Luxembourg Program

Luxembourg City Place de Guillaume Kneudler

Program Overview

The Luxembourg Digital Innovation Program (LDI) is an opportunity for students to obtain real-world experience during their time at Miami while receiving college credit. Students spend four days each week at an internship and one day each week visiting local startups and companies.  The program encourages students to network with nearby alumni and business leaders even while they complete unique, client-focused senior capstone projects.

The program is immersive, ideal for students who want a full-time experience beyond the summer internship season and who want to grow their network before a job search. The program focuses on unique digital economy of Luxembourg. Luxembourg hosts the “Technoport,” a major startup incubator, and FinTech hub and co-working lab, where much of the country's digital startup activity is based. Luxembourg is a European home for Amazon as well major global consulting firms (e.g., Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PWC). The program provides a portfolio of internship opportunities, from biotech to consulting, centered upon emerging technology and employing Miami University’s deep roots and relationships in Luxembourg.

Program Dates

Offered fall and spring semester, matching the dates of the MUDEC semester.

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.

**With mutual agreement between the student and the internship company, it may be possible to extend the internship until the end of July. However, the formal Digital Innovation program ends with the spring semester.


For the LDI program, program management guarantees internship placements. We will build a ‘participant profile’ for accepted students, and share that with internship partnerships in order to place students in internships that are a great fit. These positions may, or may not, be paid.

Potential Internship Companies

City Savvy Luxembourg
Kelsey Hopper Yoga & Music
Luxembourg City Film Festival
Luxembourgish Institute of Administrators/Directors
Maison Moderne (Delano)
Transatlantic Dialogue


All students participating in the LDI program will stay with European hosts, arranged by MUDEC. The costs associated with this housing is included in your program fee. For more information, visit MUDEC's Engage page.


European breakfasts are provided by host families seven days a week. Some additional meals will be provided during some Friday visits and networking events.

Note: LDI students are not eligible for the meal plan referenced on the MUDEC website as you will not be at the chateau – you’ll be at your internships!

Program Costs

Please see the cost breakdown on the application site for more details.

Program Costs Tuition + Admin Fee + Program Fee + Personal Expenses = Total Cost

Paid to Miami University
Item Paid To Rate
Tuition (full semester load) All students are charged the semester tuition/fee rate based on residency and Tuition Promise Cohort. Bursar Visit One Stop to verify your tuition rate
Study Abroad Administrative Fee Bursar $175

Program Fee
Includes housing, residency permits. integration and programming fees, telecom package, breakfasts with host families.

Deposit: $500 due upon acceptance.

Fees paid are not refundable

Global Initiatives $3185

Total Paid to Miami University: Tuition + $175 + $3185

Anticipated Personal Expenses
Item Rate
Includes GeoBlue insurance, international flights, additional meals, weekend travel, incidentals. $5775

Total Estimated Program Cost: Tuition + $175 + $3185 + $5775

Legal Residency in Luxembourg

It is important to realize that (if on the semester MUDEC program) that since you will be in the Schengen immigration area for more than 90 days, you will be subject to regular immigration and residency laws. You will be an EU resident while on the program. It is ultimately your responsibility to remain a legal participant throughout the application process and program itself, and to verify which countries are governed by Schengen authority and which are not. While Miami University does assist with obtaining visas and travel authorization for the duration of our study abroad program only, we are not responsible for maintaining, updating, or making decisions regarding Schengen area travel regulations.