More than anything else, language is the gateway to another culture. From the settlement of New Amsterdam (more commonly known as New York) to the founding of Calvin itself, the language and culture of the Netherlands have shaped our societal identity.
Calvin is one of only a handful of colleges and universities nationwide that offers a Dutch major and minor program. Our location in Grand Rapids provides the unique advantage of a thriving Dutch community to support your language studies. By combining a strong classroom foundation with rich cultural engagement, Calvin is able to offer a quality education to any student interested in germanic languages.
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Study abroad in the Netherlands over interim or for a semester; join the Dutch department for Sinterklaas and Koninginnedag parties; ride in Calvin's annual "Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike!" event; attend Dutch chapel.
(34 semester hours)
(25 semester hours)
Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2012-13 academic year.
Interested in teaching? You can gain certification in Dutch as a:
Calvin's teacher education program also contains education-specific course requirements that you must complete prior to certification. See course requirements for: