Luxembourg Digital Innovation Program
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.
The Luxembourg Digital Innovation Program currently runs during the Fall semester. Contact the program director for more information and to apply.
Program Director: Glenn Platt, Ph.D. (plattgj@MiamiOH.edu)
The MUDEC Architecture and Interior Design Cohort allows students to continue their architecture and interior design studies in Luxembourg. Each fall semester, architecture and interior design students study with fellow Miamians in a 15th century château and live with local host families. Professors include both Miami faculty and design professionals living in Luxembourg. Students experience the local culture firsthand and have multiple travel opportunities across Europe, including a "study tour" course that includes a 5-day-long field trip to another European country.
ARC and ID students can easily obtain an additional 16 credit hours with 11 of those in the major itself, keeping you on track for graduation and major requirements.
The Architecture cohort currently runs during the Fall semester. Contact the program for more information and to begin the application process. ARC and ID students should also apply directly through the MUDEC Semester program application.
Point of Contact: Gerardo Brown-Manrique (email@example.com)
Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health (KNH)
Each fall semester the Kinesiology, Nutrition and Health department offers the opportunity for a group of students to live and learn in Luxembourg with department faculty. Students are able to complete required coursework in their major and in the Miami Global Plan. Possible collaboration also exists with a neighboring university that focuses on health, exercise and sports.
The semester abroad provides a unique global experience to explore kinesiology, nutrition and health in Europe while living and engaging with the Luxembourg culture and community. Students will have multiple travel opportunities across Europe to enhance their global citizenship.
The KNH cohort currently runs during the Fall semester. Contact the program for more information and to begin the application process. KNH students should also apply directly through the MUDEC Semester program application.
Point of Contact: Ms. Jennifer Krauth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Live and study in Luxembourg at Miami University’s John E. Dolibois European Center while taking Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) classes from SLAM faculty. All classes are taught in the Château in Luxembourg. SLAM faculty advise students to be sure their academic plan applies toward graduation requirements. Students gain international sport management experience during collaborations with Lunex University (in Differdange), European sport clubs, and sport organizations.
SLAM students can easily obtain an additional 15 credit hours with 6 of those in the major itself, keeping you on track for graduation and major requirements.
The SLAM cohort currently runs during the Spring semester. Contact the program for more information and to begin the application process. SLAM students should also apply directly through the MUDEC Semester program application.
Point of Contact: Adam Beissel (abeissel@MiamiOH.edu)
Student Teaching in Luxembourg
Those with student teaching placements in Europe will be placed in an International or European School with an English curriculum in Luxembourg for 8 weeks (mid-October to mid-December for Fall or mid-March to mid-May for Spring). Housing will be with experienced host families or possibly in apartments.
Advantages of this student teaching option include: close proximity to staff and students of the Miami University Luxembourg Center (MUDEC) for support and travel opportunities; the combination of student teaching in a U.S. and an international setting, allowing for professional and personal growth in differing contexts; multiple easy weekend travel options throughout western Europe; and financial support from an EHS scholarship fund specifically allocated for this program. EHS students can travel during a typical semester or as part of their student teaching experience.
Currently, students may study abroad in either fall or spring.
Point of Contact: Molly Sawyer (email@example.com)