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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.
– Amy Walls
Texas Lutheran University

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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