Location
  • Netherlands
Length
4 - 52 weeks
General grants/scholarships
Health & Safety

Program Details

Timeframe
Academic Year Fall Spring Winter
Housing
Host Family
Language
Dutch
Age Min.
15
Age Max
18

Pricing

Price Details
Program Price Includes:
- Preferred program length of 2-month, trimester, semester or academic year option
- Host family accommodations and 3 meals per day
- Medical/Accident insurance
- Beginners level online Dutch language course
- Support and counseling services from in-country staff
- 24-hour emergency support
- Pre-departure cultural orientation
- Arrival Orientation with Dutch local coordinator
- Personal assistance from a Greenheart Travel program manager
- Letter of Recommendation upon request and successful completion of the program
- A bike during your time in the Netherlands
- Some Activities and Excursions are included, but pending travel restrictions
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Meals
Jan 05, 2024
Jul 22, 2023
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About Program

Studying abroad in the Netherlands is not only an exciting travel adventure, but an academic opportunity to stand out as a global traveler. High school students live with a Dutch host family and attend a local high school for an authentic, full-cultural immersion experience.

Program at-a-glance:
--Host family accommodation provides full language & cultural immersion
--No previous experience with Dutch language required — beginners welcome!
--You can choose between short-term, trimester, semester or academic year lengths.
--Straightforward online application process
--Start dates in spring or fall

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

We appreciate that everyone has a unique worldview and value everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, ability, military status, religion, sexual orientation or political view. We are committed to building relationships and ensuring everyone we encounter feels welcomed, respected, and accepted. Greenheart is committed to helping anyone find the best program fit and will go the extra mile to make sure our participants feel safe and supported wherever they end up.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes travelers identifying as LGTBQ+, and is committed to helping you find the best program for you. We can provide information on the cultural norms of our destination countries and are prepared to advise you on the best programs based on your needs and interests.
While most of our programs could be a good fit, we also know that certain cultures and countries are more accepting of and prepared to host LGBTQ+ people than others. We are committed to working with LGBTQ+ people to determine which experiences may be the right fit for them. Please reach out if you want to discuss which of our programs might fit you best ahead of applying at travelabroad@greenheart.org or set up a phone call with us here.

Neurodivergent Support

Greenheart works with partners who have varying levels of what is considered "good mental health". While we cannot change their eligibility conditions, we will work with participants to the best of our abilities in order to get them the program placement they want. We encourage you to discuss your specific situation with us directly, before securing these documents.

Accessibility Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes students of varying ability to explore their study abroad options! While resources and support differ from country to country, Greenheart Travel staff work with individual students as needed to find program options that will set students up for success.

Impact

Sustainability

We believe in supporting our travelers to make a positive impact in their communities. The Greenheart Club provides Greenheart Grant funding to alumni projects all over the world.
As the leading eco-friendly exchange organization, we are passionate about helping travelers explore the globe while respecting the environment and cultural heritage of the destinations they explore.

Ethical Impact

Greenheart Travel is a branch of Greenheart International, a Chicago-based organization that connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. We provide resources, grants, and experiences to those who want to immerse themselves in another culture and leave it better than when they arrived. Through volunteering, creating relationships and more.

Program Highlights

  • Host family accommodations, meals and a bike included in the program fee
  • Medical Insurance and 24/7 Emergency Contact Support
  • Assistance from a personal program manager before, during, and after your program
  • Apply even if you don't have Dutch language skills--Program includes beginners online Dutch language course
  • Experience Dutch schools' 3 principles: independence, cooperation, and problem-solving

Program Reviews

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  • Growth 5
  • Support 4.5
  • Fun 4.5
  • Housing 4.5
  • Safety 5
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Lauren
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

High School Abroad in the Netherlands

I participated in Greenheart Travel's High School Abroad program in the Netherlands from August 2022 to July 2023. This was one of the best experiences of my life. I made so many new friends, did so many new things, and learned so much. I'm very pleased with my choice to go with Greenheart. The Greenheart staff was so kind and helpful with everything. Participating in one of these programs is a lot of hard work, but the staff was there to answer all my questions and help me with the whole process. They responded promptly to emails and were always professional and kind. It was so amazing to live abroad and I would definitely recommend the Netherlands as a country to study in. This program is amazing!

Pros
  • Gained more independence.
  • Was able to see many different parts of the Netherlands.
  • Learned how to resolve difficult situations.
Cons
  • Some cultural differences were difficult to adapt to.
  • Some difficulty with the in-country partner organization.
  • Homesickness.
32 people found this review helpful.
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John
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Way more service than I expected!

So my son and I came up with a crazy idea for him to go overseas for one semester of senior year in high school. we had no information or contacts to achive this and our school did not either. LUCKILY, we found this program online. Some of the other programs we found we not very well run and did not communicate very well with us and our questions. As a father, I had lots of questions before making a big decision like this. we were connected Hope Pavich as our program coordinator and she literally did everything for us. Without Hope we would not have been able to pull this complicated process out. she concucted several interviews with not only my son, but me as well to make sure she knew our collective goals prior to selecting a program and host family for us. I was incredibly impressed that this program also included a language online course prior to leaving. Hope also went through common pitfalls and what to watch out for prior to departure.
Johnny really enjoyed the orientation week in Netherlands where he was with 150 other exchange program kids prior to departing to their host families. Lastly, Hope nailed the host family for Johnny. Johnny loves his host family and vice versa. They have family dinners, make him do the dishes and otherwise treat him like one of their own. To date this has been the best experience of Johnny's life and I am so thrilled we met Hope and found this program.
As you can tell, it has my highest regards and recommendations. John Robinson

What would you improve about this program?
not sure it can.
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