Program Details

Program Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33001
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Summer 2024 06/04/24 to 07/20/24
Past Dates
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Amsterdam is a progressive city defined by its cutting edge contributions to the arts, business, politics, and social policy. Students who are eager to take an independent, fresh look at the world and at themselves will thrive on this program. As the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam has a central place in European economic, political, and cultural history. Yet, the city is far from frozen in time—some of the most forward-looking socio-political policy in the world originates here.

The IES Amsterdam summer program, Society, Culture, and Gender in Amsterdam, allows students to study art history, literature, and sociology through the lens of Gender Studies.  The program also includes a long weekend in Berlin to compare and contrast the topics of study.

This program typically starts in mid-June and ends in late July or early August.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students take two classes for a total of six credits. IES typically offers four classes to choose from, all with a theme of gender studies.

Please see the IES website and click on the academics tab to see more information about courses. 


Coursework includes visits to local sites and museums as well as a long weekend in Berlin. A day trip to another city in the Netherlands is also included. The on-site arrival orientation will also provide opportunities to tour and explore Amsterdam.

Excursions are subject to change, please see IES website for more details.


Students will live in apartments with internet access, within walking distance to public transport. All students will have access to a kitchen and laundry facilities (pay laundry). No meals are provided.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2024

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $6,020.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.40
Housing $2,026.00
Insurance $135.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,900.00
Local Transportation $160.00
Books and Supplies $100.00
Meals $1,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $800.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email