Amsterdam, Netherlands

Law & Criminology

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

At a glance

Housing:

Residence Hall, Studio

Credits:

15 to 17 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

Dutch, English

Language Prerequisites:

None

About the Program

Are you considering attending law school after graduation? This program gives you a glimpse of your future in law school and what sort of legal career you may enjoy. Enroll in the IES Abroad-taught core course, Major Issues in Law & Society: A Comparative Context, and four Law- or Criminology-related courses at the renowned Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU).  

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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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Expand Your Transcript

Add international law and criminology experience to your transcript.

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Gain Valuable Experience

Complete a research project and gain experience in writing case briefs.

Fall 2023

Spring 2024

Program dates:

Mid August - Mid December

Application Deadline:

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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Kate Gosson

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!

📱 800.955.2300 ✉️ study@iesabroad.org

About the Destination

Why Amsterdam?

Learn about comparative law in an international context while studying abroad with us in the Netherlands, where local students start their law degrees at the Bachelor’s level. Taking VU classes with Dutch and international students, you gain a valuable international perspective that only comes with study abroad.

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.
  • Residence Hall
  • Studio

Residence Hall

Premium Residence Hall – You will live in a single room with a private bedroom and bathroom while sharing a kitchen with other IES Abroad students. Your room will have a bed, desk, chair, closet, and TV. Laundry is available for no additional fee. No meals are provided for this housing option.

Residence Hall – You will live in a single private bedroom and bathroom while sharing a kitchen with other IES Abroad and international students. Your room comes with a bed, desk, chair, and storage. Washing machines and dryers are available for an additional cost. Varying meal-plan options will be available once on-site.

Academics