International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Housing Information

ISA housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Dutch lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of the Netherlands. With an open-mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture can be both educational and rewarding.

ISA students live on-campus in the De Boelelaan residence halls, primarily with other visiting international students. These dorms are just a five minute walk from the center of the VU campus and a ten minute walk from Station Zuid, one of Amsterdam's major transport centers.

Each student will have an individual room in a mixed-gender suite with up to six other students. All dorms are furnished and have two full bathrooms as well as a kitchen with two stovetops, two refrigerators, a microwave, utensils, and cooking supplies. Please note that the dorms do not have an oven, as is common in many European dorms and apartments. Laundry facilities are included and there is one washer and dryer per floor.

Housing in the De Boelelaan dorms is available on a first come first served basis. If the dorms have filled, students will be placed into alternate accommodations.

Note: Internet is included in the dorms, however, students will need to rent/purchase an ethernet cable or a router to connect to wifi.

A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing
You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price. By choosing to opt out of the program's arranged housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and paying rent directly to the housing facility you choose.