Application Deadline Extended!
The Fall 2016 Luxembourg program application deadline has been extended! Applications are now due by Sunday, May 1! If you need an advising appt, we have walk-ins Mondays 11-4, Thursdays 11-3, and Fridays 10-12 in 214 MacMillan Hall!
March 22, 2016
Global Initiatives is deeply saddened by the violent acts of terrorism that occurred this morning in Brussels at Zavantem Airport and Maelbeek. Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences go out to everyone affected by the events in Belgium.
At this time, Belgium has raised its threat rating to Level 4. In light of these events, and with spring break travel in progress or quickly approaching, we want to share with the Miami community some safety recommendations and advice for independent travel; your health, safety, and security are our highest priorities. At this time, we recommend Miami students do not travel through or to Brussels until further notice. We strongly advise all travelers to follow all advisories from the U.S. Department of State and local governments for any travel location.
We also encourage travelers to continue to use caution while traveling. Below are some safety reminders:
- Provide independent travel contact information and itineraries to the MUDEC staff.
- Share this announcement and travel information with your parents and families, and develop a communication plan for while you are traveling to keep your loved ones updated as needed.
- Maintain a high level awareness of your surroundings, particularly in tourist locations, restaurants and bars, concert and sports venues, public transportation, and government facilities.
- Keep your cell phones with you and charged at all times.
- Be prepared for additional security and unexpected travel delays.
- Register each international location you will travel in through the US Department of State STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program) system: https://step.state.gov/step/.
- Monitor local news.
- Avoid demonstrations.
- Report suspicious behavior or packages.
- If you have questions or concerns, please address them to your faculty program leaders, program providers, or program coordinators as appropriate.
Please be aware that Miami University contracts with International SOS to provide travel services to students, faculty, and staff. International SOS can provide assistance with travel preparation, including providing safety information about specific locations. To learn more about International SOS and the services they provide, please reference our website: https://blogs.miamioh.edu/mugap/isos/.
Miami University continues to monitor all locations where students are traveling with our programs. We monitor using multiple sources, including the US Department of State, similar departments in non-US locations, security consultants (such as International SOS, Drum Cassic, and Aon Risk Solutions), our insurance providers, and others. In addition, we have many other protocols and plans in place to cover emergency situations. We will continue to remain responsive as new information becomes available.
To learn more about the Global Assistance Program at Miami University and the support available to you, please visit: https://blogs.miamioh.edu/mugap/.
Join the Miami tradition! Find out why these students studied abroad at MUDEC.
Fall Application Deadline is April 1st!
Study Tour Edition!
If you haven't started following us on Instagram, now is the time to start (MUDEC_Luxembourg)! For the next five days, MUDEC students will be taking over our Instagram account to show us what it's like to be on a study tour! Here's the schedule:
Sat. Feb. 6 - Jimmy Dudley in The Netherlands (ARC 188)
Sun. Feb. 7 - Finley Quible in Belgium & the Netherlands (HST 333)
Mon. Feb. 8 - Kailee Colter in Utrecht (GEO/WGS 436)
Tues. Feb. 9 - Laura Bruns in Germany & Austria (EDT 255)
Wed. Feb. 10 - Rae Root in Fussen & Munich (ART 188)
Spots still available for Summer 2016!
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full.
Meet the Summer 2016 professors below!
Dr. Etter-Lewis is a professor of English, Black World Studies, and Women's Studies. This summer she will be teaching ENG 251/252/BWS 360 - Europe in Literature Written by African Writers: Between Two Worlds - Europe in the African Imagination. This couse includes a study tour to London. Find out more about Dr. Etter-Lewis's teaching, research, and publications here.
Dr. Massie is a professor of Philosophy and this summer he will be teaching PHL103 - Society and the Individual. This course includes a study tour to France. Find out more about Dr. Massie and his recent publications here.
Dr. Bechtel is a professor of English and the Director of Professional Writing. This summer she will be teaching ENG/IMS 416 - Writing for Global Audiences Engaging with Europe. Find out more about Dr. Bechtel's teaching, research, and publications here.
Meet our MUDEC Fall 2015 Bloggers
Sam Becker and Natalie Wink!
