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ACES in the Netherlands Summer Internship
Alkmaar, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Budget Sheets Summer
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Language Requirement:
Host Family, Other
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For credit, Not for credit
Program Description:
ACES in the Netherlands

Summer Internship

Almaar, Netherlands

Stichting Uitwisseling was founded in 1949. They are a non-profit foundation and work with about 60 different organisations and about 30 different countries. Stichting Uitwisseling has three main activities. The first activity is organising the agricultural exchange program. This is the program that you are most probably will be in. The second activity is organising projects. Some are funded by the European Union, such as the Leonardo projects. The third activity is organizing study tours.

The Netherlands has a good reputation in agriculture and horticulture.
SUSP arranges good training placements in:
  • Dairy
  • Arable
  • Field Vegetables
  • Vegetables in a glasshouse
  • Tree Nurseries
  • Equine (very limited)
  • Livestock
  • Potted Plants/Cut Flowers
  • Fruits
  • Pigs Farm

  • Passport valid for 6 months after program dates with at least two blank visa pages
  • Visa may be required
  • Have a reasonable language level in English or German.
  • Be motivated to build your professional career in this field
  • Be interested in the Dutch culture
  • Be between 18 and 26 years old
  • Have experience in the field of choice so you know what you sign up for.
  • Be able to ride a bicycle
  • Be in good health
  • Be single
  • Be free from a criminal record and in possession of good references
  • Available for a period of at least 90 days
  • Be a (pre) last year student during the training. Your training should be obligated and related to what you study.
  • It is important to note that these internships are like a US job. Expect 40 hours of work a week that is manual labor. 
The language of intruction is English

Course Approval
Before you study abroad you must get the courses you plan to take abroad approved by your college’s study abroad office.  ACES Students should view the “Academic Information” section of the ACES Study Abroad Website.  This section provides information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses with UIUC course equivalents.?

Pre-Departure Course, LAS 291/292 - 1 credit 
Students must register themselves in LAS 291 in the semester prior to departure of their program. This is a required on-campus pre-departure (S/U graded) course. Completion of this course will result in the automatic enrollment of LAS 292, a required in-country course which continues through the semester you return to campus and is a 1 credit (letter graded) course.

Internship Environment and Accomodation

SUSP will find you a suitable placement & housing and arranges your work permit, residence permit etc. You will receive pocket money (95 euros per week), housing, meals, and Health insurance.  Before the program you will recieve an informational packet at an introductory meeting.  You will also have a midpoint meeting.  You will be responsible for participating in monthly newsletter, facebook, and contact moments.  You will participate in the company for around 40 hours per week with at least 1.5 days off per week and 1.5 extra paid free days every month to explore The Netherlands.

Specific Internship Options Information: Netherland Internships.pdf

Internship Application form: Application form 2015-nonEU.docx


For an Unofficial Budget of this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the semester during which you want to participate. Please read through the Unofficial Budget information which also includes information on Financial Aid and Scholarships.
*Fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.
Total cost is ESTIMATED and is BEFORE scholarships.

Financial Aid 
Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to study abroad will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to study abroad, it is best that you consult with the study abroad financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package.  Their email and more information on Financial aid can be found at
Eligible students may receive additional scholarships toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination.  Scholarship amounts are announced when program fees for each program are announced.  Non-ACES students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.  All participants should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship. For more information, go to
ACES Students are eligible for additional funding through their college. More information about ACES scholarships including the application can be found at 

Application Information 

First Steps Info 
For more information on the first steps to going abroad, visit our website: or attend a First Steps Info Session in person.  These resources will get you thinking about important themes to consider before selecting a program including: academics, housing, duration, location, and cost.  You will learn how to research a program, understand cost (with a segment on scholarships and financial aid too), and even how to apply!  

Application Process
Click the "Apply Now" button on this web page to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable application fee by clicking "Apply Now".
You may only apply to one program per term. Please consider your program options carefully before beginning a new program application.  Each time you click "Apply Now" you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
Application Components 
The Study Abroad Office Application may include:Letter of Recommendation - done electronically (must be an academic advisor, TA or professor)
Personal essay questions
Photocopy of passport
Signature verification form
Official Transcript
Online questionnaires Upon acceptance to this program you may be required to complete the host institution's application.  The final acceptance decision is made by the host institution.

All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date; paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day.  The Study Abroad Office reviews program applications as a batch after the deadline has passed. The decision dates listed below indicate the earliest possible date that a student's application may be reviewed. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.

See Dates and Deadlines at the bottom of this page.

Health, Safety, and Pre-Departure

The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty. These services can be found at:
Vaccinations and Health
Once you have been accepted into the program you need to get a health consultation at McKinley Health travel and immunization unit ( to discuss what immunization you need, get a travel kit, etc. See also
Before You Go
The UIUC Study Abroad website ( and the ACES Study Abroad website ( both provide a variety of pre-departure information. Explore both sites for information such as travel plans, what to pack, money abroad, transportation, communicating with family members while abroad, and even what to do the day of your departure.

Passports and Visas
Please consult the host country’s consulate website or a visa agency to determine whether or not a visa is required to travel to your destination country or countries.

More information about passports and visas can be found at:

Withdrawal, Change, and Cancellation

To change to a different program during the application process, please e-mail 

To withdraw or cancel your participation in a study abroad program, please visit this link to view the Withdrawal and Refund Policy (  

Additional Resources
Presentation SUSP 2015 non-EU.pptx
Information SUSP-non EU partner.pdf

Contact Information

ACES Study Abroad
ACES Academic Programs
123 Mumford Hall, MC-710
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380

Walk-in hours:
2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am Wednesdays.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018
02/15/2018 TBA TBA

Indicates that deadline has passed
This program is currently not accepting applications.