Program Details

The Summer Institute on Addiction in Amsterdam is a two-week programme that seeks to provide an interdisciplinary approach and lens to the study of addiction.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Graduate Certificate
Substance Abuse Counseling

Program Overview

Program Description:

The concept of addiction brings to the forefront social, medical and moral questions. The intertwined dynamics of health systems, economic considerations and moral (inter)national politics have a combined effect upon the prevention and treatment of people living with addiction. Participants will use Amsterdam as a case study as they encounter academic debates, and bolster and challenge their classroom learning with field work and excursions. Addiction takes many forms, and Amsterdam offers a unique chance for students to become familiarized with cutting-edge research and practice in every field.

The programme is built around four themes: an overview of policies and the history of the concept of addiction, contemporary prevention services, the current state of affairs, and an assessment of treatment innovations. Each module concludes with a workshop integrating concepts into daily clinical, policy, and research practices. Two excursions supplement classroom presentation: a visit to a coffee shop, harm reduction service, and a police officer in the Hague; and a morning visit at the the municipal Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD).

A central aspect of the institute is the opportunity to learn from colleagues from around the world. During the course, participants will be invited to briefly present in their areas of specialization the current state of affairs in their home countries (e.g. policy, prevention, treatment). Following the presentations, facilitated workshop session assist students to integrate the research and practice information from instructors and peers into tangible goals and plans for applying course information to their professional work upon their return home.

Setting Description:
The University of Amsterdam is a renowned modern institution with a long and rich history and one of Europe’s most prominent research-led universities.
1400 EUR. Tuition fee includes a transportation card, lunch on class day, all site visits and excursions and an official certificate or transcript from the University of Amsterdam. Housing (private) can be arranged for 550 EUR for the duration of the programme.

Additional Program Information

University of Amsterdam
Financial Aid:
FinancialAid Info:
Check our website for scholarships opportunities!
Completed BA, current MA, PhD, Professionals
Scholarships Description:
Check our website for scholarships opportunities!

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

Not Yet Reviewd

Be the First to Review this Program

View Programs