Hogeschool Zeeland (Exchange)

Basic information

  • Location: Vlissingen, Netherlands | Map
  • Dates: Fall and Spring
  • Class requirement: First-year
  • Cost: To be announced

The old shipyard town of Vlissingen has been an official city since 1315, but its heritage dates back over a millennium. Enjoy a tasteful dichotomy as you study modern business and economics in the midst of this ancient Dutch town.

The International Business and Management Studies (IMBS) program at Hogeschool Zeeland focuses on entrepreneurship, management, sales, marketing and financial management. You will learn how to streamline company processes, think commercial and work with a financial framework. Students will also earn credits that satisfy requirements for a business or economics major or minor.

Vlissingen, Netherlands


Approx. 44,400
Vlissingen has a temperate oceanic climate. Summers are humid and warm much like Grand Rapids, and winters temperatures hover just around freezing with little snowfall.


Students studying at HZ during the fall semester will follow the International Marketing Relations (IMR) program, which consists of four courses:

  • International Customer Relationship Management
  • International Marketing Planning
  • International Sales and Sales Management
  • Online Marketing

Learn more about direct-enroll transfer credits in academic services.


Students in HZ study programs live in rented apartments in Vlissingen. HZ has partnered with two housing companies to make the transition easier. Many students live in houses in the center of town where HZ, Vlissingen boulevard, and the beach are within cycling distance. Accommodations can vary from one- to three-bedroom apartments, and you will have a higher chance of finding a room that suits your needs if you apply for housing early (preferably in early spring). Read more about accommodations on the HZ website.


You must have a secondary education diploma with higher education entrance qualifications and a good command of the English language (IELTS 6.0 equivalent or higher). Additional requirements vary depending on chosen study program.


The Zeeland Exchange program is a non-Calvin program but students remain eligible for Calvin financial aid at the same level as if they were on campus. The cost is the same as Calvin’s tuition, room and board rate plus an administrative fee. For more details about the program cost, visit the financial information page.



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