Follow Sam & Natalie during their 4 month stay in Luxembourg! They'll be studying, traveling, and having lots of adventures, so don't miss their posts!
Happy Waffle Day!
August 24 is National Waffle Day and to celebrate, we'll be in front of MacMillan Hall giving out waffle cookies! Please come and see us!
All photos on this poster were taken by Luxembourg students in Belgium!
Parents Webinar Info Session
For the Fall 2015 program
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend last night's Parents Webinar! We hope that we were able to clear up a lot of your remaining questions and that you're getting excited about your students' upcoming international experience!
If you were unable to attend, we have uploaded the PowerPoint to your student's Niihka site, so please ask them to send that to you if you would like to see it. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may still have: email@example.com or 513-529-8600.
Goodbye, Katie! We'll miss you!
It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to Katie Grady, our Student Activities Coordinator of the past two years. Katie always went above and beyond for the MUDEC students and was always someone they could rely on and confide in. Katie's kind and caring nature and her enthusiasm for MUDEC, Luxembourg, and the student experience have value beyond words or measure. She will be missed by everyone in Luxembourg and by us here in Oxford. Here is her final note in the Monday Newsletter:
"As my two years as Student Activities Coordinator sadly comes to an end, I feel so incredibly lucky for the opportunity to be able to give back to the program that shaped my own college experience seven years ago. I am also overwhelmed with gratitude towards all of the gracious people that have helped me feel at home in Luxembourg and in my position, towards all of the students who have let me share in their MUDEC semester, and towards all of the members of the MUDEC community for two years of incredible fun.
I say addi (goodbye) but also bis geschwenn (see you soon). Merci fir alles (thank you for everything). It has been such a pleasure."
Welcome back Spring 2015 MUDECers! We hope you had an amazing intercultural experience! It's time to catch up with friends and family and all things USA (Chipotle anyone?!), but we hope that next semester, you'll join the Lux Club, apply to be a student ambassador, or just come and say hi! Also, remember to give yourself some time to reflect on your experience: highs and lows, cultural similarities and differences, and how you can incorporate your new perspective of the world into your daily lives.
We're glad you're back!
Luxembourg Info Session!
Monday, March 16, 2015
4-5pm - 114 MacMillan
Are you new to Miami and want to explore our study abroad options? Did you choose Miami because of our Luxembourg campus? Do you have specific questions about the program? Then come to our Lux 101 session!
The info session will be held on Monday, March 16, 4-5pm in 114 MacMillan Hall. The Luxembourg Advisor and Coordinator, as well as student alumni will be present to talk about life in Lux and to answer all of your questions!
Awarded by the Fund for Education Abroad
Applications due by January 16, 2015
If you are interested in using scholarships to help fund your experience abroad during Summer 2015, Fall 2015, or Spring 2016, consider applying for an FEA Scholarship! You can find a full list of eligibility requirements on their website, but it is important to note that you do not have to be accepted into a study abroad program yet, you just have to have applied to one. This is especially important for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 applicants who will not receive their admissions decision until the first week of March 2015.
FEA also offers a scholarship for LGBTQI students who are interested in studying abroad.
If you have any questions about apply for these scholarships, please contact our Scholarship Advisor Karla Guinigundo at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Luxembourg Advisor Gina Asalon at email@example.com.
We have a blog!
Student Ambassador Emily Hagen (MUDEC Spring 2014) has created a blog for Miami students and alumni at any stage in their MUDEC experience! Prospective students, students who are about to depart for Lux, and alumni who have returned from Lux can all use this blog to find out about or stay connected to the Lux experience!
Studying abroad at Miami University provides students with an unparalleled academic experience during their undergraduate careers. International study allows students to enrich their communication skills, enhance their resume, and compete in today’s globalized economy.
The Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities. Students may participate in semester, year-long, or summer programs.
Studying at MUDEC provides students with an outstanding education while being immersed in the rich diversity of cultures that characterize modern European life. Due to Luxembourg's central location, it is convenient for students to explore much of Europe. All students live in a European homestay arrangement, ensuring that they experience the local culture firsthand.
We welcome you to visit the Luxembourg Office in 214 MacMillan Hall to learn more about the program and to discuss your options with one of our program advisers.