Student Life

Luxembourg city aerial shot

About Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by the countries of Belgium, France, and Germany. Despite its small size, the physical landscape of Luxembourg ranges from rolling hills, castles, and picturesque villages to industrialized, metropolitan areas. It has a population of under a half a million people in an area of approximately 999 square miles.

While Luxembourg is one of Europe’s smallest countries, it is noted for its multilingual and multicultural society. Luxembourgers all speak several languages including Luxembourgish, French, German, and English. Home to major international banking, financial, and communication companies, Luxembourg is also the location of a number of European Union institutions, including the European Court of Justice.

Luxembourgers have a genuine affection for Americans and have special ties with Miami University. Many citizens remember with gratitude that the American forces liberated their country during World Wars I and II. John Dolibois, for whom the European campus is named, was born in Luxembourg, immigrated to the U.S., came to Miami as a student in 1938, and returned to his homeland as U.S. ambassador during the 1980s.

MUDEC's Lasting Impressions

MUDEC strives to provide an academically challenging, relevant and exciting learning and growth experience.  They return having developed a greater degree of intellectual curiosity, tolerance, problem solving skills, self reliance, self respect, and self confidence, thereby preparing them to become mature and responsible members of society. 

Our program has been very successful in attaining these goals and objectives. Almost without exception, MUDEC students look at their European experience as the most formidable and outstanding one in their university years. The expression the students coined, “After Luxembourg you will never be the same again,” is a testimony to this.