Luxembourg Program

Luxembourg City Place de Guillaume Kneudler

Program Overview

The Luxembourg Digital Innovation Program (LDI) is an opportunity for students to get real-world experience during their time at Miami while also receiving class credit. During the program, students will spend four days a week at an internship, one day a week visiting local startups and companies, continued networking with alumni and business leaders in their respective city, and also complete a unique client-focused senior capstone project.

This immersive program is ideal for students who want a full-time experience outside of the summer internship season and who want to increase the number of connections they have prior to post-graduate job searching. We focus the LDI on the unique digital economy of Luxembourg. Luxembourg hosts the “Technoport”: a major startup incubator, FinTech hub and co-working lab, where much of Lux’s digital startup activity is housed. But it also is the home for Amazon as well as all the major consulting firms (e.g. Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PWC etc.). We propose having a portfolio of internship opportunities, from Biotech to Consulting, that span the Miami Experience, all centered around emerging technology and all leveraging Miami’s deep roots and relationships in Luxembourg.

Tentative Program Dates

Offered spring semester, matching the dates of the MUDEC semester. For spring 2020, students will depart the US on Jan. 26, 2020 and leave Luxembourg (the Schengen area) on May 14, 2020**.

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.

Internships

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

Amazon
City Savvy Luxembourg
Explose
Ferrero
Kelsey Hopper Yoga & Music
Kneip
KPMG
Luxembourg City Film Festival
Luxembourgish Institute of Administrators/Directors
Luxinnovation
Maison Moderne (Delano)
PWC
Spoticle
Talkwalker
Transatlantic Dialogue

Housing

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, see Host Families.

Meals

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.
Balance due Nov. 1.

Fees paid are not refundable

Global Initiatives $2700

Total Paid to Miami University: Tuition + $175 + $2700

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

Total Estimated Program Cost: Tuition + $175 + $2700 + $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. For more information, please visit Legal Residency in Lux.