Study the Dutch language and culture

Dutch is a Germanic language with close ties to English, so most native speakers of English find the grammar and vocabulary very familiar. Dutch-speaking Europe is also a fascinating place—whether the Netherlands or northern Belgium. Learning Dutch makes good sense, regardless of your major, because Netherlandic culture richly touches so many areas, such as history, economics and finance, engineering and water management, art history, literature, religion, immigration and colonial studies, and much more. And of course, Dutch is the heritage language of Calvin College, since it was founded by Dutch immigrants in the late 19th century.

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Explore Dutch at Calvin
Dutch Majors, Minors and Courses

Majors, Minors and Courses
Take Dutch to fulfill your core requirement, or study the language and culture through a major or minor.

Study Dutch Abroad

Study Abroad
Study for a semester in the Netherlands or a Dutch interim abroad.

Careers and Outcomes in Dutch

Frederik Meijer Chair
Engage in scholarship and teaching about Dutch culture.

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