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!
Parents Webinar Info Session
For the summer 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.
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!
Spots are still available for Spring 2016!
Meet our MUDEC Spring 2015 Bloggers
Katie Gliebe, Tre Clifton & Leah Kessler!
Follow Katie & Tre during their 4 month stay in Luxembourg! They'll be studying, traveling, and having lots of adventures, so don't miss their posts!
Scholarship Opportunity!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!
Apply now for Summer 2015, Fall 2015, and Spring 2016! Applications are available online.
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.