Study abroad in one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands. Surrounded by low green hills, this historical city is filled with film, music, and theater venues. Study tours are available through Eastern and Central Europe. Students' studies will focus on Europe through art, economics, and history.
Founded in 1976, Maastricht University (MU) was recently ranked the 6th best 'young' university in the world (2015 Times Higher Education) Maastricht University has a decentralized, urban campus that is integrated into the city itself. Courses are held in a variety of historical buildings in the oldest part of the city.
The Maastricht University Center for European Studies incorporates hands-on experiences into its course offerings, facilitating even more travel within and around the local area—be prepared to discuss sustainable business challenges with local entrepreneurs, attend a lecture on Dutch artwork in a local museum.
- Live in a picture-perfect European town situated on the border of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, with a medieval city centre and vibrant local culture
- During the semester, enjoy included field trips and extracurricular activities, like the 4-day European Study trip to Berlin, the “Get to know the Netherlands” cultural weekend, and the "A Taste of Paris" cultural weekend
- During the summer, experience Europe both inside and outside the classroom, with the option to earn credit in either a traditional classroom setting and/or a study tour that combines lectures, assignments, and travel to key locations within Europe
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USAC Scholarships and Financial Aid
USAC awards over $2 million in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses.