Program Information

Tentative 2016 Program Dates: January 8–April 29, 2016


Application/Acceptance Dates

Application deadline: October 10, 2015
Acceptance notification: November 1, 2015

Travel Arrangements

You must personally book and cover payment for your own airfare. You should arrive at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on Friday, January 8, and you may leave the Netherlands on April 30 (although you are encouraged to stay through May 6 so you can celebrate the Dutch national holidays on May 4 and 5).  You will receive more information about booking your flights after you have been accepted to the program. Tjalling, the SPICE program coordinator, will meet you at Schiphol and accompany you (by train) to Zwolle.



$18,315; subject to change based on the Euro/USD exchange rate.

The program fee includes:

Not included:



You'll enjoy living in Dutch homes throughout the program. We'll ask your preferences for type of family setting (e.g. single household, children, etc.) and try to accommodate you if we can. The family provides your meals. If possible, we will send your host family's name and address/email in early December.

Housing will not be available before or after the SPICE semester dates.


After acceptance, the payment for your student visa will function as a non-refundable deposit. This payment must be received by November 13, 2015, and it secures your place in the program. Because this amount is used to purchase the student visa, this amount is non-refundable.

If you are from a cooperating college, you pay the deposit directly to Dordt College, and the balance due for the program is paid through your home school.

Financial Aid

Dordt students are eligible for additional cross-cultural program scholarships and should contact the Scholarship Office for details.

If you come from another institution, please contact your financial aid officer for available funding.

Travel Opportunities

Students Relaxing

SPICE Handbook

After you are accepted, you will receive the SPICE Handbook, which includes travel tips, program policies, and a tentative semester schedule (with scheduled breaks).