Amsterdam, Netherlands

Business & Economics

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Direct Enrollment
Length:
Fall, Spring, Academic Year

At a Glance

Housing:

Shared Housing

Credits:

15 to 17 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English

Language Prerequisites:

None

Visa Required:

Yes

About the Program

By enrolling in this program, you’ll have the unique opportunity to choose from a large variety of Business and Economics courses at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Located in Amsterdam’s business district, the School of Economics & Business Administration has applied for AACSB accreditation and offers courses in Business Information Systems, Finance, International Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Organization Theory, and many other topics.

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Take Classes Like a Local

Attend courses with incredible students from all over the world.

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Enjoy the Activities with Fellow Study Abroad Students

Join in on field trips and activities to learn about Dutch culture.

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Learn About Arts and Culture

Take an IES Abroad Art, Culture, Dutch, or Gender Studies course.

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Explore the City

Shop at street markets, cycle to class, and visit world-famous museums.

Fall 2024

Program Dates:

August 19 - December 21

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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Claire Wendt

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️ study@IESabroad.org

About the Destination

Why Amsterdam?

Imagine studying international business and global economics in beautiful Amsterdam, one of Europe’s leading cities for business and progressive social and economic policy. It’s also a hub for entrepreneurship and start-ups. With its central location in Europe and full-member status in the European Union, the Netherlands is the perfect place to study abroad and understand not only business and economics in the Netherlands, but across all of Europe—its significant trading partners are Germany, Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom.

Learn More About Amsterdam

Get to Know Your New City

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Cycle Everywhere

Rent or buy a cheap bike and get around Amsterdam the way the Dutch do!

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Enjoy Traditional Dutch Dishes

From coffee to stroopwafels, eating in Amsterdam is a real treat.

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Appreciate Art

Visit world-renown art museums like the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.

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Swing Out Over Amsterdam

Try riding the swings on the observation deck of the A’DAM Tower.

Fall Ball Abroad in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, student athletes have the option to add on a baseball or softball training program on top of their coursework. Fall Ball Abroad in Amsterdam provides college baseball and softball players high-quality coaching and access to world-class training facilities.  Students who wish to participate will apply to an IES Abroad Amsterdam program, and once accepted, choose the baseball or softball add-on. We know how important it is to your sports performance to continue working and improving in the offseason. Why not work with international coaches and get stronger in Amsterdam?

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The Student Experience

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Housing

A clean bedroom with a window, modern chairs, a bed, a desk, and a television.
  • Shared Housing

Shared Housing

A home with amenities! In our housing, you will meet IES Abroad students, international students, travelers, and (young) professionals. During orientation you will get an extensive neighborhood tour from our onsite staff. Additionally, reception staff will be available to answer any questions you might have. All housing locations are in safe areas with public transport.

Base Option: You will have a single or shared room with an ensuite bathroom. Your room will be fully furnished with a bed, wardrobe, and shared kitchen,

Premium Option: You will have a single room with an ensuite bathroom. Your room will be slightly larger than the Base option. Your room will be fully furnished with a bed, wardrobe, and shared kitchen. This option carries an additional cost.

Premium Plus Option: You will be centrally located in Amsterdam at this housing option. You will have a single room with an ensuite bathroom. Your bedroom will be furnished with a bed, wardrobe, and desk. You will share a kitchen with other IES Abroad students. This option carries an additional cost. 

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