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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

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L.Y.
9/10

As I am currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in U.S, going abroad to Netherland is doing a study abroad while studying abroad.
I have never been to Europe before, and this first time European culture immersion experience had been very fun!
The PBL session is quiet a unique style that of learning encourages students to step out their comfort zone and stimulates their full potential. The students here are very engaging, and the class discussion has always been active.
The Center for European Staff members are very warm and welcoming, it's like a pair of warm hands you get in Netherland to guide you through the hardest stage within study abroad.
Looking back to three months ago, I am impressed by how much I learned about Europe.
To conclude, I am very glad that I chose to study abroad in Maastricht University, Netherland. This experience has again transformed and enriched my view of the world.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Andrew
10/10

I have opened my mind by listening to worldly people and hearing their perspective.
CES is like your cool parent. They will make sure you are in the best class and are well looked after. They demonstrate the really care about their students. I really learned to overlook the small things in life and appreciate my privileges. Sometimes there is no air conditioning or I have to bike to class in the rain, but I had the time of my life. Maastricht feels like home. Nothing compares to stepping off train at night in Maastricht station. The city is so international, people from foreign countries don't feel like outsiders; Everyone is welcome in Maastricht. Study abroad is a time for learning others experiences and maturing as a person. I was able to meet people from all over the world. It is a time I will never forget

How can this program be improved?
More integration with European students would be greatly appreciated
Yes, I recommend this program
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Garrett
9/10

I have nearly completed the first half of my time studying in Maastricht. I am enjoying my time here so much, that I have extended my stay for another semester. The classroom setting and learning style is something I could not experience in the US, and it fits my learning style much more than classes back home. Maastricht is a wonderful, cozy city that is easy to feel comfortable in and the schools staff is too notch. They truely make you feel like you matter and they are determined to help give you the best study abroad experience possible. This program excels in connecting students studying psychology with opportunities to learn and experience that they might not have back at their home university. I highly recommend you choose to study in Maastricht!

How can this program be improved?
Nothing! It's fantastic program with an outstanding staff to compliment it. :)
Yes, I recommend this program
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Isla
10/10

Thankful for the adventures and experiences I’ve had, immersing myself into a one of a kind system - Problem Based Learning. I am lucky to have worked hard independently and together with members of different cultures. My experience at the business school has been so rewarding and I have learnt so much.

The CES staff are a diverse group of motivating, experienced mentors who have worked hard to make my time abroad the best experience possible. They organized two amazing trips to Paris and Berlin which are among my favourite memories from my time abroad.

Maastricht has become one of my favourite cities and I cannot wait to come back. Perhaps when I am ready to complete my graduate studies, I will return and call Maastricht home again!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Haley
9/10

Last summer, I studied in Maastricht for six weeks through the Center for European studies. It was such an amazing six weeks filled with great experiences and adventures with new friends that I honestly will never forget. Apart from Maastricht itself being an amazing place to study in for the summer, the people I met and courses I took contributed to the unforgettable experience I had while studying here.

The CES staff were very helpful throughout my time in Maastricht, they constantly were willing to provide support for students and made it apparent that they were available to assist no matter how small the question. It was great to know that the staff was so supportive and readily available to assist students with their needs!

One of my favorite things about studying abroad were the courses, especially the way in which they were taught. I loved how the class sizes were much smaller and focused on problem-based learning rather than how they are in America, which focuses on lecturing at students. The two summer courses I took transferred back to my home university without any problems, which is always a plus!

Another great thing about Maastricht is that traveling is incredibly easy because the city is centrally located. Within an hour by train, you can be in Germany or Belgium! There are multiple easy to get to airports if you are also looking to travel a little bit farther away. Throughout my six weeks, I definitely took advantage of Maastricht’s central location and traveled all throughout Europe.

Yes, I recommend this program

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