Living with a Host Family

Three boys talk with their host family

The homestay experience promotes immersion and cultural exchange and students have the opportunity to room with friends on request. Host families are vetted by Miami and have usually hosted students many times in the past. Many homestays are located near the Château in Differdange and in surrounding areas, while some will be in Luxembourg City or somewhere in between. Public transportation will be utilized daily to travel to and from MUDEC, unless the student lives within walking distance. All students will be provided with an unlimited bus and train pass that covers the country of Luxembourg. Living with host families is what makes the MUDEC experience a truly unique, and immersive, one. It provides the student comfort and support from a local family, while still allowing independence to study and travel as needed.

Moreover we also have what we like to call "independent" host families, which means that students will be living with them and benefit from the services they provide, but without the cultural exchange and interaction. Simply put, MUDEC offers a way array of accommodations to suit the individual needs of each student and to provide them with a comfortable living environment.

Living in Apartments or Shared Housing

For students that prefer a more independent living experience, MUDEC has recently developed apartment options and shared living spaces near the Château to cater a different accommodation experience, if desired.

Housing and Meals

A dining hall in MUDEC

Program fees include a meal plan, which provides lunches weekly, Monday through Friday, prepared by our chef, Mr. Stephane Romanazzi at the MUDEC Château. The Dolibois Center can accommodate vegetarian and vegan preferences and food allergies. Students also have a continental breakfast provided by their host family Monday through Thursday. Dinners are not included in the meal plan, but students have options: they can cook in the student kitchen, enjoy leftovers from lunch, or eat at nearby restaurants.

Student Faculty Council

Students and faculties took pictures with smile

One of the best ways to get involved within the MUDEC and Luxembourg Communities is to be a part of the Student Faculty Council (SFC). The SFC is a student-run group of engaging leaders who plan, execute, and communicate events and activities across the semester within MUDEC and our surrounding international community.

Service Learning

A student prepares fruits for kids

All MUDEC students enroll in LUX335, the European Experience credit. Its purpose is to assess students’ ability to engage significantly in the community that welcomes them for a few months. It is based on out-of-classroom learning, which provides students the opportunity to reflect on their time abroad and their place in the community. Students have the option to complete this requirement through service learning in local nonprofits, schools, and organizations. Students also can attend lectures, concerts and other cultural events, and volunteer for various activities at MUDEC in order to complete this requirement.


A student video shoot an event holding his camera

A fantastic way to Engage during or after your semester at MUDEC is by going “beyond the Château walls” in order to pursue an internship in a local organization or company. Several organizations have opportunities for students to work anywhere from half days to 2 days per week for credit during the semester and sometimes customized internships can be created based on students’ areas of interest if communicated to MUDEC ahead of time.

The Summer Internship Program is a professional and academic program taking place between mid-May and the end of July. Students apply for internships through MUDEC’s Community Partners. For spring semester students, once the student accepts the offer, he/she is also free to discuss the possibility of starting the internship (part-time) through an Independent Study during the spring semester, potentially providing the student with over six continuous months of experience in a professional setting. 

Learn more about MUDEC internship opportunities.