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The Dutch are amazing people. Not only that, but Leiden University is world-renowned as a learning institution, which means that students have the opportunity to meet other foreign students from all over the globe. And don't worry about the language barrier, omdat Nederlandse is gemakkelijk!
– Tyler Duff
Central College

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the NetherlandsLocation: 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

Internships: 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