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Join one of the only Dutch language programs in the United States.

Anyone wanting to discover a fascinating, modern European culture will enjoy studying Dutch. Go to the Netherlands during interim or experience Dutch traditions right on campus—like our Sinterklaas and Koningsdag (King’s Day) parties, Dutch films, and Dutch chapel. And because Calvin is located in a historically Dutch-American region, you'll find plenty of connections to Dutch community, history, and culture.

Courses in Dutch language complement any major, because Netherlandic culture richly touches so many areas. Whether you plan a career in history, finance, engineering and water management, art history, literature, religion, immigration, or nearly anything else, your knowledge of Dutch will boost your opportunities.

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Looking to stretch yourself further? Find even more collaboration and academic depth in one of Calvin’s two distinct honors programs.

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Studying Dutch and business can help you pursue an international career. Expand your options with a versatile language in a growing field.

Study innovation in sustainability in the Netherlands

Learn firsthand about the Netherland's culture of creative sustainability and ecological consciousness on an off-campus trip in summer 2022. Learn more »


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