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).
- Business & Management Courses
- Media Communications Courses
- Behavioral & Social Sciences Courses
- International Relations Courses
- GCP Courses
Summer 2016 Schedule:
- May 18th-July 10th, 2016
Other important information:
- Summer Activities for Students
- Housing at Webster University the Netherlands
- Recommended hotels (for parents, family, and friends coming to visit you)
- Summer Cultural Events in the Netherlands
- About Leiden and the Netherlands
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For more information regarding Webster University in the Netherlands, please visit
the Netherlands campus website at: http://www.webster.nl/.
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.
Topics in Media: Media Psychology (MEDC 3150): Prerequisites: PSYC 1100 and 6 credit hours of psychology; or permission of the instructor.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com). *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.
- 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
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
- Pension De Witte Singel: Witte Singel 80, 2311 BP Leiden Tel: (071) 512 45 92 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
- B&B Bed en Beschuit: Beschuitsteeg 10, 2312 JV Leiden Tel: 06 44 86 22 20 Email: email@example.com
- Hotel Ibis Leiden Centre: Stationsplein 240 – 242, 2312 AR Leiden Tel: (071) 516 00 00 Email:H8087@accor.com
- Pension Schaefer: Herensingel 1a, 2316 JS Leiden Tel: (071) 521 81 04 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hotel Nieuw Minerva: Boommarkt 23, 2311 EA Leiden Tel: (071) 512 63 58 Email:email@example.com
- Hotel Holiday Inn Leiden: Haagse Schouwweg 10, 2332 KG Leiden Tel: (071) 535 55 55 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hotel Mayflower: Beestenmarkt 2, 2312 CC Leiden Tel: (071) 514 26 41 Email:email@example.com
- Rembrandt Hotel: Nieuwe Beestenmarkt 10, 2312 CH Leiden Tel: (071) 5144233 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hotel Golden Tulip: Schipholweg 3, 2316 XB Leiden Tel: (071) 522 11 21 Email: email@example.com
- Pilgrim Museum and Rijksmuseum in Leiden: Visit with a focus on American-Dutch comparison.
- 'Petit (art) Tour': Sculptor Jeroen Spijker helps you to understand and appreciate art works in the Dutch museums.http://www.jeroenspijker.nl/newsite/eng-spyker.html
- Free Walking Tour Amsterdam: Amsterdam tour with a local guides. HighlightsL Royal Palace, Drug culture, The History of the VOC and Red Light district.http://freewalkingtoursamsterdam.com/
- Bijlmer tour: Bijlmer is an area of Amsterdam rich of cultural diversity but, unfortunately, also criminal activity. The tour will be organized by the Bijlmer-project, a research and intervention based project focusing on the psychosocial needs of victims of human trafficking and operates.http://www.thebijlmerproject.com/
- Holland Festival: International performing arts festival in the beginning of June.http://www.hollandfestival.nl/en
- Gay Pride Amsterdam: A nine-day festival with a lot of events including exhibitions, lectures, parties, and the last day, the highlight Canal Parade.http://www.amsterdamgaypride.nl/
- Summer Carnival Rotterdam: To celebrate cultural diversity Robin Rotterdam Unlimited organizes 5 days of performing arts, musical presentations, high end artists, dance, storytelling, and the legendary Summer Carnival parade.http://rotterdamunlimited.com/en/
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.