Take an In-Depth Dive Into Specialized Study with Hands-On Experiences
Two back-to-back sessions will be offered at each of these vibrant locations. Each four-week session will host thematic programs comprised of a three-credit core course and a one-credit experiential learning course.
A Student-Centered and Intellectually Vibrant Community
As the oldest and largest university town in the Netherlands, Leiden has earned the right to be called the “Key to Discovery.”
Located only 30 minutes from Amsterdam, Leiden is a city that boasts a rich past and a bright future filled with students, bicycles, canals, and charming buildings.
Webster Leiden sits in the historic city center on a picturesque canal. A multitude of shops, bakeries, historic sites and museums can be found within mere footsteps from its main entrance. Leiden’s numerous cozy cafes are also great places to catch up on some assigned reading or simply enjoy a leisurely afternoon lunch. After dark, Leiden’s taverns, theaters, and music venues spring to life.
Study Business or Psychology in Summer 2024 at Webster Leiden
Delve into the Dutch economy through studying some of its most important export products or learn about issues surrounding substance abuse and addiction from a psychological perspective. Each session will focus on a specific theme and offers a one-credit experiential learning focused course to enhance the theme.
Summer Session 1 focuses on business through the theme Beer, Bulbs and Cheese. Summer Session 2 offers Drugs and Chemical Dependency through a psychology framework. Read more about the course offerings in each session below.
Study for four or eight weeks in Leiden or pair four weeks in Leiden with four weeks in Vienna or Geneva.
Summer 1: June 3–28
When you think of the Netherlands, you think of the country of beer, bulbs, and cheese. You picture fields of vibrant tulips and windmills spinning in the wind, cozy bars, and lively terraces where you can enjoy a Dutch brewed beer. Looking over the picturesque canals while savoring the delicious Edammer or Gouda cheese, you see people on boats passing by. Although the scenery is beautiful, there is a lot more history involved than meets the eye.
In this program, we will examine the challenges and successes of these industries and their impact on the Dutch economy. This course includes several experiential components, such as visiting a brewery, brewing your own beer, visiting a cheese farm and visiting the oldest botanical garden of the Netherlands, the Hortus Botanica in Leiden.
Course Fee: N/A
Beer, bulbs and cheese can be seen as symbols of Dutch traditions, history and heritage. All three products have played a significant role in shaping Dutch identity and culture. In addition to that, these export products are very important to the Dutch economy and contribute to the country's worldwide profile as a producer of high quality, innovative and unique products. Aspects of each product will be explored in depth: history of, varieties, production. Experiential components are included.
Summer 2: July 1–26
Through a multicultural lens, with the Netherlands serving as an example of the European Union’s (EU’s) view on substance use, abuse, and addiction, this session introduces the history, pharmacology and physiological effects of a variety of commonly abused substances in the Netherlands and other EU countries. Emphasis will be placed on how the Dutch government and social work/healthcare systems view the behavioral and social implications of drug use and abuse, treatment, and treatment methods for drug abuse.
Course Fee: N/A
This course introduces the history, pharmacology and physiological effects of a variety of commonly abused substances. Emphasis is on the behavioral and social implications of drug use and abuse, treatment, and treatment methods for drug abuse.
“Studying abroad was worth it for the memories alone, but I also made new friends, learned a lot about people and cultures, and was able to experience life on a whole new level. My favorite part about Leiden was how nice and helpful all the Dutch people were.”
BS in Business Administration and Management, '20