The Center for European Studies (CES) at Maastricht University prides itself on providing the best possible European study abroad experiences inside and outside the classroom. For more than 25 years CES has been organising comprehensive, English language study abroad programmes for international students. CES welcomes approximately 600 students a year.
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Because we care
We believe that the key to a successful study abroad experience is to provide comprehensive and individual guidance and allow students the flexibility and freedom to build their own curriculum. We are a small, international team of dedicated staff who offer assistance with everything from academic advising to immersion into Dutch student life. We operate on a personal attention policy, supporting students before, during and even after the programme has finished. With CES, you are never just a number.
Unique hands-on experiences
Inspiring study abroad programmes should not only offer first-rate academics but also include unique hands-on experiences. That is why almost all CES programmes incorporate either multiple-day study tours, field trips, company visits or a combination. Imagine visiting the European Central Bank in Frankfurt to discuss the crisis in Greece or talk to one of the curators of the Dutch National Museum in Amsterdam about the restoration of one of Rembrandt’s paintings.
We also create university specific programmes which are developed in close cooperation with our global partners and range from a month-long programme on Positive Psychology to a six-week summer programme about European integration. CES also designs inspiring and intensive orientation programmes that prepare students for their academic studies in the Netherlands.