Fall 2021

Choose your courses!

Students register for all courses on a first come, first served basis, just as when registering normally at Miami. Classes have a 17-25 person cap, so it is recommended that students select second and third choices in the event that their first choices are full. Prior to registration, we will review the Luxembourg course requirements, offer some tips and tricks for the day of registration, and to answer any lingering questions. We also strongly advise students to talk to their Academic Advisor prior to scheduling.

All MUDEC students must register for a minimum of 15 credit hours.

Step 1: Luxembourg Core

Required Course

LUX 101: Intercultural Perspectives (3) IP

Study Tour Courses
Choose one of the following:

LUX 201: Self-Determination and Regionalism in Europe (3)

MUS 189L: Great Ideas in Western Music (3) IIA

EDT 284L: Writing for Educators (open to non-education majors) (3) Advanced Writing

RUS 254L/POL 254L: Introduction to Russian, East European, Eurasian Studies: Russia’s Europe (3) -  IIB

Step 2: Signature Cohorts in Luxembourg

Upper level, major-specific courses for students studying Architecture or Kinesiology. Other students move to step three.

Architecture

ARC 404L: Impressions of Europe (2)

ARC 401L: Architecture Studio (6)

ARC 417L: Architectural Materials (3)

Kinesiology

KNH 244: Functional Anatomy (3)

Step 3: Other Courses (All 3 Credits)

  • ART 188L: History of Western Art: Renaissance to the Present  IIA, IIB, H 
  • ARC 188L: Ideas in Architecture IIA, IIB, CAS-B
  • HST 271L: The Western Heritage: from Renaissance to the 20th Century
  • HST 270L: Germany, 1939-1945
  • POL 221L: Comparative Politics IIC, IIB, CAS-C
  • KNH 188L: Physical Activity & Health IIC
  • ENG 262L: Children’s Literature IIB
  • RUS 137L: Russian Folklore IIB, IP
  • MKT 291L: Introduction to Management and Leadership Farmer Core Course
  • MGT 291L: Principles of Marketing Farmer Core Course
  • ECO 344L: International Economic Relations Farmer Elective Course
  • POL capstone (open to all students with permission) number TBD

Language Courses

  • FRE 101L: First Year French (Luxembourg) (4)
  • GER 101L: First Year German (Luxembourg) (3)
  • FRE 201L: Second Year French (Luxembourg) (3)
  • GER 201L: Second Year German (Luxembourg) (3)
  • Upper level French and German available as independent studies

...and that’s not all!

MUDEC students can round out their schedules with independent studies, internships, and online courses.

Step 4: Maximize your credits with these tips

  • We strongly recommend you consult your Academic Advisor when selecting your courses.
  • Are any of your major/minor courses offered in Luxembourg this semester? If not, would an online class or independent study be a viable option to get credit for your major/minor?
  • Do you need Global Perspectives? GP can double dip with any courses in Luxembourg with the exception of courses being counted in other Miami Plan Foundation requirements.
  • FSB students are guaranteed either MGT 291 or MKT 291 but are not guaranteed both. However, in recent semesters students have been able to enroll in both classes if needed to stay on track.

Immigration and Flights

As of January 2021, the Government of Luxembourg will require MUDEC students with an American passport to apply for a Long Stay Visa to reside legally in Luxembourg. Once we have your passport scan submitted, we will start the process for you and Luxembourg will issue an official letter inviting you to apply.

Once you have that letter, you will send in your visa application, passport, passport photo and fee (approx. 50 EUR) via certified mail to a Luxembourg Governmental Office in the US. Miami will inform you of the correct address and contact person.

They will securely mail you back your passport, with the visa in it! This allows you to enjoy full European residency.

This whole process can take up to two months from beginning to end, so it is very important that you have your passport ready and follow the deadlines we will issue for each step.

Due to travel restrictions and for peace of mind, we will be providing recommended (but not required) routes to arrive in Luxembourg. You would fly from your local city into a larger hub airport to meet the group for the rest of the trip. We will provide information for a travel agent and updates on the cost and routes in November. For this reason, we recommend holding off on purchasing your ticket until then.

Calendar

Please note that while the MUDEC program typically does not have class instruction on weekends, there are occasionally required weekend course-related activities and lectures.

This calendar should be taken as tentative until the final calendar is published and noted as final.

No travel within the Schengen region is permitted before the program due to European immigration regulations. Everyone must enter the Schengen region on the exact date specified on this calendar. However, students are permitted to remain in Europe up to 90 days after the end of the semester, but must depart Schengen within this timeframe. There are further restrictions on when you can return to the Schengen area. For more information on countries that are included in the Schengen region, please consult the US State Department website. Please note that these are legal requirements, not Miami University policies.

**Please note that exact study tour travel dates and times will be finalized by the individual professor at the beginning of the semester. Do not make any travel plans during study tours until you have confirmed travel dates with your professors. Should you have further questions, please contact the professor directly.

