Summer School - Doing Business in Europe


Inholland University of Applied Sciences welcomes students to our two weeks’ Summer School in the beautiful cities of Alkmaar and Amsterdam

The ultimate Inholland experience

You will get the unique opportunity of learning the basics of doing business in Europe, meeting with Dutch students and lecturers, while getting the best of both worlds: experiencing authentic Dutch culture in the city of Alkmaar (week 1) and the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam with its rich heritage (week 2). The distance between the two cities is no more than 40 km (40 min on the train) but there is a world of difference between them.

Dates: 30 June 2019 - 13 July 2019

Credits: 5 ECTS credits, which is the equivalent of 140 study hours. You will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Fees: Free of charge to students of our partner universities in North America and Latin America, selected EU-partners, Businet European network partners, and Inholland students. Most meals and accommodation are for students’ own account. We charge a sum of € 150 as a contribution towards welcome & farewell dinners and excursions.

Number of participants: 30 students


This broad programme contains real-life business cases, practical assignments and workshops, company visits and social activities. Themes include:

  • Venturing/Entrepreneurship (1.5 ECTS credits)
  • Cross-cultural Communication & Awareness (2 ECTS credits)
  • Innovation and Creative Thinking (1.5 ECTS credits


Overall accommodation fee: € 693 (13 nights including breakfast and tax)


Amsterdam is the economic centre of the Netherlands. This multi-faceted city is famous for its long and interesting history, rich cultural life and an increasingly diverse population. Diversity and inclusion form the core of Amsterdam: it houses people from 180 nationalities. Amsterdam is one of the most competitive business locations in the EU. The city is dynamic, and constantly adapting and changing. Rapid prototyping of new concepts, services, products and new business models are made possible by Amsterdam’s flourishing and vibrant start-up scene, which functions as an accelerator for innovation, exploration and inspiration.

Alkmaar is a pleasant medium-sized medieval city with a beautifully preserved city centre and has the added advantage of being near to the seaside with its broad and lovely beaches.

Wishing to extend your stay?

Want to stay in Europe a little bit longer? Support in planning your European adventure is offered by our Tourism and Leisure department. 

Apply now

Please submit your application form before 19 April 2019. Acceptance of applications is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation policy

Costs will be owed in the event of cancellation or if the participant interrupts the course or ends it prematurely. These costs are as follows:

  • If the participant cancels before 1 May, no costs are due.
  • If the participant cancels after 1 May, the participants pays €150.
  • If the participant cancels within 4 weeks of the start of the course, the participant pays the accommodation fee of €693.