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  • Locations: Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Summer, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/26/2020 06/05/2021
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/14/2020 12/19/2020
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 04/01/2020 06/26/2020 08/07/2020
Winter-Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/15/2021 06/05/2021

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Program Description:
 


Program OverviewMaastricht

Study at one of the most international universities in the world, and enroll in a program that combines strong academics with integrated field trips and unique hands-on experiences that complement your coursework.

Live in a picture-perfect European town situated on the border of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, with a medieval city center and vibrant local culture

During the semester, enjoy included field trips and extracurricular activities, like the 4-day European Study trip to Berlin, the “Get to know the Netherlands” cultural weekend, and the "A Taste of Paris" cultural weekend

During the summer, experience Europe both inside and outside the classroom, with the option to earn credit in either a traditional classroom setting and/or a study tour that combines lectures, assignments, and travel to key locations within Europe

Program Focus

The Maastricht program is ideal for students interested in earning credit toward their degree while engaging in hands-on, student-led learning in an international setting. Regardless of the term you choose, your coursework will be supplemented with experiences such as field trips, museum visits, and seminars on locations. Since the majority of Dutch citizens are fluent in English (and extremely welcoming!), connecting with locals couldn’t be easier.

One of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, Maastricht boasts picturesque architecture, medieval city walls, cobblestone alleys and streets, seventeenth-century facades, and a Roman bridge. Maastricht is conveniently located in the heart of Europe, with major capitals such as Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and London only a short train ride away. However, once you arrive in Maastricht, you may not want to leave—with a historic city centre; countless numbers of inviting sidewalk cafés, pubs, and restaurants; sports facilities; shops; and numerous film, music, and theatre venues, Maastricht has everything a student could wish for!

FACT SHEET
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Program Provider USAC: University Studies Abroad Consortium
Program Dates Current USAC Calendar

Note:
Fall Semester with USAC = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with USAC = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU*
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Art (History)
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film
  • History
  • Information Management 
  • Marketing
  • Philosophy 
  • Politics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Communication Studies
  • Culture
  • European Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Literature
  • Women's Studies
  • Sociology
  • Most Majors
Credits Students enroll in 12 to 16 semester credits (18 to 24) quarter credits per semester
Capstone Option Reporting Live capstone option available for year-long and Fall semester students
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Dutch
Housing Apartment
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior (Sophomores with excellent academic qualifications may be considered)
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 3.0
Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required.
Program Fee Click here to view the USAC Program Fee
Program Fee Includes: 
  • Tuition and fees
  • Housing
  • Personalized pre-departure advising
  • Visa guidance
  • Parental support and advisement
  • Airport pick up/drop off from select airports
  • Scholarship advising and assistance
  • Transcript assistance
  • Student health insurance
  • Maastricht University mandatory orientation
  • European Study Trip–Berlin
  • Get to Know the Netherlands’ Cultural Weekend
  • A Taste of Paris’ Cultural Weekend
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 
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