Programs

Viaa is located in a Dutch city with a rich history: Zwolle. Unique in Europe, the university is specialized in social domains and has a Christian identity and distinctive character. We believe that Jesus’ love for us and the world sets an example for us in our contact with others. Viaa offers 4 top-rated Bachelor’s programs, 3 Master’s programs, and 1 Associate degree. For incoming international students, we offer 5 English-taught semesters. We attach great value to qualitatively good education, advice, and research. Practical cases of the future profession are the starting point of teaching, and theory is always related to practice.

More Information

Business

Description

The focus of the program is cross-cultural understanding, connected to international business and marketing. During the Viaa Business Exchange program, you will experience German and Romanian business culture, next to the Dutch business culture. An essential feature of the program is hands-on learning. In addition to theory in class and academic readings, you will experience your new living environment, make (international) company visits, and work on assignments for companies in the Netherlands, Germany, and Romania. In addition to the mandatory courses, you can choose 1 or 2 elective(s). These experiences come together in the Intercultural Explorations class, as a learning environment for cross-cultural understanding. Coached by a professional tutor, you reflect on your learning process.

Requirements

Viaa Business Exchange is open to Bachelor’s students in their 2nd-4th year, who would like to expand their intercultural understanding and knowledge of International Business and Marketing.

Reviews

“During the business program we were given three practical projects to work on in three different countries: Netherlands, Germany, and Romania. It was very interesting to see how the culture had a huge effect on how each country conducts business.”
Neila
SPICE alumna 2018

OUR TEAM IS HERE TO HELP YOU

Request Information

Contact Us

Education

Description

The main focus of the program is cross-cultural understanding, in combination with a focus on education. During the Viaa Education Exchange program, you will experience Dutch culture and you learn about the Dutch and European education systems and Early Childhood Education. An essential feature of the program is hands-on learning. In addition to theory in class, you will experience your new living environment, work on practical assignments and have short internships in different kinds of primary or secondary education schools. In addition to the mandatory courses, you can choose 1 or 2 elective(s). These experiences come together in the Intercultural Explorations class, as a learning environment for cross-cultural understanding. Coached by a professional tutor, you reflect on your learning process.

Requirements

Viaa Education Exchange is open to Bachelor’s students in their 2nd-4th year, who would like to expand their intercultural understanding and knowledge of education and pedagogy.

Reviews

OUR TEAM IS HERE TO HELP YOU

Request Information

Contact Us

Nursing

Description

The main focus of the program is cross-cultural understanding, in combination with a focus on health care. During the Viaa Nursing Exchange program, you will experience Dutch culture and learn about the Dutch and European health care system and transcultural care. An essential feature of the program is hands-on learning. In addition to theory in class, you will experience your new living environment and work on practical assignments. In addition to the mandatory courses, you can choose 1 or 2 elective(s). All these experiences are brought together in the Intercultural Explorations class, as a learning environment for cross-cultural understanding. You will be coached by a professional tutor to reflect on your cross-cultural learning process.

Requirements

Viaa Nursing Exchange is open to Bachelor’s students in their 2nd-4th year, who would like to expand their intercultural understanding and knowledge of nursing and health care.

Reviews

“I had the opportunity to go and visit clinics and hospitals in the Netherlands and to experience first-hand how the Dutch healthcare system works. I will definitely implement what I have learned during the exchange program in my future decisions and plans!”
Alida
alumna 2019

OUR TEAM IS HERE TO HELP YOU

Request Information

Contact Us

Social Work

Description

The main focus of the program is cross-cultural understanding, in combination with social work in a foreign context. Students experience Dutch culture in many ways. An important feature of the program is hands-on learning. In addition to theory in class, students experience their living environment, make study visits, and do practical assignments as a rich learning environment. In addition to the mandatory courses, you can choose 1 or 2 elective(s). These experiences come together in the Intercultural Explorations class, as a learning environment for cross-cultural understanding. Coached by a professional tutor, you reflect on your learning process.

Requirements

Viaa Social Work Exchange is open to Bachelor’s students in their 2nd-4th year, who would like to expand their intercultural understanding and knowledge of international social work.

Reviews

OUR TEAM IS HERE TO HELP YOU

Request Information

Contact Us

(SPICE) Studies Program In Contemporary Europe

Description

The focus of the SPICE program is cross-cultural understanding. During your study abroad you will experience the Dutch culture in many ways. All these experiences are brought together in the Intercultural Explorations class, as a learning environment for cross-cultural understanding. You will be coached by a professional tutor to reflect on your cross-cultural learning process. For the Intercultural Explorations class, you will research a personal topic of investigation. In addition to the mandatory courses, you can choose up to 3 electives fitting your major.

Requirements

Viaa SPICE Exchange is open to Bachelor’s students in their 2nd-4th year, who would like to expand their intercultural understanding and knowledge of their future profession.

Reviews

“This program helped broaden my understanding on living in general. It helped me mature. It was very valuable for me to spend a semester in the Netherlands. I highly recommend this program to students with an international scope!”
Kristof
SPICE alumnus 2019

OUR TEAM IS HERE TO HELP YOU

Request Information

Contact Us

Information