Summer 2021

A shorter version of the renowned MUDEC experience, the Miami Summer in Luxembourg is an ideal choice for students who may not have the opportunity to study for a semester in Luxembourg. The nine-credit-hour program offers courses in various disciplines that can be used for a Thematic Sequence, Global Perspectives, or other Miami Plan Foundation requirements in only seven weeks.

Courses for the Miami Summer in Luxembourg satisfy requirements of the Global Miami Plan curriculum and are taught by three Ohio-based Miami professors.

  • Classes meet Monday through Thursday and two 6-day (5-night) faculty-led study tours are embedded in the 7-week program.
  • The three courses may fulfill a Thematic Sequence, plus 3 hours towards the Global Perspectives requirement, or the courses may count as the completion of the Global Perspectives requirement, plus 3 hours toward another Global Miami Plan Foundation requirement.
  • There are no prerequisites for these courses, and students must take all three courses.
  • All students live in a European homestay and therefore have an inside view of the local culture. They have the opportunity to interact with local people and learn about everyday life in Luxembourg. 

Summer 2021 Courses

HST296: European Travel in a Global Context

Instructor: Dr. Elena Albarran,

MPF IIB: Humanities, CAS B: Humanities

This course includes a study tour to Berlin, Germany

This class and study tour provides a crash course in the themes of World History since 1945, with an intentional focus on travel and mobility into and throughout Europe. Themes include Cold War geopolitics, decolonization, youth as a change agent, and racial politics of identity. Students will gain first-hand access to historical archives related to these subjects. As an experiential component, the week-long study tour to Berlin will showcase a European city devoted to memorializing the Cold War legacy in its built environment, even as it emerges as one of the region’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities.

MAC209: Advertising and Consumer Culture

Instructor: Dr. Hongmei Li,

This course examines the evolving, triangular relationship between the advertising agency, the media, and the client in the broader historical, social, political, cultural, and technological contexts. It surveys the history of advertising, the impact of technologies on advertising and consumer culture, and cultural globalization and localization understood through the lens of advertising.

HST270: The World in Miniature: Museums, Europe, and the World

Instructor: Dr. Steven Conn,

CAS B: Humanities

This course includes a study tour to Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France.

This course will introduce students to museums and to the wide range of issues, debates, and questions they raise and embody. We will examine the history of how exhibitions have translated objects into knowledge and we will ask questions about how that knowledge, in turn, tells us at least as much about the societies that built the exhibitions as about the subject they purport to display. The course will combine classroom discussions of the scholarship on museums and museum history with visits to several museums so that students can see and critique contemporary museum practice.


Unless otherwise noted, you will have each Friday-Sunday off without class. 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.

Please note that students on the summer program are allowed to be in the Schengen region for a total of 90 days including the program dates. Therefore, it is possible to travel independently after the program ends but students must depart no later than their 90th day in Europe. For more information on countries that are included in the Schengen region, please consult the US State Department website. Note that these are legal requirements, not Miami University policies.

**Exact study tour travel dates and times will be finalized by the individual professor at the beginning of the summer. 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.

Summer 2021
May 14 Earliest arrival day for faculty
May 17 Students depart from the U.S.
May 18 Students arrive in Luxembourg (do not arrive after 1500 this day)
May 19 Mandatory Integration Program in Luxembourg (Attendance required)
TBD Transatlantic Dialogue Conference
May 20-21 Begin full class schedule
May 22-23 Weekend: Discover Europe on your own
May 24 Pentecost Monday, Center Closed
May 25 Echternach Visit - Non Study only
May 26 Class regular schedule
May 27-June 1 First Study Tour
June 2-6 Discover Europe on your own
June 7-10 Class regular schedule
June 11-13 Discover Europe on your own
June 14-17 Classes Resume: class regular schedule
June 18-20 Discover Europe on your own
June 21 Field Trip to Frankfurt Region/sleep@Frankfurt Airport
June 22-June 27 Second Study Tour
June 28-July 1 Classes Resume: class regular schedule
July 2 Final exams
July 3-4 Students depart Luxembourg

Tuition and Fees

Summer 2021 Program Costs
Tuition + Admin Fee + Program Fee + Personal Expenses = Total Cost
Item Paid To OH Resident Non-OH Resident
Tuition (9 credits) Bursar $5130.37* $8755.56*
Study Abroad Administrative Fee Bursar $175 $175
Program Fee+ Payment Portal (accessed via student application) $3300 $3300
Anticipated Personal Expenses# -- $3700 $3700
TOTAL ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST $12, 305.37 $15, 930.56

*This is the rate for the 2020-2021 academic year

+Program fee includes housing (host family), breakfast and lunches M-R, two study tour field trips, public transportation, and student activities. Deposit of $500 due upon acceptance/no later than February 15. Balance due no later than April 1.

#Personal expenses include transportation to/from program, GeoBlue insurance, personal travel on weekends, and some meals (dinners, meals on weekends)

Explanation of Tuition and Administrative Fees

Please follow this link for a more detailed breakdown of the tuition fees per credit hour 

  • Non-Ohio Resident Tuition Partial Waiver - Non-Ohio residents participating in this study abroad/away program are approved for a discounted tuition rate. This discount is considered a waiver and is incorporated into the above amount. Per University policy, only one tuition waiver can be applied to an individual student per term. If there are multiple waivers, the highest waiver will be applied.
  • Billing and Payment - Tuition and administrative fees are billed to the student's bursar account in accordance with the university's billing timeline, and should be paid prior to the start of the program. For more information, see Paying for College (OneStop).
  • Summer Term Tuition Refund Policy - You must officially withdraw from a credit workshop registration by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the last business day before the start of the workshop to receive a tuition refund. Workshop administrative fees and program fees are non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled by Miami University. Failure to attend, non-payment, or contacting the workshop director is insufficient notice. To officially withdraw from a workshop, you must contact Global Initiatives via email at
  • Administrative Fee Refund Policy - The $175 administrative fee is charged upon course registration and is non-refundable.

Program Fee Details

  • Program Fee Deposit - Deposits are collected on a first-come, first-serve basis after being admitted to the program. Your deposit reserves your place in the program.
  • Payment Process - Accepted students will have access to a payment portal within their application. Program fees can be paid via this portal using e-check or credit card. Program fees can be paid with scholarships, financial aid, or 529 plans only with the coordination of the Education Abroad office.
  • Program Fee Refund Policy - The program fee payments are non-refundable unless otherwise stated within the application.

Fees and Enrollment

All fees are subject to change without notice, though Miami University will try to avoid this whenever possible. All summer and winter session courses and credit workshops are enrollment contingent, and are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.