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BSBA Maastricht University Summer Program
Maastricht, Netherlands (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term
Year
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Liz Shabani
Program Description:
BSBA Maastricht University Summer Program
Maastricht University
PROGRAM OVERVIEW  
ACADEMICS
LOCATION
STUDENT LIFE
OTHER INFORMATION
 
    PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  Students participating in the Maastricht Summer School will study at Maastricht University, one of the highest ranking universities in the Netherlands. Maastricht University can easily call itself the most international university in the Netherlands, almost 45% of its students and more than 30% of the teaching staff comes from abroad. This creates an international atmosphere that's attractive to Dutch as well as international students and employees. The six-week Summer Programme in European Studies (SES) offers you a great European experience while earning credits towards your major.   
Eligibility: Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA. This program is open to BSBA students and second majors in the Business School as early as the summer between your first and second years at WashU. Non-Olin students decided on a case by case basis. 

Program Dates:
Term Dates
Summer Late June to Early August

 
    ACADEMICS
 
The Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE) has particular strength in offering international perspectives in economics and international business administration, while being one of only 1% of business schools worldwide to be triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA). All students are enrolled in the "Business and Economics in Europe" program. You will be assigned a CES coordinator who will guide you through the course advising process and can provide you with course manuals and advice on pass grades and workload CES coordinators will set up a skype session with you prior to arrival to explore options and register you for courses. You will also want to consult with your BSBA academic advisor throughout this process as well. 
 
Problem Based Learning
The focus lies on educational innovation. All Maastricht programs make use of Problem-Based Learning, with an emphasis on skills development – problem solving, group work, and self-directed learning – to prepare students optimally for the European and international knowledge society. This means that students should be self-starters with strong study habits and independently motivated. An example of a PBL course:
1. Read the assigned material before coming to class
2. Discuss the assignment in your tutorial group
3. Plan, in cooperation with the group and tutor, what you need to do and learn in order to arrive at a solution to the problem  
4. Work either independently or as a group to reach the solution
5. Present your findings in the following tutorial.
 
    LOCATION
  Maastricht, The Netherlands
Maastricht is located right on the border between the Netherlands,Germany, and Belgium and is one of the country’s oldest cities. The city offers excellent historic sites, sports facilities, film, music, theater, shopping, and outdoor activities on the beautiful hills around Maastricht. The city is centrally located, with Brussels, Cologne, and Dusseldorf only an hour away, and Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, and London just a little further.  

Maastricht University is home to 16,500 students with 500-600 incoming exchange students every year. It is an urban campus located in the downtown area of the city. 
 
    STUDENT LIFE
  Housing: Students staying at Maastricht University for the summer will stay in the International Student Guesthouse, located within walking distance of downtown and right behind the court of Justice. Rooms may be singles or doubles, and communal kitchens are fully equipped. Living rooms and bathrooms are shared among 10-20 people, and communal bike sheds are also available for use. 
Student Life: The University provides students with a social program that includes organized trips around the Netherlands. 

On-Site Support: Maastricht has a team of young-hearted, dedicated people ready to help, so you can focus on the things that really matter during your stay abroad.
 

    OTHER INFORMATION
  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad on a summer program for academic credit, you will be charged a program fee that includes a variety of items, including tuition and administration fees, health insurance, and possibly housing and meals. WU program fee does not cover any study abroad program costs that are not explicitly listed which may include for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party. Generally speaking, financial aid is not available for summer programs. Students in need of financial assistance should review the Global Programs Website section "Plan" for more information on scholarship opportunities. Scroll to the top and select the appropriate term under "Budget Sheets" to view estimated program expenses. Coming soon for Summer 2018.
 
Visas & Immigration: 
In the past, The Netherlands has not required U.S. citizens to apply for a visa prior to entering this program as the program is less than 90 days. However, a valid passport is required and immigration law is always changing; students must research the most current immigration requirements. If you are not a U.S. national, you may need a visa.  

Olin Global Programs: The Olin Global Programs website provides additional information on academic policies, health insurance abroad, contact information for peer global ambassadors, and other critical information. 
  Questions
Email the appropriate Global Programs Coordinator (listed at the top of the page), visit us during our on-call hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment. Program information subject to change. 

 



 
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