Fall 2021
Aug. 19 Students depart from the US to Luxembourg
Aug. 20 Students arrive in Luxembourg
Aug. 21 - 22 Integration
Aug. 23 Classes Begin (Mo-Fri)
Oct. 17 - 23 Study Tours
Oct. 25 - 31 All Saints Break
Nov. 1 All Saints - Center closed
Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 25-28 Thanksgiving - free to discover Europe
Dec. 2 Final Dinner
Dec. 3 Last Day of Classes
Dec. 6 - 8 Final Examinations
Dec. 9

Students depart from Luxembourg

Dec. 10

Commencement

Semester Tuition and Fees

  • Instructional, general, and service fee figures below are ESTIMATES for 2021-2022 based on information obtained from the Bursar. Actual rates are released around mid-June each year.
  • Travel and miscellaneous living expense amounts are ESTIMATES based on information provided by former students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Please be aware of fluctuations in the dollar-Euro exchange rate.
  • Miami scholarships & aid will apply automatically to MUDEC. As part of the application process, students will be considered for a variety of need-based and merit Luxembourg-specific scholarships. Additionally, students can apply for study abroad scholarships.
A. Appears on Bursar E-Bill
Item Luxembourg Oxford
Instructional & general fees1 $7,954.72 $7,954.72
MU Residence Hall room & board
(double occupancy + basic meal plan)
-- $7,062
Room and continental breakfast with host family 1,835.00 --
Meal Plan (4 mid-day lunches per week in castle) 820.00 --
Required Study Tour with Professor2 1,800.00 --
Luxembourg Integration Program Fee 90.00 --
Luxembourg Student Activities Fee 85.00 --
Technology Fee 168.00 --
Transportation Fee (Miami-provided airport pickup, special event transport throughout semester) 105.00 --
Study Abroad admin fee 125.00 --
Telecommunications package 185.00 --
SUBTOTAL 13,167.72 15,016.72

Charges in Section A are paid directly to the Miami Bursar for the semester(s) you attend the Luxembourg Campus.

1This amount reflects in-state tuition for the 2019 cohort; out-of-state students will pay out-of-state tuition, and you are encouraged to verify the tuition rate for your cohort.
2If field tour costs are less than estimated, the difference is credited to the student's account. if costs run over, an additional charge is accrued at the end of the semester. Study tour fee includes housing, entrances, activities, some meals, and transportation on site. It does not include transportation to the study tour location.

B. Other Required Fees
Item Luxembourg Oxford
GeoBlue (accidental & sickness) Insurance—required by Miami#,4 285.00 --
Oxford Health Insurance4 -- 861.00
Textbooks & supplies (average cost) 500.00 --
Long Stay Visa 80.00 --
SUBTOTAL 865.00 861.00

#Not billed through Bursar; student will purchase on their own prior to departure.
4
You must provide proof of purchase of the GeoBlue overseas accident and sickness coverage. Miami University has a contract with GeoBlue to provide not health insurance, but overseas accidental injury and illness insurance. It is supplemental to health insurance and would be used to cover not only non-routine hospitalization coverage, but can be used by the university to provide family member bedside visits or evacuations from locations should they be needed. GeoBlue takes responsibility for managing the care and the case and can provide a guarantee of payment to international providers, which does not leave the student or program director in a position to have to provide immediate out-of-pocket costs.

C. Estimated Variable Costs in Europe5
Item Luxembourg Oxford
Estimated round trip airfare. Fares and taxes vary. 1,400.00 --
Transportation to study tour 150.00 --
MUlaa6 200.00 --
Miscellaneous living expenses (includes other meals) 2,500.00 --
Weekend traveling (includes cultural activities & Discovery Tours)7
2,000.00 --
Lux Public Transportation 0.00 --
Vacation traveling ($500-700 week) 700.00 --
Oxford personal expenses 1,031.00
Oxford transportation 468.00
Oxford books & supplies 620.00
SUBTOTAL 6,950.00 2,119.00

5Students tend to travel at a less expensive rate than the average tourist. These figures depend on the exchange rate and personal spending habits which can vary greatly. Students typically spend between $3,000-$7,000 in additional travel and personal expenses. Those students who travel the traditional student way (youth hostels, practical meal choices, few souvenirs) will have a low budget. Figure around 200 Euros per weekend (50 Euro for 2 nights in a youth hostel + meals + museums).
6MUlaa is a debit account available to all current faculty, staff, and students. It can be used for a wide variety of purchases. Everyone has a MUlaa account, all you need to do to use it is deposit money into the account. See Miami IDs for more information about MUlaa.
7While traveling is important, academics should be your number one priority. Attendance is required and exams are given in each course.

Estimated Totals
Item Luxembourg Oxford
TOTAL for OH residents (A+B+C) $20,982.72 $17,996.72
TOTAL for Non-Ohio Residents* $30,995.76 $28,009.76

*includes $10,013.04/semester non-resident surcharge