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Choose Your Courses

Students register for all courses on a first come, first served basis, just as when registering normally at Miami. Classes have a 17-25 person cap, so it is recommended that students select second and third choices in the event that their first choices are full. Prior to registration, we will review the Luxembourg course requirements, offer some tips and tricks for the day of registration, and to answer any lingering questions. We also strongly advise students to talk to their Academic Advisor prior to scheduling.

All MUDEC students must register for a minimum of 15 credit hours. Course lists are subject to change.

Step 1: Luxembourg Core

Required Course

  • LUX 101: Intercultural Perspectives (3)

Study Tour Courses - choose one of the following:

  • CLS 102: Roman Civilization-From City to Empire (3)
  • HST 229:  The World Wars (3)
  • LUX 201: Self-Determination and Regionalism in Europe (3)
  • SLM 248: Global Sport Perspectives (3) open to all majors
  • SPN 370X:  Soccer in Europe (3) no prereq or language requirement needed

Step 2: Signature Cohorts and Workshops

Upper level, major-specific courses for students studying Sports Leadership and Management or completing student teaching requirements. Other students move to step three.

Sport Leadership and Management

  • SLM 248: Global Sports Perspectives (3) open to all majors
  • SLM 453L: Seminar in Sports Leadership and Management (3) open to SLAM majors only

Student Teaching In Luxembourg

Students may also participate in a workshop to complete student teaching requirements in Luxembourg through the EHS Department.

  • EDT 419L: Teaching Internship in Luxembourg (15)

Luxembourg Digital Innovations

Students may also complete a full-time internship program with the ETBD Department.

  • IMS 340L: Internship in Luxembourg (10)
  • IMS 396L: Inside Startups (3)
  • IMS 440L: Interactive Media Studies Practices (4)
  • LUX 377L: European Experiences (1)

Step 3: Thematic Sequence Courses

If you do not need a Thematic Sequence, these courses are still available to you - see them in Step 4.

The LUX3 Thematic Sequence consists of:

  • LUX101 (required)
  • Study Tour course (required)
  • One of the following courses:
    • ART 188L: History of Western Art: Renaissance to the Present (3) IIA, IIB, H
    • ARC 188L: Ideas in Architecture (3) IIA, IIB, CAS-B 
    • ENG 219: Introduction to Linguistics (3) V, CAS-E counts as a math foundation credit
    • FRE 310L: Text in Context: Advanced Conversational French through Aspects of Contemporary French (3)
    • FRE 411L: French Civilization (3)
    • GER 321L: Cult Topics/Ger-Spkg Eur-Lux (3)
    • MGT 291L: Introduction to Management and Leadership (3)
    • MKT 291L: Principles of Marketing (3) non-study tour course option
    • MUS 189L: Great Ideas in Western Music (3) IIA 
    • POL 221L: Comparative Politics (3)
    • POL 270L: East-West Relations Since WWII (3)
    • POL 321L: Comparative European Politics: Luxembourg IIC, IIB, CAS-C
    • POL 487L: Individual Lives and International Politics (3) Capstone 

*Please note that students can double dip only one of these Thematic Sequence Courses with another Global Miami Plan Foundation.

*Any ARC + ID student taking a combined Study Tour and LUX 101, still requires an additional six (6) credit hours from the list to achieve a Thematic Sequence.

