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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

dates and fees

Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 fees
Fall semester - $17,996
Spring semester - $17,996
Academic year - $35,992

Central College students pay the same tuition rate for each of the international programs that they pay on the Central campus, plus the price for accommodations. In addition, students who transfer to Central College from another college or university must complete one semester at Central prior to participating in Study Abroad.

What's included:

  • Tuition
  • Guaranteed housing in residence halls, including single or double room, bath and toilet, and kitchen and laundry facilities (no meals)
  • Computer/internet access at Central College Abroad Center, on campus and in some residence halls
  • Two-week orientation
  • Excursions and cultural events such as a three-day trip to Belgium
  • Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional)
  • On-site resident director and support services
  • Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
  • Optional online pre-departure and re-entry course
  • Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
  • Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more
  • International student ID card provided by INEXT
  • Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Fall 2014 dates*

Aug. 27, 2014
Orientation, Registration
Aug. 28, 29 & Sept. 1
Dutch intensive language course
Sept. 3
Dutch intensive exams
Sept. 19
Regular classes begin
Sept. 22
Fall Break
Oct. 17-26
Dec. 15-17
Classes end
Dec. 17
Final date to vacate housing
Dec. 19

Spring 2015 dates*

Feb. 2, 2015
Orientation and registration
Feb. 3 - 6
Dutch Intensive Language course
Feb. 9
Dutch Intensive Language exams
Feb. 26
Regular classes begin
Mar. 2
Spring Break
Mar. 9 - 15
Final exams
May 18 - 20
Final date to vacate housing
May 23

*Program dates are tentative. Do not purchase airline tickets based on these dates. Please check the official program calendar in your online acceptance account to confirm dates.