Where in the World is Miami Wednesday: Maastricht

By Megan Schulte, Global Initiatives Communications Specialist 


Program Name: FSB Maastricht 

Topic of Studies: Management and leadership classes at Maastricht University's School of Business and Economics 


Why you chose the program you did

The Maastricht program worked out really well with my other involvements on campus and is also tailored to the HCM&L major, which meant that studying abroad for an entire semester would still keep me on track with major classes. In addition, the Netherlands’ location makes travel a breeze.

A miami student stands in front of a European buildingCoolest place/thing that you've done so far

I flew to Geneva, Switzerland with a few friends and had the chance to swim in Lake Geneva, get panoramic views of the city from St. Peter’s Cathedral, and cross into France to climb Mont Salève and see the city laid out below.

Favorite part about the program 

Maastricht’s status as a college town makes it a great city to study in. Most of the students are international, and I’ve had the chance to make friends from all over the world. In addition, classes are scheduled to give you plenty of time to travel on the weekends, and being 15 minutes from Belgium and 30 minutes from Germany has made for some very easy day trips.

What advice do you wish you had gotten before studying abroad?

 Be prepared for a TON of cardio. The Dutch bike everywhere!

Three miami students stand on a bridgeHow has study abroad affected/changed you so far?

This semester abroad is my first experience ever leaving the U.S., and I have become so much more comfortable traveling and getting out of my comfort zone. I’ve learned that getting lost is not the end of the world and oftentimes it creates lots of laughs and even better memories.

Catch us next week as we continue to travel around the world to feature the amazing opportunities that Miami students are taking!


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