Late Jun, 2019IASY3118$31,750Currently Accepting Applications!

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