Amsterdam, Netherlands

Summer - Society, Culture & Gender in Amsterdam

Study Abroad

At a Glance


Shared Housing


6 per Summer

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Visa Required:


About the Program

Amsterdam is your classroom, with course-related trips to world-class museums and notable Amsterdam sites playing a major role in each course. For example, you will study the representations of gender and sexuality in Rembrandt’s work and visit the Anne Frank Museum.

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Take Classes at the Center

Study Gender through the lenses of Art History, Literature, and Sociology.

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Supplement Your Studies

Travel to Berlin to further investigate your topics of study.

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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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Explore the City

Shop at the street markets, cycle to class, and visit museums.

Program Advisor

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Lindsay Smith

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 ✉️

About the Destination

Why Amsterdam?

Amsterdam, a city long associated with notions of tolerance and openness, is the perfect place to study Gender through the lenses of Art History, Literature, and Sociology. We invite you to explore Amsterdam’s history and present, and to consider how these notions are—or are not—changing.

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.

The Student Experience

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  • Shared Housing

Shared Housing

You will live in a shared space with other students or locals. As there are in many major cities, there are plenty of things to do nearby. IES Abroad housing is always in strictly-vetted, safe neighborhoods where it is convenient for students to commute to classes as well as in the surrounding areas.