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 nearby towns. Public transportation in Luxembourg is free to all users and it will be utilized daily to travel to and from MUDEC, unless the student lives within walking distance. 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. Student needs and preferences will be considered in the process to determine the best fit for accommodation.

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

A limited number of independent-living options are available. Student needs and preferences will be considered during the placement process.

Housing and Meals

A dining hall in MUDEC

Program fees include a meal plan, which provides continental breakfasts supplied by host families and lunches on class days by our French chef, Mr. Stephane Romanazzi. The Dolibois Center can accommodate vegetarian and vegan preferences as well as food allergies. Please make dietary restrictions known in advance and communicate with the center, although it will be the responsibility of students to practice mindful nutritional choices while abroad. 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

In some cases, students can participate in service learning opportunities while living in Luxembourg. This may take place in local schools, nonprofits, or at other organizations. Students are also welcome to attend lectures, concerts and many cultural events, as part of their LUX 101 course requirements. Volunteerism and participating in these various activities allow for a deeper level of learning and engagement in the local community.


A student video shoot an event holding his camera

Semester Internships

A fantastic way to Engage during your semester at MUDEC is by pursuing an internship at a local organization or company. Several organizations have opportunities for students to work up to 9 (unpaid) hours per week for credit during the semester. Sometimes customized internships can be created based on students’ areas of interest if communicated to MUDEC ahead of time.

Summer Internships

The Summer Internship Program is a professional and academic program taking place between mid-May and mid-July. Students apply for internships directly through MUDEC with available listings. These unpaid internships are arranged by the center and provide students with a zero-credit opportunity to build a resume and gain global experience. The majority of internships require a 32-hour commitment each week, some extend “Beyond the Chateau Walls” while some remain “Inside the Chateau Walls.”

Learn more about MUDEC internship opportunities.