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Dordt College and Dutch university offer international exchange program

Dordt College recently renewed and expanded a cooperative agreement with the Gereformeerde Hogeschool, a Reformed university in Zwolle, the Netherlands. The new five-year agreement builds upon a partnership begun in 2000.

Dr. J.D. Schaap, president of the board of the Gereformeerde Hogeschool in Zwolle, signed an exchange agreement with Dordt during a visit to campus last summer.

Dr. J.D. Schaap, president of the board of the Gereformeerde Hogeschool in Zwolle, signed an exchange agreement with Dordt during a visit to campus last summer.

“This expanded partnership is an effort to provide high quality cross-cultural study opportunities for students in Europe and North America,” said Dr. Rockne McCarthy, vice president for academic affairs.

In January, Dordt students arrive in The Netherlands for a semester-long study and travel experience that includes the opportunity to live with a host family and select from several different academic tracks: European culture, history, international ministries, and international business studies.

Two nursing students at the Reformed university in the Netherlands will also participate in the exchange program, coming to Sioux Center and participating in a four-month internship program at Dordt College.

Both Dordt College and the Gereformeerde Hogeschool are committed to offering a Christian education that implements and articulates a Reformed Christian worldview.