The Hague, Netherlands

Course Information

The Hague, Netherlands | 2017 Spring

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.

Areas of Study Available at the Hague University of Applied Sciences

Taught in English

Though our agreement with The Hague University of Applied Sciences, an array of courses from the Faculty of Management and Organisation will be made available for you to take. Courses believed to be of most interest to USAC students are included below as a sample of what the university offers. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by the host university.

  • Courses are taught in English by lecture and small group work.
  • All students are required to take the semester-long course, Introduction to Dutch Culture and Society.
  • A full credit load for a semester is 27-30 ECTS (typically 15 US credits).
  • Some courses run for the entire semester, while most run either the first term (six weeks) of the semester or last term (six weeks) of the semester. Six-week courses are typically 3 ECTS (1.5 US credits).

Keep in mind that you must enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 US credits per semester (even if host university requirements are lower). Be sure to have plenty of primary and alternate course options in mind as schedules are subject to change and registration in your preferred courses is not guaranteed.

Grades may not be ready until one or two months after exams are completed; in some cases it may take longer. Check your Credits, Courses, and Transcripts document in Gateway for details specific to your host university. The transcript evaluation and grade reporting process at your home university will also take time after your overseas transcripts arrives. If you plan to study here during your senior year, review your home university requirements carefully to allow enough time for grades to be posted for graduation. Plan to work ahead with your academic advisor if you will be using your study abroad coursework to meet prerequisites back at home.

Business Management

Recent courses have included:

  • Cost Accounting
  • International Marketing
  • Introduction to Export Management
  • Multicultural Consumer Behavior
  • Strategic Export Marketing Plan
  • Strategic Planning in the Public and Private Sectors

Communication Management

Recent courses have included:

  • Advisory Skills
  • Corporate Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to Organizational Communication I
  • Media in Contemporary Society
  • Media Relations Theory
  • Placement Survival Skills
  • Working with Diversity

Culture and Society

Recent courses have included:

  • Art and Globalization
  • Cultural Theory and Popular Culture
  • Europe on the Move
  • Issues in 21st-Century European Society
  • Political Ideology
  • Religious Ideology and Iconography
  • Women and Society

Politics and Administration

Recent courses have included:

  • Contemporary European Politics
  • Decision Making in the European Union
  • European Public Policy
  • Global Development Issues
  • International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law
  • Public International Law
  • The Legal Dimension of Europe
  • The Political Dimension of Europe
  • United in Adversity: Case Studies Exploring Differences in European Integration


  • Survival Dutch
  • Modern Languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish)

Project “Europe 21”

“Europe 21” is an intensive and practical six-week independent research project, where students can earn up to 8 ECTS (four US credits) working to find a solution to a real-world problem posed by a local organization. Teams of five to six students work with a support member of the local organization, and their solution reviewed by a committee of faculty/staff and external representatives.

Course Descriptions

Please visit the link below for a more comprehensive list of courses available to USAC students studying at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.