Summer Study in Leiden, the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a perfect study abroad location due to its variety of cultural activities and events, liberal political background, museums, and ease of getting around. Webster University the Netherlands is located in the picturesque city center of Leiden, with canals and mills shaping the view. Leiden is a vivid, internationally-orientated city full of students, cozy bars, and restaurants. Take a bike, discover every corner of the city, and explore the beautiful surroundings. 

Webster University in the Netherlands offers summer courses in Business & Management, Media Communications, Behavioral & Social Sciences, and in International Relations, in addition to Global Citizenship Program (GCP) courses (the GCP is Webster's general education program).  

Summer 2016 Schedule:

  • May 18th-July 10th, 2016

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For more information regarding Webster University in the Netherlands, please visit the Netherlands campus website at:  http://www.webster.nl/.


Business & Management Courses

Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management (MNGT 3700):  Introduces the concept of entrepreneurship and its relationship with small business. The course focuses on activities involved in planning, organizing, establishing, and controlling a small business.  Students will learn about start-ups and business development abroad in the Netherlands, and have the opportunity to benefit from the international business network of Webster in the Netherlands and from the large number of government and sector organizations (INGOs).  Students will also compete with "local" Webster students at the end of the course with a small "dragon's den competition."    

Sustainable Careers (MNGT 3100) (2 CH):  Uses case studies to analyze current management issues in terms of historical background, present status, and possible solutions. 


Media Communications Courses

Topics in Media:  Media Psychology (MEDC 3150):  Prerequisites: PSYC 1100 and 6 credit hours of psychology; or permission of the instructor. 


Behavioral & Social Sciences

Topics in Psychology:  Media Psychology (PSYC 3000):  Prerequisites: PSYC 1100 and 6 credit hours of psychology; or permission of the instructor. 

Industrial Organizational Psychology (PSYC 3575):  Examines the basic theoretical foundations of individual and organizational behavior, exploring the diversity of organizational structures and how various structures affect the individual. Focuses on the individual within the organizational setting, group and interpersonal relations, and the psychology of work. Prerequisites: PSYC 1100 and 9 credit hours of psychology; or permission of the instructor. 


International Relations Courses

Interdisciplinary Approach to Politics (POLT 2500):  Integrates the contributions of other disciplines -- history, psychology, sociology, economics, literature, media, philosophy -- into the study of politics and the role politics plays in the nongovernmental arena. 

Introduction to Comparative Politics (POLT 1080):  An introduction to the systematic and analytical study of states/societies in the world. Students learn to compare countries on such topics as state legitimacy and capacity, ethnic conflicts, political ideologies and institutions, economic poverty and development, political violence, the impact of globalization, and environmental problems.

International Relations Seminar (INTL 4600):  In-depth analysis of international relations. Prerequisites: usually senior standing or permission of instructor. 


GCP Courses

Elementary Italian - Level 1 (ITAL 1090):  Italian language crash course including language-immersion trip to the heart of Tuscany (Siena and/or Florence) in the week of July 8-4, 2016. Day trips to Rome, the leaning tower of Pisa and several charming hill medieval villages are included in the program. For info about travel and accommodation details, please, get in touch with the instructor (Dr. Sara Lusini lusini@webster.nl).  *Intensive language course, travel costs involved.

Art Appreciation (ARHS 1050):  An introductory course for non-art majors. Students examine a variety of visual forms, including art from the past and contemporary currents. 

Environmental Ethics (PHIL 2360):  Considers how one ought to live, given what we know (and are learning) about ourselves in the physical and natural world. Explores the values, rights, responsibilities, and obligations relevant to environmental problems such as climate change, air pollution, waste disposal, land degradation, water depletion and pollution, threats to biodiversity, and population growth.


Summer Activities for Students

  • June 24th:  Leiden Boat Parade:  drinks & snacks provided
  • June 25th:  Dragon Boat Races:  Leiden, Webster Team competes in race
  • June:  Photography Walk through The Hague (City Center/Beach):  This Photowalk is open to all students who want to explore The Hague through a new perspective.
  • June:  Flower Auction Visit:  experience the international trade of flowers https://floraholland.com/en/about-floraholland/visit-the-flower-auction/aalsmeer/
  • June: Port of Antwerp Visit:  experience the complexity and scale of cargo shipping in Belgium http://www.portofantwerp.com/en
  • June:  Supply Chain Workshop (in collaboration with CSCMP):  an intense one-day workshop on supply chain & logistics management presented by high level supply chain professionals in Europe
  • July 4th:  BBQ at the LLC and Activities

 Housing

Students are housed at the Learning and Living Centre Webster Leiden.  For more information, please visit: http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/programs/netherlands/housing.html

    • A single room is approximately € 2045
    • A double shared room is approximately € 1365

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About Leiden and the Netherlands

Leiden is centrally located between the capital city of Amsterdam and the governmental city, The Hague. Both are really well connected by train; The Hague is just 15 minutes away and Amsterdam 25 minutes.

Amsterdam is a cultural treasure trove of events, beautiful historical buildings, word-renowned museums, city parks, pubs, and clubs. Staff members at Webster University the Netherlands can arrange tours to explore the architectural beauties and tell you about their history.  For example, you might rent a boat and explore Amsterdam from the water.  Amsterdam also hosts more than 300 festivals per year, which makes it the Festival City of the Netherlands. Experience performing arts festivals like the internationally leading Holland Festival as well as cultural, food, dance, and music festivals.  

On the more serious side, you can visit The Hague which hosts the Seat of the government and the International Criminal Court and Court of Justice. The Hague is the location for most embassies and more than 150 international organizations; this international political environment makes it one of the hosting cities of the United Nations. Webster University the Netherlands has various connections with these institutions and regularly organizes field trips there.  Although the Netherlands might be small, there is so much more to see and do! And everything is within reach with the extensive railway system that connects you to almost every city.