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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

Brendan
9/10

A brilliant study and travel opportunity for humanities students, providing an important overview of the European Union from both the classroom and at significant locations such as the European Parliament and European Commission in Brussels. The program was also an unforgettable in experiencing student life in the Benelux region while making new friendships. I well and truly recommend this program to anyone seeking such an experience due to the significance of its content combined with the great social, cultural and travel dimensions of the three and a half weeks spent in Maastricht. I should also mention that the look of such a course on your CV is more than a nice bonus!

How can this program be improved?
Closer accommodation to the University however this is a minor point. Very little of note otherwise.
Yes, I recommend
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Emily
10/10

Everything about our Maastricht experience was wonderful. The food, the people, the support and the education. The sights, the tours and the atmosphere of Maastricht. I have the most incredible memories and I have made lifelong friends. The academic experiences have pushed me outside my comfort zone and will be something I always remember. My career goals have changed and I cannot thank those involved enough for my new lease on life.

How can this program be improved?
I don't know that it can. It was the most incredible experience I've ever had.
Yes, I recommend
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Giulia
10/10

Every aspect of my time in Maastricht completely exceeded my expectations! The course was fascinating, and presented in a very novel way - as students we had a lot of autonomy in our studies, and we're able to focus on the areas that most interested us for the assignments. I always felt so supported, both by the academic staff, and also the CES program coordinators. Our time there was packed full of interesting activities and cultural excursions. I treasure the friendships that I made during my time in Maastricht, and loved the city so much I'm already planning on going back! I would highly recommend this program!

Yes, I recommend
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Corbin
10/10

Maastricht is the best place to study. It is not a huge city but a great college town where you will never run out of things to do. The CES staff here will end up becoming your family. They want the best for you and will go above and beyond to make sure you feel like home. The academics are so unique because it is a different learning style so you meet lots of other international students but also have class in small groups and you discuss the whole time. The housing is amazing as well, you feel so safe here and everything is taken care of for you so there is no worrying about finding a place to stay! Overall Maastricht is the best university in my eyes and it has changed my life for the better.

How can this program be improved?
No improvements
Yes, I recommend
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Madeline
10/10

I studied at Maastricht University in January 2018 as part of my International Studies degree. What an experience. From the moment I stepped out of the train station in Maastricht, I knew that this was going to be one amazing journey. The culturally-rich city has so many hidden little treasures around every corner, and no matter how many times I walked into the main square, I was constantly in awe by its beauty. It is truly a fairy town.

The program itself started off perfectly. I reached the student housing with a friend that I had met in Paris who was as well doing the program, and we made our way to our assigned rooms. I entered my room to meet my roommate and we connected instantly. She also just happened to live in the same area as me back in Melbourne!

The first few days included a visit to a welcome celebration at the university, winery, a city tour and some free time to get to know Maastricht. Classes begun after three days and they were only three days a week from 8:30 till 1:30. Although it was intensive in the work we did, there was a balance of study and leisure to explore, even country-hop in a day! The program also included weekend trips to Brussels and Amsterdam, which were full of exciting activities so there was never a dull moment. It gave us the change to bond as a group and share experiences together that we will all never forget.

This journey changed me as it made me become more aware of the world, appreciative of life and diligent in the work that I do. As someone who is studying International Studies, it has made me more passionate about my future and what I can do. I have grown as an individual and without this experience, I do not think it was possible for these changes to have occurred. Whilst this was done through the intensive aspect of the work, the people that I met on this program were just unbelievable, and without them this experience would not have been as amazing as it was. I have made friendships and memories with these people that I will hold very close to me and I thank them for the experiences that we had together. I would also like to mention the CES staff, thank you for your ongoing support!

Maastricht will always hold a special place in my heart and I long to go back to this beautiful city.

For future participants, I say just do it - you will not regret it one bit. It can be an overwhelming thing to study overseas, but it will be something that you can remember for a very long time. You will meet incredible people, you will be challenged, and you will grow as an individual. It is an opportunity that you cannot put a price on it. This program has by far been a highlight of my degree and I am already planning to do one very soon!

How can this program be improved?
This program was just unbelievable from the support to the academics side of it. There is not one thing that made have any negative feelings about it.
Yes, I recommend

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