Baylor in Maastricht is one of the oldest and most popular study abroad programmes at Baylor. It is a 3-month study abroad programme in which students take classes offered by CES and a Baylor faculty member. Students receive a 3-month Eurail pass which is valid in over 20 European countries. Participants travel with other Baylor students, a graduate assistant, and a Baylor faculty member.
For over 20 years, Baylor University students have been coming to the Center for European Studies (CES) at Maastricht University (UM) for a semester of unforgettable study and travel. An ancient saying suggests that it is better to travel 10,000 miles than to read 10,000 books. The Baylor in Maastricht programme is designed to offer a unique combination of both these important aspects of a college education, giving Baylor students the opportunity to earn credits abroad and explore Europe at the same time.
As a group semester abroad programme, Baylor in Maastricht creates a unique community atmosphere. Participants travel with other Baylor students, a graduate assistant, and a Baylor faculty member. It's no wonder that this is one of the most popular study abroad programmes at Baylor.
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Students will be enrolled at Maastricht University, one of the best universities in the Netherlands. By choosing 2 Baylor courses and 2 CES courses, students will have the opportunity to study with the best Baylor professors as well as with highly acclaimed Dutch professors (all classes are taught in English). CES courses approach topics from a unique local point of view, such as 'Dutch Art History'. All credits transfer back as 'resident credit hours' so even seniors can apply.
Throughout the Baylor in Maastricht programme, students are encouraged to travel as much as possible. Starting with a group trip, Baylor students continue to explore Europe during their long weekends off and their month long individual travel period at the end of the programme. Students receive a 3-month Eurail free train pass which is valid in over 20 European countries. This allows students to visit major European cities such as Prague, Florence and Barcelona, attend exciting cultural events like Running of the Bulls in Pamplona or ski the Swiss Alps.
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