Muhlenberg's fall semester in Maastricht is especially designed for students majoring in accounting, business, economics or international studies, but is open to all students meeting programme prerequisites. The programme includes a five-day study trip to Berlin as well as two additional day trips. Students take courses offered by Maastricht University, CES and the Muhlenberg resident director.
For more than 15 years, Muhlenberg College students have been coming to the beautiful and historic city of Maastricht for an exciting fall semester in the heart of Europe! The students are always accompanied by a Muhlenberg College Resident Director who teaches one of the mandatory classes and guides the students throughout their stay in Maastricht with practical and academic advice.
Muhlenberg's fall semester in Maastricht is especially designed for students majoring in accounting, business, economics or international studies, but is open to all students meeting Muhlenberg's programme prerequisites. Students studying Art History for example have also participated in the past, taking courses in Dutch Art History.
You can choose from courses offered by the Triple Crown accredited Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE), the Center for European Studies (CES) and the Muhlenberg Resident Director. All courses are selected for their international or European flavour. The programme offers business and economics related courses like Economics of European Integration and Business and Politics in Europe. There are also General Education (GenEd) courses which allow you to explore Europe from a different perspective such as Dutch Art History (which includes a visit to one of the great art museums in the Netherlands) and The Roaring Twenties, Nazi Terrors and the Cold War: European Experiences reflected in Literature (which takes you on a field trip to important WWII sites at the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium).
During your semester in Maastricht, you will have plenty of opportunities to get a taste of the rest of Europe. The adventure begins with a five-day trip to Berlin, which provides a vivid European context for this programme. Students will visit, for example, former concentration camp of Sachsenhausen, the Bundestag, and explore Berlin on a guided walking tour. The trip also includes programme-specific visits. In addition, the study trip helps you to get to know each other as well as students from other universities and colleges who also take part in the trip.
Dutch Day Trip: students will explore various historical and cultural highlights of the Netherlands, such as creating their very own masterpiece at the Delft Blue Museum.
Paris Cultural Weekend Trip: students will discover the grand boulevards and iconic architecture of the City of Light, and experience its rich history, artistic beauty and cuisine.
Throughout the fall semester, you will participate in two additional day trips with a business or cultural theme. In addition, CES aims at scheduling your classes in such a way that you will have plenty of opportunities to visit other European highlights like Barcelona, Rome and Prague.
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