What used to be a remote castle in the 13th century is now the center of Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands. This relaxed city has numerous museums, 22 beautiful parks, and the most popular seaside resort in the Netherlands.
The Hague is a multi-cultural city, home to people from all over the world. The Netherlands is the central point of Europe, located on the North Sea. It is also one of the world's most prosperous countries with a highly developed educational system.
The Royal Family resides in The Hague along with the Dutch Central Government. With over half a million residents in The Hague, there are numerous top-rate cultural and recreational activities to keep you busy.
The world-famous Nederlands Dans Theatre and nearby beach with boardwalk are just a couple attractions this great European city has to offer.
Find out more about The Netherlands on the Holland Tourism site or on the Den Haag webpage.
You may spend a semester or academic year studying at The Hague School for European Studies (HEBO). HEBO is a college within The Hague University (Haagse Hogeschool). About 16,000 students attend the university; 1,400 of whom are enrolled in HEBO. The University requires all degree-seeking students to study abroad for a minimum of one semester which creates truly global classroom environments.
Find out more about being a student at the Hague and the city itself at www.studyinthehague.com.
You may in enroll in 12-15 credits of major, minor, or general education courses. There is a focus on group work and presentations. Courses are taught in English. You are required to enroll in a Dutch language and culture course to improve your awareness of the Netherlands.
Find more information about the courses offered on this website. Most students take courses in the European Studies & Communication track, though other options may be available. Contact your OIE advisor to learn about updated availability and restrictions on courses.
PROGRAM DATES: Exact program dates change from year to year and you will be notified of your term's specific dates after you are accepted to HEBO and a particular program. General program dates (including mandatory orientation) are:
Fall (Autumn): late August to late January
Spring: mid-January to late June/early July
More specific information can be found on the Academic Guide for Students (calendar page 17): Academic Guide Guest Students 2018-2019 05-04-18.pdf
Students generally share an apartment in the city with other Dutch and/or international students. The Hague University cooperates with a housing corporation specializing in letting accommodation to students prior to arrival.
Students are responsible for arranging their own housing before they arrive in the Netherlands. More information and cost estimates can be found on this website. You can also learn more about the campus, documents needed, and life in the Hague on the Practical Information site.