Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN) in the Netherlands
HAN was created in 1996 in the twin cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen (only 9 miles apart) which accommodate HAN University of Applied Sciences, one of the fastest growing universities in the Netherlands. Two modern city campuses facilitate the exchange of knowledge between more than 27,000 students, including 2,100 international students.
HAN University is situated in the picturesque eastern Netherlands, near the German border. Exchange students will be participating in the "Tomorrow's Education Today" program, in which English will be the language of instruction. The program will utilize the insight and knowledge of Dutch lecturers as well as visiting international lecturers who will coach student on new educational issues, challenging approaches and teaching.
All students participating in exchange programs are eligible to apply for a grant from the Office of International Affairs of up to $1,000 toward airfare costs.
All courses and practica in the "Tomorrow's Education Today" program will be conducted in English. The program will include 16 credits toward Liberal Studies major requirements, and a practicum placement. Possible course subjects include: educational issues, Dutch culture and society, adaptive education, music, drama, sociology, teacher attitudes, physical education, special education, etc. The program will also include a "Cultural Tour of the West" which will include visits to Rotterdam, The Hague and more. Follow the link for more information about the "Tomorrow's Education Today
Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
This exchange program is open to Liberal Studies majors. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Courses are offered in English.
Exchange students will be housed in HAN University sponsored housing on the Arnhem campus during the fall semester or the Nijmegen campus if attending during the spring semester.
Students on exchange programs pay regular Longwood tuition and fees for the semester they will be abroad. Additional costs include airfare, room and board, passport, any required visas, books, and personal expenses.
Longwood students also pay a $250 non-refundable study abroad administrative fee upon acceptance.
The Office of International Affairs offers two scholarships:
- Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
- Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page
The Department of State keeps up-to-date information about visa requirements for the Netherlands. Students are responsible for their own visa applications and any related expenses. Contact Dr. Emily Kane to get started.