Study in Amsterdam

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Study in Amsterdam

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 DutchAmsterdam.nl, 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 Study in Amsterdam Are you eager to take an independent, fresh look at the world and at yourself? Let Amsterdam redefine your perspective. This progressive city is known for its cuttingedge contributions to the arts, business, politics, and social policy, and its importance in the history of Europe and the world. Our Study in Amsterdam Program takes advantage of the unique balance of history and contemporary culture in this city, and lets you structure your studies at the prestigious Universiteit van Amsterdam and at the IES Abroad Center. Several courses include handson components to help you explore the city of Amsterdam and its surroundings while learning about the past and present. Amsterdam will be your classroom. With an important place in European history, the city is far from frozen in time many forwardlooking public policies originated here. Study the history of Amsterdam by visiting some of the historic spots, including the home of Anne Frank and the Rembrandt House. Explore the wellknown museums in Amsterdam, such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum, to find out more about this diverse culture. Welcome to study abroad! 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.

Subjects

  • Anthropology
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Languages / Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Pre-Law
  • Public Administration And Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology

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