You can choose to study in the Netherlands for as little as three months or as long as one academic year. Gap year students are welcome to apply but must be no older than 18.5 years upon departure. Academic year and semester students will receive a 5-day/4-night orientation upon arrival, which includes full lodging, Dutch classes, intercultural workshops, and guided tours. There are two organised trips for academic students throughout the programme, and one organised trip for semester students. All students will be given a bike on their exchange and must be prepared to bike to school. Dutch students normally bike up to 16km one-way to get to school.
Placements can be anywhere in the country but are more likely to be in suburbs or rural areas. On the map below you can see where some of our past students have been placed. All of our host families are carefully vetted. We conduct home interviews, inspections, and police checks to ensure our students are placed in a secure and supportive living environment.