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Vrije University Summer School - Short Term Study Abroad
Amsterdam, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter (Jul)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Short-term Duration:
1-2 weeks
Program Description:

Vrije University Summer School
Short Term Study Abroad

Amsterdam - Vrejie University
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Program description Are you interested in international politics, the way in which international law responds to acts against humanity and how we as a community need to band together and protect each other – irrespective of borders, nationality or ideologies for the greater good?

Spend your winter break in sunny Amsterdam studying under the distinguished lecturers at Vrije University with their summer course titled ‘International Criminal Justice.’

International Criminal Justice overview

War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide harm people, disrupt societies and endanger global peace and security. In recent decades the international community has expressed its clear desire to end such atrocities and to prosecute those responsible. But designing effective “real-world” response strategies and understanding the underlying human behaviour remain extremely challenging. Only a multidisciplinary approach has any hope of success.

The course includes visits to the International Criminal Court, the Peace Palace, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague. 

For more information on the course, please click here.
Program dates July 8 - July 22, 2017
Application deadline May 1 2017
Eligibility criteria Students of Law, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, History, Journalism, Anthropology, Political Science and Psychology are ideal candidates for the summer school. VU courses are multi-disciplinary and therefore are open to students with a wide variety of backgrounds. 
Please refer to the University of Sydney's website for full eligibility criteria here.

Credit / Not-for-credit You will be emailed credit application instructions for your faculty once you have expressed interest in this program with the form linked at the bottom of this page. Please allow 1-2 weeks for this information to be sent through.
Language Classes are instructed in English
Fees and scholarships 2017 Total Program Fee: €1150 ~ AUD $1650

There is a  €250 discount to USYD students who apply before the May deadline, this would bring the program fee down to €900 ~ AUD $1280

Additional costs (not included in program fee):  Airfare, Accommodation, travel and health insurance, personal expenses and additional travel.

 OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

About the university Located in a city that is renowned for business and trade, Vrije University Amsterdam, or VU, has a long tradition of fostering academic excellence and the highest ethical values. Vrije University means ‘Free University.’

As host of the Centre for International Criminal Justice (CICJ), VU University Amsterdam is a leading player in research on international criminal law and the criminology of international crimes.

The CICJ is an independent institute dedicated to interdisciplinary academic research and education, policy analysis and debate on international crimes and international and transitional justice, as well as conceptual and institutional responses to mass atrocities.

Its staff specialize in a broad spectrum of relevant fields, including international law, criminal law, criminology, social psychology and methods of social sciences research, and it has an extensive network of associated practitioners at the institutions in The Hague.

 Location overview The Netherlands is one of Europe’s smallest countries but it has one of the most important economies. It’s known for its high quality education and as a safe country where most people speak English. Its capital, Amsterdam, is known for its seventeenth century buildings, canals, houseboats and windmills. Here you can enjoy the wonderful art of Vermeer and Rembrandt or chill out in a cozy café or coffee shop.
Contact for more information Sydney Abroad Team
The University of Sydney

VU Amsterdam Summer School