IES Abroad Amsterdam -Psychology & Sciences Semester/Year

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The bustling city center of Amsterdam is easily negotiable by foot or bicycle, with 160 canals, 1,281 bridges and 90 islands all reclaimed from the sea. Founded on Calvinistic principles, today the entrepreneurial spirit of the Dutch culture lives on with a lively arts scene and cafes. The strong work ethic in Amsterdam produced a society supportive of Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh that fill the museums today. The original religious zeal has been transformed into the uniquely Amsterdammer gezellig frame of mind. According to, Locals and foreigners alike will tell you that the word cannot be translated. Its meaning includes everything from cozy to friendly, from comfortable to relaxing, and from enjoyable to gregarious. Amsterdam Psychology Sciences Envision yourself in a bio lab or a psychology lecture. Now look around you you are surrounded by Dutch and international students. Your classroom is not in one of those old familiar buildings on your home campus, it is in one of the most exciting and unique European cities Amsterdam at an internationally recognized research university, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). With its strong course offerings in psychology and the sciences, you are bound to find a variety of Englishtaught courses at the VU to apply to your major. From Experimental Cell Biology to The History and Philosophy of Psychology, you can dive further into your major, but you also have the opportunity to expand your studies beyond psychology and the sciences with IES Abroad course options, such as Dutch language and culture, sexuality and gender, studio art, art history, and research. Amsterdam will also be your classroom. Sharpen your independent research skills by getting out and volunteering, observing, or visiting organizations for the IES Abroad Research Seminar. Or practice your new Dutch language skills as you peruse fresh produce with friends at the popular Noordermarkt. We want you to feel at home in Amsterdam, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life here. Our goal is to give you every resource you need to make the most of living and learning in Amsterdam.


  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Earth Sciences
  • Gender Studies
  • Languages / Linguistics
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Studio Arts


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