More than anything else, language is the gateway to another culture. From the settlement of New Amsterdam (more commonly know as New York) to the founding of Calvin itself, the language and culture of the Netherlands have shaped our societal identity.
Calvin is proud to be one of only a handful of colleges and universities nationwide that offer a Dutch major and minor program. Our location in Grand Rapids provides the unique advantage of a thriving Dutch community to support our 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 Sinterklaus and Konninginedag parties; ride in Calvin's annual "Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike!" event; attend Dutch chapel.
(33 semester hours)
Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2012-13 academic year.
Interested in teaching? You can gain certification in Netherlandic Studies as a:
Calvin's teacher education program also contains education-specific course requirements that you must complete prior to certification. See course requirements for: