Academic Program in The Netherlands

flag netherlands 800.png 375cDates and Costs

  • Duration
    • 10 months (academic year)
    • 5 months (semester)
  • Start dates
    • August
    • January (spring semester)
  • Cost
    • $8,500* (academic year)
    • $7,000* (academic semester)


  • No Dutch language requirement
  • Between the ages of 15 and 18
  • Currently enrolled in a U.S. high school
  • GPA of a C+ or better
  • Mature and responsible

Application Deadlines

  • Full year and fall semester: April 1
  • Second semester: September 1

What's Included?

  • Student selection interview
  • Guidance through visa process
  • Selection and preparation of host family
  • High school enrollment
  • U.S. pre-departure orientation
  • Medical insurance
  • Local support and progress reports
  • 24-hour emergency support

What’s Not Included?

  • International and local airfare
  • Visa application fees
  • School fees (textbooks, lunch, etc.)
  • Personal expenses, souvenirs, incidentals
  • Transportation to and from school
  • Phone cards or cell phone
  • Online Dutch language course
  • Bicycle

How Does It Work?

  • Compile application packet as directed
  • After application materials received and reviewed, student interview arranged
  • Application packet sent abroad for final acceptance by partner organization
  • Student matched with host family and school
  • Student guided through visa process
  • Details of exact host family, school, and community shared with student
  • Correspondence between student and host family begins
  • Pre-departure orientation session in the U.S.
  • Arrival orientation in the Netherlands

Next Steps


Call us at 800.555.6211 or send us a message

*Prices are subject to change and do not include obligatory Dutch arrival orientation (€450), online Dutch language course (€90), or Dutch partner administration fees (€808).