Capital: Amsterdam  |  Population: 16.77 million

The Netherlands is so much more than canals, tulips and windmills. Discover a friendly new country and develop skills, experience, and maturity that equip you for success in an increasingly globalized world – all while you’re still in high school!

High School Program Details

  • Placement in a Dutch high school for a semester or academic year
  • Placement with a carefully-selected host family
  • Local coordinator supervision and 24-hour emergency support throughout the year
  • No previous language study required, though students are strongly urged to learn as much Dutch as possible before departure
  • Dutch language course included
  • Orientation camp included (subject to change/cancelation due to COVID-19)
  • Use of a bicycle included
  • Comprehensive health and accident insurance included
  • Round-trip airfare included
  • Application Deadline: March 15 (fall semester and year-long). Spring semester not available. 

The Netherlands at a Glance

  • The Netherlands is densely populated and has two capitals: Amsterdam (the official capital) and The Hague (the seat of government.)
  • There are 20 million bicycles in the Netherlands – nearly everyone travels to work or school by bike!
  • The Dutch language is considered to be English’s closest linguistic relative. Though English is widely spoken and understood, by learning Dutch you’ll be able to more fully integrate into your host family, school, and community.
  • Dutch cuisine is generally simple and straightforward, with lots of baked goods, vegetables, and fish. You’ll also see some influence from Indonesia and other former Dutch colonies reflected in the cuisine. Try a stroopwafel or some of the country’s famous cheeses!
  • The Netherlands has produced some of the world’s most famous artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, Piet Mondrian, and Rembrandt.
  • Learn more by visiting our Netherlands Country Profile!
  • Read more great reviews, comments, and testimonials from former Aspect Foundation students and parents here! 


Program Fees

2024-25 Programs

Academic Semester (fall only) $10,300
Academic Year $11,300

Price includes transfer to your host community. Visa, residence permit, and passport costs are not included. Please note you may be required to appear in person at a Dutch Consulate to obtain your residence permit paperwork, though generally . Depending on where you live, this may require out-of-state travel.

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Aspect Foundation

Study Abroad Program
1 800 879 6884
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