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CES Maastricht University

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Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook. With almost 16,000 students and 4,000 staff, UM offers a wide choice of academic programmes, all of which are designed to bring out the best in its students.

Founded
1989
Headquarters

Bonnefantenstraat 2
6211KL Maastricht
Netherlands

Reviews

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Tucker
9/10

The instructors and student aids were helpful from the moment we arrived and made sure to tell us as much as possible about the school, town, and housing before and while we were there that it felt like home. The classes were small (which I normally do not like) which was really nice because I got to know my classmates better than in a big class back home which made it easier to make friends. Living in the dorms was a great experience to meet people from other universities and countries and gave everyone a place to hang out with friends. The academics were challenging but not overwhelming, and the teachers understood that while we were there for school, we would also be busy traveling and exploring during our free time. They struck a good balance and added to the experience and helped me get to know the city/country better.

How can this program be improved?
The housing could be changed a little bit to make some things cleaner, but that is me being very picky, and really the only thing I would change about the program.
Yes, I recommend
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Linh
10/10

I really enjoyed my time in Maastricht. The program was well constructed and left us with plenty of time to travel and explore Europe. The staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful, I really appreciate what they have done for us. For the academic aspect, we took the program specific courses for exchange students and also other regular courses at Maastricht University as well. It was fun and also challenging with a different style of studying. So yes, you won't be disappointed!

Yes, I recommend
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Peter
10/10

Leaving Summer behind in Australia to go to the chilling conditions of Winter in Maastricht was a huge step but I loved absolutely every minute of it. The staff at CES are incredibly friendly and make sure your every need is met. The course is really interesting nd the excursions to Brussels, the Hague and AMsterdam were absolutely amazing. Matt Heckman had to be one of the coolest and funniest university teachers I ever had!

Yes, I recommend
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Joshua
10/10

Best experience of my life. I met so many wonderful friends. One thing that separates this program from others is that most of my friends were either Dutch students or other abroad students from around the globe. Most other programs allowed one to primarily just get close with other American's abroad. The guesthouse where exchange students live is also so much fun. Pick you classes wisely though, academics are not as easy as on other exchange programs.

Yes, I recommend
Quinn
10/10

I studied abroad with CES Maastricht's European Public Health and Medicine Program for the Fall of 2016 and it was the best decision I made in my college career. The staff are super supportive with everything from making sure your schedule is light enough to travel but also made sure everybody completed their requirements for each of their home universities. The classes are challenging but fun, and taught in a problem based learning style, which they introduce you to at the start of the program. Maastricht itself is a really lovely small town, it's big enough you won't be bored when you're there, but small enough shop owners will recognize you and you'll really feel like it becomes home.

How can this program be improved?
Nothing, I loved everything about it.
Yes, I recommend

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