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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Goucher applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 11/05/2018 11/21/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led ICA GPA minimum: 3.0
Class Standing: 1.Freshman, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior Pre-Course: Yes
Program Description:
Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
When Offered: May 26-June 16, 2018 (tentative)
Faculty Leaders: April Oettinger ( & Alison Cahen Lohr (

Program Overview

This three-week intensive course fuses Arts Administration—the business practices of arts and culture — with behind-the-scenes explorations of the performing and visual arts in Amsterdam. Students attend performances and tour museums and alternative arts spaces as an active observer to examine how they are professionally managed and presented. Students will learn about the management and funding structures found in the Netherlands and will frequently meet with administrators, cultural leaders, practitioners, and other behind-the-scenes staff. Students will also explore Amsterdam’s rich culture, history, and architecture by frequently traveling by bike for the ultimate Dutch experience.

Download this ICA program flyer and estimated program cost here: Informational Flyer Amsterdam 2018.pdf
Download the information session flyer for this program here: 2018 ICA Amsterdam-Info Session Flyer.pdf

Eligibility, Prerequisites, and Academic Credit

Course Number: ART 272Y
Minimum GPA for all applicants: 3.0
Eligibility: open to all students; prioritized for students involved in the arts.
Administration concentration: all students should have demonstrated an academic interest in arts.
Number of credits: 4 credits [3 credits onsite; 1 credit for weekly pre-course (March 26-May 14)].
Prerequisites: BUS 170, Introduction to Arts Administration

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines:

November 6, 2017: Online application & $50 application fee due 
December 1, 2017: $500 non-refundable deposit is due
February 16, 2018: Final payment and ICA health forms due

Program Costs:

The tentative cost of the program is approximately $5,650. This fee includes international airfare (estimated at $1,300), lodging, all local travel, most meals, admissions and experiences, required performance attendance, cultural and historic tours, and emergency assistance insurance.


Financial Aid:

All students are eligible to apply for an OIS ICA scholarship, which is also due November 6, 2017. The scholarship can be found online at If you are a Pell Grant recipient and US citizen studying abroad in one country for at least 3 weeks (21 days), you are eligible to apply for the Gilman scholarship where you can be awarded up to $3,000 in aid for your study abroad. Please contact Jennifer White at OIS during her walk-in office hours (Mon.-Thu. 2:30-4pm) in order for her to help you submit the best possible application by the October 3, 2017 deadline for early summer 2018 notification or by March 6, 2018 for regular summer notification. 

Passport and Visa Information

Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs. Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program. Estimated Passport Processing Time:
Routine Service: approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of application, including mailing time
Expedited Service: approximately 2-3 weeks from the time of application, including mailing time
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