I am a master's student at BU and took part the comparative public health systems first at London followed by Amsterdam.
The comparative public health systems for Amsterdam took place right on the beautiful campus of University van Amsterdam (UvA). Professor Swan was a wonderful and exceptional resource. Not only did she have a PhD in Nutrition but she grow up in northeastern USA and worked in the health systems in London. Finally, she now resides and works in Amsterdam. She could really provide the information for Amsterdam's unique health features (legal drug policies, euthanasia, elderly care, etc) in a way that placed within the global context. We also had some very inspirational trips - my favorites included the medical museum Vrolik and the senior center Sarphat. I won't talk about them especially but they really enforced the material. Finally, we had many guest speakers and it was a wonderful way to discuss topics with experts in the field of healthcare systems.
The CIEE team, all of them, prepared wonderful trips (day trips and overnight trips), dinners, lunches and cultural events. We also had workshops for general career growth and training. The events really took to the heart and core of what all that we did in Netherlands. Whether it was cheese tasting or photo tours or Indonesian cuisine or travelling Zoelle, the team made sure to make it worth the while.
I would recommend the course(s), and as for the wonders of Amsterdam, it is best to say as little as possible because words really cannot convey the magnitude.