I took part in two internships while abroad – both at Leiden University. One in the International Admissions Department and another in the Marketing Department. They both greatly increased my interest in my major and being immersed in the local environment as well as being exposed to an international staff was one of the best experiences I had while abroad.
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 weekend 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: 16 students
Staff to student ratio: 1:8