Otterbein students majoring in business or economics are invited to apply to attend Maastricht University in the Netherlands for a semester or academic year. This award-winning university is well known throughout Europe and the world for its Problem Based Learning (PBL) curriculum. Classes are taught in English. Maastricht students also attend Otterbein as part of the bilateral exchange between the two schools.
Interested students should speak with Dr. Allen Prindle, Department of Business, Accounting and Economics, who serves as the academic coordinator of the program.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: In Maastricht you study challenging issues in small groups while living in one of the friendliest and most beautiful student cities in Europe.
Located in one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the Netherlands, Maastricht is the crossroads of different cultures and is the heart of Europe. The city is known for the Maastricht Treaty, which marked the establishment of the European Union. And at UM, you encounter the spirit of Europe and recognize the strength in people from a variety of backgrounds joining forces to generate ideas and solve social problems.
The educational programs at UM use Problem-Based Learning, which focuses on small groups and informal contacts between students and the academic staff. The combination of this teaching method and an international student population means that you have plenty of opportunities to acquire knowledge and experience from a range of perspectives. All this offers you an international environment in which you study, live and build friendships with other students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.
ELIGIBILITY: Junior or senior status
EXCURSIONS: Your free time doesn’t have to be spent only in Maastricht. There are countless opportunities for enjoying yourself outside the city, as Maastricht is situated at an international crossroads. Cities such as Brussels, Liège, Aachen, Cologne and Düsseldorf are just a short distance away and you have easy access to Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris or London.
HOUSING AND MEALS: Campus housing is available on a first come first serve basis. Many international students choose to live in the Guesthouse located in the city. Meals are independent and groceries are available in the city center and also by the Guesthouse.
SERVICES: There are libraries located throughout the city for the convenience of students. Students have access to athletic facilities and the student services of Maastricht University.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Must obtain a residency permit. No visa is required for participation.
you must complete your profile online and submit a personal statement and one letter of recommendation from an Otterbein faculty member to Dr. Allen Prindle, Roush Hall 412. If you are selected for this program, then further instructions to complete the application will follow. Contact Dr. Allen Prindle at 823-1481 or AMPrindle@otterbein.edu with any questions.
Students must be nominated by Otterbein University before applying to Maastricht University School of Business and Economics.
Once you are nominated, you will receive information on how to apply to Maastricht, housing applications, select courses, etc.
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