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- Maastricht University: Center for European Studies, Semester Programmes
Maastricht University: Center for European Studies, Semester Programmes
The Center for European Studies (CES) at Maastricht University prides itself on providing the best european study abroad experiences inside & outside the classroom. For more than 30 year CES has been organising comprehensive, English language ... read more
I learned how to navigate trains, but most importantly I developed patience. I learned to go with the flow and to navigate situations in which things didn't always go right. Sisay Shannon-Tamrat - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The experience was incredible and 100% worthwhile. In retrospect, I credit the program for further developing my independence. J Murphy - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
I learned how to organized myself better and keep track of expenses and I learned about about many different cultures Sarah Hulit - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learnt about European academic rigor while being able to immerse in the culture Shikha C - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about what I was capable of both academically and personally. I became a lot more responsible and worldly about my surroundings and the cultures of others, as well as those of the countries I visited. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Even though the title might seem forceful, I use it because it represented a saying a group of friends in my study abroad used. For us, it meant that we would try Dutch food or any Dutch traditions so as to immerse ourselves in the culture. Maastricht was the perfect size for me, it was big enough that everything was close for ... Lesly Z - Mount Holyoke College View Entire Review
This experience was entirely worthwhile and it didn't hurt that the backdrop to it all was gorgeous Maastricht. I learned to be more independent and to really find happiness doing the things I wanted and felt I needed to do, even though they ended up being completely different from what I had imagined my study abroad experience ... Marta K - Tufts University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Europe; I had the opportunity to travel between classes and on most weekends and ended up visiting a total of seventeen cities across nine countries. Even locally, there were many students from different European countries that made the whole experience diverse and interesting. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to problem-solve on the go during my travels, and how to live outside of my comfort zone. My study abroad experience was definitely worthwhile. Erin Zamora - University of Denver View Entire Review
I gained friendships that will last forever, and I have become much more confident in myself and much more independent. Isabella S - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned to always be flexible and open-minded A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned the intricacies of travel, and I learned to value local over tourism culture. I also learned quite a bit about budgeting in a slightly pricey European city. It was absolutely worthwhile and I recommend that everybody participates in a semester abroad if it's feasible for them. Chrissy B - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained a new perspective of the world and learned a lot about travelling independently and accepting other peoples' cultures. Daniel R - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The Center for European Studies (CES) at Maastricht University prides itself on providing the best european study abroad experiences inside & outside the classroom. For more than 30 year CES has been organising comprehensive, English language study abroad programmes for international students.
Semester Programmes Includes:
Business & Economics in Europe: The Business & Economics in Europe programme is designed to give students a greater understanding of the international business practices in Europe and the economic policies of the European Union. What better place to study business and economics than in Maastricht, the Netherlands? Maastricht gained international fame as the birthplace of the Euro, and is located between the major economic centres of Brussels, London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, making it the ideal place for educating and training the global business leaders and economists of tomorrow.
History, Culture & Arts in Europe: Founded by the Romans, controlled by the Spaniards, besieged by the French, and occupied by the Germans, picturesque city of Maastricht personifies how European history has served as a prologue to the present. At the crossroads of three borders and cultures, it is the perfect setting for students to investigate Europe's past, present and future by exploring artistic movements and social history, as well as philosophical and cultural ideas, from a European perspective.
Politics, Law & International Relations In Europe: Human rights, democracy and the rule of law are at the core values of the European Union (EU). Yet in light of challenges such as migration and societal integration, Brexit and the rise of Euro-scepticism, the future of the EU is far from certain. In a world of converging cultures and different political and legal systems, Politics, Law and International Relations in Europe students explore how policy-makers negotiate between member states with a range of different nationalities, languages and agendas.
Psychology & Neuroscience in Europe: Maastricht, the Netherlands, forms a unique environment for studying psychology and neuroscience. Maastricht University specialises in cognitive and biological psychology and its unique research infrastructure enables groundbreaking study of the brain and behavior. It is home to a European Centre of Excellence that combines state-of-the art technology (three MRI scanners of 9.4, 7 and 3 Tesla) with clinical know-how, access to patients and expert post-acquisition processing of data. During this programme, students can compare the scientific scientific research methods of the Netherlands to those of your home country. They also follow courses and seminars taught by leading experts and gain insight into the latest topics in psychology and research, in a European setting.
Public Health & Medicine in Europe: Europeans enjoy some of the highest quality and most affordable health care in the world. However, European health systems are under pressure due to an ageing population, innovations and a demand for more citizen-centred services. During this programme, students gain a greater understanding of public health policies and medical achievements and practise in Europe. They examine the different attitudes to health in various European countries and compare their health care systems with the market driven system of the United States. Students can also deepen their knowledge of genetics, immunology or biology, gain insight into contemporary European health issues, discuss medical case studies and develop practical medical skills.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Art History, Criticism and Conservation
- Neurobiology, Neurosciences
- Political Science and Government
- Public Health