Maastricht, Netherlands

Study Tours and Field Trips for Maastricht, Netherlands

Most courses offered during summer or semester will include field trips to relevant locations within and around Maastricht to complement your classroom instruction. More details will be available once you have selected your courses.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in additional study tours and field trips, with options differing between the summer and semester programs.


During block one of the six-week session, you have the option to enroll in a Study Tour for credit (4 ECTS/2 US credits). Additional fees apply; exact tour locations subject to change.

Both trips offer the opportunity to attend lectures, visit significant organizations and European institutions, and go on exciting cultural excursions—either trip is a unique way to start your summer in Europe.

Central and Eastern Europe Study Tour

The Central and Eastern Europe Study Tour offers students a unique chance to learn more about the historical and current processes leading to economic, political, and social reforms in Central and Eastern Europe. This region is rich with a diverse set of ethnic cultures, economic developments, and political experiments from before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Throughout the tour, you’ll explore the conditions that have led to the current economic growth in Central and Eastern European countries and gain insight into emerging business opportunities and legal, economic, political, and social changes that are currently underway.

  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Slovakia


Students must have completed coursework in either Introductory Microeconomics and/or Macroeconomics.

Western Europe Study Tour

The Western Europe Study Tour offers students a unique opportunity to explore Western Europe from the inside out, with a focus on doing business in the EU in light of fast changing political and economic conditions. You will get a first-hand look behind the scenes with site visits and organized lectures from policy makers, consultancy agencies, and European business leaders. The Western Europe Study Tour takes you to the most important institutions of the EU, key European businesses, and powerful financial organizations in major cities within several Western European nations.

  • Belgium
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Luxembourg
  • The Netherlands


Economics & Business students:

  • Introductory Microeconomics and/or Macroeconomics

Political Science & IR students:

  • Introduction to Political Science or International Relations

Advanced course work in political science, history, or economics may be substituted with permission of CES.


European Study Trip–Berlin

This 4-day trip to Berlin takes place during orientation, and provides a fascinating introduction to Europe past and present.

‘If It Ain’t Dutch It Ain’t Much’ Get to Know the Netherlands Cultural Weekend

This two-day trip allows you to experience multiple aspects of Dutch culture in a single weekend and prepares you to fully immerse during your semester in Maastricht.

'A Taste of Paris' Cultural Weekend

Paris is a major European centre of science, commerce, finance and the arts, and a UNESCO world heritage site. Students will explore the City of Light, experience the rich architectural and artistic beauty and indulge in the history and culture of this enchanting European capital.