Hosted by: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
Academic Focus: The program is open to non-Linguistics majors, however preference will be given to students studying Linguistics.
Approximate Dates: Fall: Periods 1 and 2 (early September - late December); Spring: Periods 4 and 5 (early February - late June) Linguistics majors should only enroll in the Fall semester, there are very few linguistics courses available in the spring.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing.
Courses: The regular academic term is the equivalent of 30 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits per one semester (840 hours of study) for the duration of 21 weeks. Most courses have a workload of 10 ECTS credits; some have a value of 5 ECTS. Students will enroll in two 10-credit courses (Emory equivalent of 5 credits each), one 5-credit course (Emory equivalent of 3 credits), and one MANDATORY Dutch language course (Emory equivalent of 5 credits each).
Credit and Grade Translation - Virje University
One course on Linguistics and the Dutch language course are required for all program participants.
Students are encouraged to enroll in all courses based at the Faculty of Arts. In some cases, students may opt to take one social science course in the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The five main departments in the Faculty of Arts includes: Ancient Studies, Art and Culture, History, Modern Languages and Culture, and Language and Communication.
To view a list of course options, please click here: VU Amsterdam Course Options
Emory College Study Abroad maintains a list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory. PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently on this OISP Master Blanket Approval List.
NOTE: Only some of these courses will be offered in a given semester, and others that may be offered are not listed here. You will need to check the exact course listing for the semester you will be studying in Amsterdam at VU.
Students stay at the VU Guesthouse in either single or double rooms equipped with a bed, desk, and cupboard. Housing is limited at the university, so students are encouraged to apply early in order to secure a space in the guesthouse. Housing costs are approximately $1700-$3000 per semester depending on the room. Students are required to pay the 450 euro deposit upon arrival to Amsterdam.
Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets (Spring, Fall).
Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. For more information, please visit Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants, Research & Service
For more information on Emory University's Structured Independent Language Study Program (SILS) please click here: SILS
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