Step 4: All Courses

  • ART 188L: History of Western Art: Renaissance to the Present (3) IIA, IIB, H
  • ARC 188L: Ideas in Architecture (3) IIA, IIB, CAS-B
  • ENG 219: Introduction to Linguistics (3) MPF counts as a math foundation credit
  • FRE 102L: First Year French (4)
  • FRE 202L: Second Year French (3)
  • FRE 310L: Text in Context: Advanced Conversational French through Aspects of Contemporary French (3)
  • FRE 411L: French Civilization (3)
  • GER 102L: Beginners German - Luxembourg (3)
  • GER 202L: Second-Year German (3)
  • GER 321L: Cult Topics/Ger-Spkg Eur - Lux (3)
  • LUX 101:  Intercultural Perspectives (3)
  • LUX 337: Luxembourg Independent Study (3)
  • MGT 291L: Introduction to Management and Leadership (3)
  • MKT 291L: Principles of Marketing (3)
  • MUS 189L: Great Ideas in Western Music IIA (3)
  • POL 221L: Comparative Politics (3)
  • POL 270L: East-West Relations Since WWII (3)
  • POL 321L: Comparative European Politics: Luxembourg IIC, IIB, CAS-C
  • POL 487L: Individual Lives and International Politics (3)
  • SPN 370LA: European Soccer and Humanities in American Universities (3)

Step 5: Maximize Your Credits with These Tips

  • We strongly recommend you consult your Academic Advisor when selecting your courses.
  • Are any of your major/minor courses offered in Luxembourg this semester? If not, would an online class or independent study be a viable option to get credit for your major/minor?
  • Do you need Global Perspectives? GP can double dip with any courses in Luxembourg with the exception of courses being counted in other Miami Plan Foundation requirements.
  • FSB students are guaranteed either MGT 291 or MKT 291 but are not guaranteed both. However, in recent semesters students have been able to enroll in both classes if needed to stay on track.

Immigration and Flights

As of January 2021, the Government of Luxembourg will require MUDEC students with an American passport to apply for a Long Stay Visa to reside legally in Luxembourg. Once we have your passport scan submitted, we will start the process for you and Luxembourg will issue an official letter inviting you to apply.

  • After receiving that letter, you will send in your visa application, passport, passport photo and fee (approx. 80 USD) via certified mail to a Luxembourg Governmental Office in the US. Miami will inform you of the correct address and contact person.
  • They will securely mail you back your passport, with the visa in it! This allows you to enjoy full European residency.
  • This whole process can take up to four months from beginning to end, so it is very important that you have your passport ready and follow the deadlines we will issue for each step.
  • Miami can connect students with a travel agent who often organizes group flights. These are not required but a nice option for students and families who wish to travel with other MUDEC students. Students are encourage to wait to purchase flights until options and parameters are discussed during in-person orientations.
  • Please note that while the MUDEC program typically does not have class instruction on weekends, there are occasionally required weekend course-related activities and lectures.
  • All updated dates and information will be added in due time.
  • The Type D Schengen Visa is valid only for the dates provided to students from the MUDEC office. These dates will be discussed during the post-decision phase of the process. U.S. citizens and some other third party nationals are eligible to an additional 90 day tourist visa applied to the front or back end of the student visa without additional paperwork. Please check the travel regulations for that country. 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.


Please note that exact study tour travel dates and times will be finalized by the individual professor at the beginning of the semester.  Do not make any travel plans during study tours until you have confirmed travel dates with your professors.  Should you have further questions, please contact the professor directly.


Date Event
Sept. 10, 2023

MUDEC Retreat (mandatory)

Jan. 28, 2024 Students depart from the US to Luxembourg
Jan. 29 Students arrive in Luxembourg
Jan. 30 - 31 Orientation
Feb. Classes Begin
Mar. 11 - 15 Study Tour
Mar. 25 - 29 Spring Break
May 7 Debrief Day
May 13 - 15 Final Exams
May 16 Students depart from Luxembourg


Semester Tuition and Fees

  • Instructional, general, and service fee figures below are estimates for 2022-2023 based on information obtained from the Bursar. Actual rates are released around mid-June each year.
  • Travel and miscellaneous living expense amounts are estimates based on information provided by former students of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Please be aware of fluctuations in the dollar-Euro exchange rate.
  • Miami scholarships & aid will apply automatically to MUDEC. As part of the application process, students will be considered for a variety of need-based and merit Luxembourg-specific scholarships. Additionally, students can apply for study abroad scholarships.
  • If you are in need of additional financial assistance, you can reach out to One Stop to apply for financial aid.

