• Netherlands
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Subject Areas
Accounting Business Communications Cultural Studies International Business Marketing Social Sciences

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Nov 09, 2022
Dec 15, 2015
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About Program

USAC welcomes students interested in studying abroad in the Netherlands to study at The Hague University's Academy of European Studies! The Hague is the political center of the Netherlands, and is a great location to pursue studies on Europe and its politics.

Courses are offered in English in a variety of disciplines, with emphasis on Political Science, Business, Communications, Administration and Law. A required course, Dutch Culture and Society, takes students on various field trips throughout the Netherlands.

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Program Highlights

  • Live in a city of global stature—the political and diplomatic heart of the Netherlands—with a small town feel
  • Study at a university with a strong link to multinational corporations across Europe
  • Join extracurricular programs ranging from sports to social activities, such as the international cultural market, welcome and farewell parties, and cinema evenings


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USAC Scholarships and Financial Aid

USAC awards over $2 million in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses.

$500 - $1,000

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Yes, I recommend this program

The Hague all the way!

The Hague is THE best place to study abroad. It is an international hub and you will certainly meet people from all over the world. Plus it is a great location in Western Europe that provides convenience for those looking to travel to other countries. Choose The Hague and enjoy the Dutch culture, the many bike rides, the intriguing coffee shops, and the diverse student body.

What would you improve about this program?
The only improvement USAC needs to consider is DUWO, the organization that provides housing. They did not take care of the students as they should have and provided no help once they handed over the key. One piece of advice regarding housing, definitely select Stamkartplein because it is clean, updated, and is right next to the university and the train station.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Netherlands is Neverland

The perfect introduction to Europe for me. People are ridiculously friendly and everyone speaks English (along with 2-3 other languages). Most class curriculums were made up of 1-2 group or individual projects due at the end of the semester and a final. Contrary to American universities where there are countless tests, online assignments, and homework assignments. Students are expected to organize their time wisely to meet with group members outside of class. However class was not very demanding and I had a lot of free time to explore. The greatest part about the Netherlands is the bikes. You can ride your bike literally across the country and be on a well maintained bike path separated from traffic. It brought me so much joy to ride from The Hague to Schvienhagan (the beach), a glorious 15 minute ride in which you're surrounded by lush green vegetation. I recommend going in the Spring because their are more breaks, the weather is better, and you can travel once summer comes. The Netherlands is a completely flat country so riding around isn't too strenuous. Being 45 minutes by train from Amsterdam was fantastic. Amsterdam feels so free, like there are no rules there. Countless weekend my friends and I would go there to see concerts, go to clubs, or just walk around enjoying the beauty and uniqueness of this wild city. The Hague is quieter, but during Summer at Schivenhagan there are these massive beach clubs that open up right on the sand. You can rent cabanas during the day, or party at night and enjoy the indoor/outdoor club scene. The Netherlands is a very liberal, open minded, and tolerant country. I really enjoyed how blunt people were, they Dutch will tell you exactly what they think. Lastly I must say that the greatest part of my studying abroad experience was the people I met. Not just the life long friends I made while studying in the Netherlands. But the random people I met along the way while traveling throughout Europe. The cultures and traditions are so vastly different, but in the end you'll find that everyone is human and probably wants the same things out of life that you do. What a wonderful, refreshing, unforgettable, empowering, and eye opening trip I had. Thank you Netherlands for helping me to discover who I want to be.

What would you improve about this program?
International students should be given the train passes that the non international students receive that allow them to choose free travel within the country either during the week or on the weekend.
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