International Field Study

Amsterdam Fall 2018

Amsterdam Fall 2018


While in Amsterdam, you will learn about youth and aging in the Netherlands as well as approaches to dealing with social care and mental health all while being immersed in the local culture. Highlights include a visit to the Anne Frank House as well as a day spent in Hogeweyk Dementia Village.

Please note this trip will be eligible for a $500 Be World Ready grant to help offset the cost.

$400 will be awarded upon completion of pre-departure requirements + $100 will be awarded upon return from your Field Study. More information regarding grant distribution as well as the multi-stage process of completion can be found on the 'Grants' page.

DAY 1 | DEPART CANADA October 20

With your passport in hand, board your overnight flight to Amsterdam.


Welcome to Amsterdam Niagara students! Meet your Contiki crew at the airport for a transfer in to the city. This place is cute as a button, and sure to win your heart with its canals, obscure museums, and café culture like no other. We’ll give you a quick tour of the city before heading to Anne Frank House, the secret annex where Anne Frank hid for years during the war, inspiring her famous diary. This evening, join us for our first group dinner. (D)

DAY 3 | AMSTERDAM October 22

The Amsterdam Cannabis College offers free advice on the safe use of medicinal cannabis, and about the many industrial uses of the hemp plant. This morning we’ll have a tour of the facilities, including the garden, which is one of the world’s only publicly accessible Cannabis gardens. Later, we visit Snoezelen Room, meant to increase enjoyment and sensory experience for those with intellectual disabilities (subject to availability). (B)

DAY 4 | AMSTERDAM October 23

The first part of our day will be spent at Hogeweyk Dementia Village (subject to approval by the village). Hogeweyk was designed as small village to care for patients suffering with dementia. The village has a town square, supermarket, hairdressing salon, theatre, and restaurant to give a sense of normalcy.

Later this afternoon, we will head to Volendam, where you’ll learn about cheese and clog making.

The rest of the day will be at leisure to explore
Amsterdam’s streets and bridges. (B)

DAY 5 | AMSTERDAM October 24

This morning we’ll board the coach and have some time to take a group picture at the iconic I Amsterdam sign, with the Rijksmuseum in its backdrop. We continue with a visit to the Van Gogh Museum, where you can see famous works such as “The Potato Eaters” and “The Yellow House”. In the evening, meet us for an evening cruise as we make our way through the famous canals, seeing the city under a flood of twinkling lights. (B)(D)


That’s a wrap on our journey through Amsterdam. Enjoy your last breakfast before boarding the coach for your flight back to Canada. (B)

Included in the Price

Round-trip airfare


Continental breakfast daily

2 dinners

ground transportation by itinerary items


Payment Plan

Note that the fees included below are approximate and may vary at any time.


$550 is due April 27, 2018


$550 is due June 20, 2018


$550 is due July 20, 2018


$350 +/- is due September 20, 2018

Option 1—Direct Deposit – Online

When making payment through online banking:

  • Set up Niagara College as the payee and use your student number as the account number
  • Once payment is made, you MUST email and provide your name, student number, payment amount and indicate that payment is for International Field Study: Amsterdam Fall 2018. Please copy Be World Ready, at on the email
  • The following business day the payment will be uploaded to your student account and as long as Student Accounts receive an email from you, the IFS charge will be posted accordingly

Option 2—In Person

Go to Student Accounts located in the Registrar’s office at Niagara College. There is one at each campus. Have your student number available. Indicate that you would like to make a payment for an International Field Study: Amsterdam Fall 2018. Make payment (either deposit or final payment) for your International Opportunity to your student account.

Cancellation Policy

Students MUST email the Be World Ready team immediately at, from their Niagara College student email account, to notify the team of your decision to no longer participate in an IFS. If no notification of cancelation is received by email to the Be World Ready team after the initial deposit date, all payments are 100% non-refundable regardless of the below schedule of cancellation fees.

It is imperative that the Be World Ready team is notified of your choice to withdraw from any IFS as soon as possible. A missed payment is not considered a notification of no longer wishing to participate in an IFS an email must be sent to expressing your desire to withdrawal.

If a student needs to cancel their International Field Study, they may qualify for a refund of monies paid based on the schedule of cancellation fees outlined below:

Schedule of Cancellation Fees
  • 0—30 days of deposit date: Refunds will be granted based on vendor/supplier payments made by the cancelation date
  • 31—60 days of deposit date: 50% loss of all payments made to date
  • 61+ days of deposit date: All payments 100% non-refundable

Application Process

  • Apply online
  • Email a copy/photo of your passport to
    • Please ensure all text is legible as this is required to book your airline ticket
  • Pay the deposit (spots for this trip are only secured after a deposit payment has be made)

Grant Eligibility

All, full-time Niagara College students participating in an international activity are eligible for up to $500 worth of Be World Ready grants to help offset the cost of their experience. In order to qualify for the grant:

  • Apply to an international experience
  • Attend a mandatory pre-departure meeting (dates to be determined)
  • Complete the online pre-departure component (consisting of Blackboard modules and forms to sign)
  • Successfully attend the international experience
  • Upon return, submit two high-quality photos along with a well-written testimonial referencing your experience abroad to the Be World Ready team
Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email a copy/photo.
Approx. Price

$2500 +/-

Trip Date

Oct 20, 2018—Oct 25, 2018






Culture, History, Social Care, Mental health


School of Community Services

Application Deadline

April 27, 2018