A. Appears on Bursar E-Bill

Charges in Section A are paid directly to the Miami Bursar for the semester(s) you attend the Luxembourg Campus.

Appears on Bursar E-Bill

Item Luxembourg Oxford
Instructional and General Fees* $7,954.72 $7,954.72
MU Residence Hall room & board
(double occupancy + basic meal plan)
- $7,062
Accommodation 3,050.00 -
Meal Plan (4 mid-day lunches per week in castle) 820.00 -
Required Study Tour with Professor** 1,800.00 -
Luxembourg Integration Program Fee 90.00 -
Luxembourg Student Activities Fee 85.00 -
Technology Fee 168.00


Transportation Fee (Miami-provided airport pickup, special event transport throughout semester) 105.00 -
Study Abroad admin fee 125.00 -
Telecommunications package 185.00


SUBTOTAL 14,382.72 15,016.72

*This amount reflects in-state tuition for the 2019 cohort; out-of-state students will pay out-of-state tuition, and you are encouraged to verify the tuition rate for your cohort.

**If field tour costs are less than estimated, the difference is credited to the student's account. if costs run over, an additional charge is accrued at the end of the semester. The study tour fee includes housing, entrances, activities, some meals, and transportation on-site. It does not include transportation to the study tour location.

B. Other Required Fees

Other Required Fees 

Item Luxembourg Oxford
GeoBlue (accidental and sickness) Insurance—required by Miami* $285.00 -
Oxford Health Insurance** 861.00 861.00
Long Stay Visa 80.00 -
SUBTOTAL 1,226.00 861.00

*Not billed through Bursar; student will purchase on their own prior to departure. 

**You must provide proof of purchase of the GeoBlue overseas accident and sickness coverage. Miami University has a contract with GeoBlue to provide not health insurance, but overseas accidental injury and illness insurance. It is supplemental to health insurance and would be used to cover not only non-routine hospitalization coverage, but can be used by the university to provide family member bedside visits or evacuations from locations should they be needed. GeoBlue takes responsibility for managing the care and the case and can provide a guarantee of payment to international providers, which does not leave the student or program director in a position to have to provide immediate out-of-pocket costs.

C. Estimated Variable Costs in Europe

Students tend to travel at a less expensive rate than the average tourist. These figures depend on the exchange rate and personal spending habits which can vary greatly. Students typically spend between $3,000-$7,000 in additional travel and personal expenses. Those students who travel the traditional student way (youth hostels, practical meal choices, few souvenirs) will have a low budget. Figure around 200 Euros per weekend (50 Euro for 2 nights in a youth hostel + meals + museums).

Estimated Variable Costs in Europe 

Item Luxembourg Oxford
Estimated round trip airfare. Fares and taxes vary. $1,400.00 -
MUlaa* 200.00 200.00
Miscellaneous living expenses (includes other meals) 2,500.00 2,500.00
Weekend traveling (includes cultural activities and Discovery Tours)** 2,000.00 -
Lux Public Transportation - -
Vacation traveling ($500-700 week) 700.00 -
Oxford personal expenses - 1,031.00
Oxford transportation - 468.00
Books and supplies 200.00 620.00
SUBTOTAL 7,000.00 4,819.00

*MUlaa is a debit account available to all current faculty, staff, and students. It can be used for a wide variety of purchases. Everyone has a MUlaa account, all you need to do to use it is deposit money into the account. See Miami IDs for more information about MUlaa.

**While traveling is important, academics should be your number one priority. Attendance is required and exams are given in each course.

Estimated Totals

Estimated Totals 

Item Luxembourg Oxford
Total for OH residents (A+B+C) $22,608.72 $20,696.72
Total for Non-Ohio Residents* $32,621.76 $30,709.76

*includes $10,013.04/semester non-resident surcharge

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Contact Information

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Château de Differdange

1, Impasse du Château
L-4524 Differdange
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg