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!
On Central’s study abroad programs, learning begins in the classroom, but continues in many different settings outside the traditional educational environment — offering you a more in-depth cross-cultural experience. Students can choose from either a service-learning or an internship option, both for academic credit.
Internships offer a fantastic opportunity for students to get hands-on experience in a field related to their major or academic interest in a local environment. These work experiences are invaluable assets to your resume and future job options. All internships are unpaid and carry four semester hours of credit.
Recent internship areas include:
Service-learning connects meaningful service opportunities in the community with academic learning, personal growth and civic responsibility. A big part of the academic-based service-learning option is journaling and reflecting on your experiences. Most service-learning opportunities carry up to two semester hours of credit.
Recent service-learning opportunities include:
To apply, you must first create an online account and submit a complete online application for the Leiden, the Netherlands program. Detailed internship and service-learning guidelines including deadlines and application requirements and materials will be provided in your online account. There is no placement fee.
Additional areas may be available for service-learning or internships. The resident director in Leiden works individually with you to find the best possible option.
Please feel free to contact the Central College Abroad office with questions about internships and/or service-learning.