Honors MUDEC

Honors Study Abroad at MUDEC

The Honors College offers unique study abroad programs each Winter and Summer term. These Honors-exclusive study abroad programs conduct class at the Miami University Dolibois European Center (MUDEC), the Miami campus in Luxembourg, and feature a study-tour travel component. The specific study abroad programs will vary year to year to provide diverse options for Honors students. All Honors study abroad programs are designed by top Miami faculty exclusively for the Honors College. These exciting study abroad programs provide students with a unique and rewarding opportunity to study alongside other Honors students. Additionally, each study abroad trip is two Honors experiences built into one study abroad program. See below for upcoming Honors-exclusive study abroad programs based at MUDEC. Questions? Contact the program coordinator Erin Wahler at wahlerea@miamioh.edu. 

Benefits

  • Two Honors experiences for students: one from the Honors course and one from proposing/reflecting on the study abroad experience 
  • Study in the heart of Europe with top faculty in their fields
  • Small courses capped at 12 of exclusively Honors College students
  • Fulfill 3 Global Perspectives credits of the Miami Plan

Winter 2023 Program:

Borders and Bridges: An Honors Exploration of the New Europe

 Antwerp, Belgium

This course will offer Honors students an opportunity to explore the many national and cultural borders that have blurred in Europe over the past three decades, since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the signing of the Treaty of Maastricht in 1992. Honors students will have the opportunity to explore their own particular historical question around identity and the real and metaphorical borders and bridges that shape our own individual self-understandings. The study-tour component, which will cross back and forth along the borders between Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands, explores a part of Europe that has been most affected by, and has most redefined itself in terms of, this "New Europe" or metaphorical bridges. The tour will end in Antwerp, where we will explore both multiculturalism and globalization in one of the most diverse and busiest port cities in the world.

Learn More: Borders and Bridges


Previous Programs:

Two Millennia of Globalization (Winter 2022)

 

Media & Identity in Europe (Summer 2022)

A scene in Leuven, Belgium, with gothic town hall and square with pedestrians

Students investigated the causes and consequences of globalization over the very long-term, primarily through the lens of the European experience: starting with Rome, through the First Age of Globalization, and ending with the European Union. Students visited locations in Luxembourg, Belgium, and Germany to explore how democracies handle the politics of globalization. Students also traveled in small groups for an independent research assignment to France or Germany! 

panoramic view at central berlin while sunset

This program explored the historic ways media depicted minorities in Europe, how those depictions have helped perpetuate stereotype and misunderstanding, and also examined the ways media producers attempt to reshape hegemonic understandings of European identity. This program visited Berlin for a week to connect with European journalists to better understand this topic.

 The Dutch Golden Age: How One Century Birthed Modern Capitalism (Summer 2022)

Street of architecturally interesting buildings in Delft, Netherlands

This program investigated the political conditions and institutions needed for economic development through the lens of the Dutch Republic during its Golden Age that roughly coincided with the 17th century. The class culminated in a trip to the Netherlands.