My favorite class was the Netherlands and its European Context course. It gave me so much insight into my host country, and I learned about Europe and the EU. I felt well-educated leaving the course and as if I could contribute to discussions on current issues pertaining to the Netherlands and the EU.
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
Affiliated universities: Leiden University, Webster University
Central College Abroad coursework: Yes
Language prerequisite: None
Language of instruction: English
Service-learning options: Yes
Recent excursions: Historical, artistic and cultural sites including visits to the Dutch cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, plus a day trip to Apeldoorn and the royal palace of Het Loo; a three-day visit to Belgium
Housing and meals: University residence halls with single rooms; no meal plan — communal kitchens in the halls for cooking meals, plus restaurants and cafés located on and near campus.
Program dates: Fall semester, late August – mid-December. Spring semester, mid-January – mid-May.
Average program size: 14 students
Staff to student ratio: 1:7