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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/01/2020
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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.

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Program Description:
BSBA Maastricht Semester Abroad
Maastricht University
PROGRAM OVERVIEW Maastricht
ACADEMICS
LOCATION
STUDENT LIFE
OTHER INFORMATION
 
    PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  Students participating in the semester program administered by the Center for European Studies (CES) will study at Maastricht University, one of the highest ranking universities in the Netherlands. All courses are in English and are designed to give students an understanding of the international business practices in Europe and the economic policies of the European Union. The Business and Economics in Europe program begins with a four day European Study Trip to Berlin, which provides a vivid European context for the central program theme. The program also offers a ‘Get to Know the Netherlands’ cultural weekend, as well as a two day study trip to places such as Paris.  
Eligibility: Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA. Sophomores may be considered for this program. This program is open to BSBA students and second majors in the Business School. 

Program Dates:
Term Dates
Fall Mid August - Late December
Spring Late-January - Early June*
*The institution has noted that some exams will be done before June 1, but students should discuss this with their CES program coordinator as soon as possible during the course advising process to explore early-exit class options. Course options ending before June 1 may be limited.
 
    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 CES 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: Most CES students stay in the International Student Guesthouse of Maastricht University. The Guesthouse is home to international students from all over the world and it is a great place to meet people and make friends. The Guesthouse is located within easy walking distance of downtown Maastricht and offers furnished 1 or 2 person rooms, with either a private or communal kitchen. All rooms come with shared bathroom facilities. Housing costs include bed linens, high-speed internet, laundry facilities, and tennis and basketball courts. Visit the housing website for more information: 
Student Life: The University provides students with countless opportunities to get involved with clubs on campus, ranging from academic to service to sports clubs. An activities fair is held every semester to show international students what is available for them. The complete list of associations can be found online. 

On-Site Support: CES 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, whether that is selecting the right courses, getting to an airport for your flight to Barcelona, finding a volunteer opportunity, meeting Dutch students, buying a bike or more. The CES staff also plan social and cultural events to bring students, faculty, staff together. More information is online.
 

    OTHER INFORMATION
  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs 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. Scroll to the top and select the appropriate term under "Budget Sheets" to view estimated program expenses. Coming soon...

Orientation: All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure (INTL 300A, 0.5 credit) and post-departure (INTL 300B, 0.5 credit online while abroad) coursework. A non-credit pre-departure orientation will be required for all students on fall programs. Maastricht University also offers extensive orientation resources once students arrive, including academic guidance and scheduling, cultural activities to get accustomed to Maastricht, activities to facilitate integration into Dutch student life, among many others. 
 
Visas & Immigration: 
In the past, The Netherlands has not required U.S. citizens to apply for a visa prior to entering this program. 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.  All non-EU students however always require a residence permit for stays of longer than 90 days. CES assists and guides students through the process and the permit is received after the student has already arrived in the Netherlands. More information is available online.

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.