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Maastricht University: Business & Economics in Europe

The CES Maastricht Business and Economics in Europe program is designed to give students a greater understanding of the international business practices in Europe and the...

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Maastricht University: Positive Psychology

The Positive Psychology programme is a unique experience, following many universities do not yet offer positive psychology courses, this is a rare opportunity to immerse

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International Relations and Politics in the EU

The European Union is a supranational union of nations, created in the wake of World War II largely to prevent further mass conflict through economic and closer political...

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Maastricht University: International Environment Law

Study International Environment Law at Maastricht University in The Netherlands. The program takes a fundamental approach to discussing the role of international law. Discussion...

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Maastricht University: Psychology & Neuroscience in Europe

From Freud to Piaget, Europe has a long tradition in the field of Psychology, establishing guiding principles and implementing research in order to understand individuals...

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Maastricht University: Public Health & Medicine in Europe

The Netherlands, known for their controversial medical practices, is an especially ideal study abroad destination. Explore the diverse approaches to public health challenges...

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Maastricht University: Summer Programme in European Studies

The six-week Summer Program in European Studies at CES Maastricht is designed for adventurous students looking for an authentic European study experience while earning credits...

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Politics, Law & International Relations in Europe

Study Politics, Law, and International Relations in the Netherlands with CES Maastricht. The program begins with the European Study Trip to Berlin that runs for four days,...

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Maastricht University: History, Culture and Arts in Europe

Take part in the History, Culture, and Arts in Europe programme offered at Maastricht University. The course begins with the European History, Culture, and Arts program that...

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CES Maastricht Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Maastricht is a MUST!

Although nervous at first to move to a relatively unknown study abroad location, I cannot imagine my life without Maastricht and the positive experiences I have had. My classes, program leaders and overall experience can hardly be put into words, but my general thoughts are condensed below :)

In my classes through Maastricht University's School of Business and Economics, learning is emphasized through small, fifteen student seminars with a rigorous schedule of case studies and interactive sessions in order to simulate real-life applications of business. This is incredibly beneficial due to its ability to teach valuable skills such as collaborating within a diverse group setting, and also provide an environment where you learn from your peers.

The CES staff is truly there to make you feel comfortable, happy, and enjoy your time in the Netherlands; without them I would feel lost! They incorporate a variety of events and opportunities to get to know your peers, and they are always available if you have a question, concern, or simply want to chat!

My experience abroad has taught me an incredible amount about myself and the world I live in. It has shaped my positive view on a multitude of cultures and has helped me discover unique friendships with students of varying nationalities– friendships I cannot image my life without.

Program: Maastricht University: Business & Economics in Europe

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Maastricht: home sweet home away from home

Choosing to study abroad in Maastricht was a fantastic decision! I had never been to Europe before, but craving a small European town with travel opportunities has been amazing. The town itself offers so much from markets, to social events, to theater performances, and even the surrounding areas allow for endless exploration.
The CES staff has been phenomenal; I couldn't ask for anything better! Everyone is super friendly, approachable, and wanting to help you have the best experience possible. They organize group trips and events gathering the group together every so often while also being in the office to help with academics, travel, or general life help. The CES staff has generating a family environment that has made studying abroad a seamless transition.
School at Maastricht is a lot different with the PBL style courses. It was an adjustment at first, but as long as you put the time and effort in before hand then it is reasonable to adjust. The classmates are are very nice and the collaborative setting is something unique compared to my home university.
Maastricht now holds a special place in my heart thanks to the CES program and staff making abroad and traveling Europe unforgettable!

Program: Maastricht University: Business & Economics in Europe

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Would recommend

My courses in the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht have challenged me academically and intellectually and have allowed for incredible growth in both areas. They've provided me with a different perspective and amazing opportunities that I wouldn't have from any other university. The CES staff is one of the best aspects of the program! They work so hard to make sure students feel comfortable and happy both in the classroom and beyond it. I've learned more about the world and its people than I ever could have in the US. Part of this learning I attribute to Maastricht University and the other part I attribute to exploring and getting to know Europe.

Program: Maastricht University: Business & Economics in Europe

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    6

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Absolutely Ideal

Studying with CES at Maastricht University was the most incredible four months of my life. The CES staff made the transition to living and studying in Maastricht nearly seamless through communication before my arrival as well as tours and information sessions while I was there. Their concern for my safety and 24/7 emergency availability made me feel at east both in Maastricht and traveling around Europe. As a participant of the European History, Culture and Arts program, I spent part of my semester studying Dutch literature and art. Inside the classroom, I participated in rich discussions with my fellow study abroad peers, while outside the classroom we went on study tours to new cities where we were able to visit the location of a novel we had read or see a painting we had studied. I was also able to take classes in my major at the Faculty of Arts & Social Science with peers from around the world, where I was challenged to think about contemporary social issues from a global perspective and reflect on my own American culture.

Outside of academics, Maastricht was a great city to live in and truly feel a part of the community. From grocery shopping to eating frites, or going out on the weekends, I always had a fun time and felt immersed in the culture. Maastricht's central location also allowed for easy travel, which took me to places I had only ever dreamed of.

Overall, my study abroad experience with CES at Maastricht University was absolutely ideal and I wish I could repeat it over and over again.

Program: Maastricht University: History, Culture and Arts in Europe

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

The Best Way to Go Abroad

I am so fortunate I found myself at CES Maastricht for a full semester in their Psychology and Neuroscience Program. As a neuroscience major, I found the classes challenging and the teaching style completely different than that of my small liberal arts school, Trinity College. I loved the change! I learned more about myself as a student than I thought possible, as I was much more independent in making sure I had studied enough and did the work to the best of my ability. I found the way classes were taught, using problem based learning (PBL) was quite different than I was used to, but allowed me to really explore what specific subtopics I was interested in.
Outside of class, I found myself the unique opportunity to travel to several different places around Europe. Through CES, I was able to explore Berlin, Germany, Brussels and Ghent, Belgium, and of course, Amsterdam. Not only were the trips well organized and thoughtful, but each trip had one activity that was focused to each students specific study track. For example, as I am studying neuroscience, I was able to visit a psychiatry museum in Ghent and in Berlin, I had the unique and prominent opportunity to attend a talk given by a Professor at Maastricht University for other Maastricht Alumni. His talk was about his groundbreaking research and after the talk I was able to meet with him and through that connection I am currently working to pursue some research with him next. year. CES not only provided some travel opportunities but also great events for students to get to know each other and Maastricht. By the end of my time at Maastricht I felt I had met so many new people from all corners of the world. If I were able to go abroad again, I would make the same decision to go to Maastricht in a heart-beat.

Program: Maastricht University: Psychology & Neuroscience in Europe

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