Summer 2023

In the summer, students have an opportunity to participate in one of two MUDEC programs hosted at our European campus in Luxembourg. Read below to learn more about each option!

Summer 2023 (Base Program)

Program Information

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 six-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 six to seven weeks.

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

  • Classes typically meet Monday through Thursday (although some Fridays may be required.) One 6-day (5-night) faculty-led study tour is embedded in the program.
  • There are no prerequisites for these courses, and students must take both courses.
  • Most 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.

Course Offerings

HST 360: Islam In Europe

Instructor: Prof. Matthew Gordon, gordonms@miamioh.edu

An introduction of Islam in Western Europe in its history and teachings and institutions with a particular focus on Spain, Sicily, and regions with long-term Islamic presence in the pre-modern world. Students will also briefly consider the rise of a Muslim presence across Europe over the course of the 20th century.

FST 201: European Film History

Instructor: Prof. Kerry Hegarty, hegartkt@miamioh.edu

An in-depth understanding of the development in cinema in four countries/regions: France, Italy, Spain, and Scandinavia. There will be focus on the emergence of key movements within the context of historical events, industrial incentives, and cultural phenomena. The course will also explore the development of various elements of film language and remind how these functioned as powerful ideological tools during the major political transitions of modern European history.

Tuition and Fees

Summer 2023 Program Costs
Tuition + Admin Fee + Program Fee + Personal Expenses = Total Cost
Item Paid To OH Resident Non-OH Resident
Tuition (6 credits) Bursar $3,555.96* $6,069.93*
Study Abroad Administrative Fee Bursar $175 $175
Program Fee Deposit+ Payment Portal (accessed via student application) $1,000 $1,000
Program Fee Balance Bursar $1,825 $1,825
Total Paid to Miami University $6,555.96 $9,069.93
Anticipated Personal Expenses# -- $2,822 $2,822
TOTAL ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST $9,377.96 $11,891.93

*This is the rate for the 2022-2023 academic year

+Program fee includes housing, breakfast (for host family stay only), and lunches M-R, one study tour and student activities.
The $1000 program fee deposit is due upon acceptance. Non-refundable.

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

Summer 2023 Internship Program

Program Information

Students have multiple ways to pursue internships in Luxembourg, capitalizing on the network of relationships which MUDEC has built up since the program was founded in 1968. They will travel over and live and work in Luxembourg during the 6-7 week summer term. MUDEC will help to organize internship opportunities through our zero-credit workshop. As a result, students will gain a fantastic experience and a resume builder while living and traveling throughout Europe. More information: Internships.

Tuition and Fees

Summer 2023 Program Costs
Admin Fee + Program Fee + Personal Expenses = Total Cost
Item Paid To OH Resident Non-OH Resident
Study Abroad Administrative Fee Bursar $175 $175
Program Fee Deposit+ Payment Portal (accessed via student application) $500 $500
Program Fee Balance Bursar $1,125 $1,125
Total Paid to Miami University $1,800 $1,800
Anticipated Personal Expenses-already in Luxembourg# -- $2,000 $2,000
Anticipated Personal Expenses-flying from USA# -- $4,047 $4,047
TOTAL ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST (already in Lux) $3,800 $3,800
TOTAL ESTIMATED PROGRAM COST (flying from USA) $5,847 $5,847

*This is the rate for the 2022-2023 academic year

+Program fee includes housing, lunches at the Chateau, orientation programming, and activities.
The $500 program fee deposit is due upon acceptance. Non-refundable.

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

General Summer Workshop Information

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.

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 2023
Date Description
February 28 or March 1 Orientation #1:  Pick February 28 @ 7 p.m. OR March 1 @ 4 p.m. (one Zoom, one in person, COVID-Permitting)
April 12 or April 13 Orientation #2:   Pick April 12 @ 7 p.m.  OR  April 13 @ 4 p.m.
May 14 Earliest arrival day for faculty
May 21 Students depart from the U.S.
May 22 Students arrive in Luxembourg
May 23 Orientation
May 29 Whit Monday-No classes
June 2 No class
June 9 No class
June 12-16 Study Tour
June 23 National Day-No classes
June 30 No class
July 4 Center BBQ
July 5 Study Day
July 6 Final exams
July 7 Students depart
August (TBD) Re-entry Meeting

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 global@MiamiOH.edu.
  • 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.