SPICE is an English-taught semester programme focusing on cultural understanding and personal growth. It is an intensive study programme during which students are fully immersed in the Dutch culture. They live a nice, medium-sized Dutch city, experience the Dutch educational system, and travel a lot, not only in the Netherlands, but also in Europe.

  • Planning: spring 2019
  • Testing: knowledge tests, portfolio, and presentations.
  • Three mandatory courses: Dutch Culture and Society (6 ECTS), Art and Architecture (6 ECTS), and Cross-Cultural Understanding (6 ECTS)
  • Two electives out of: Dutch language, History of the Low Countries, Contemporary Theology, and International Marketing. (6 ECTS each)
  • Total 30 ECTS

Brief description

The main focus of the programme is cross-cultural understanding. Students experience the Dutch culture in many ways. An important feature of the programme is hands-on learning. In addition to theory in class, students experience their living environment, make study trips and do practical assignments as a rich learning environment.

All these experiences are brought together in the portfolio class, as the learning environment for Cross-Cultural Understanding. Here, students are coached by a professional tutor to reflect on their cross-cultural learning process. For the portfolio class, they have to carry out research on a personal topic of investigation.

More information

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