After lunch we got back on the buses and drove to Remich on the Moselle, where we had a private boat ride up and down the river on the “Red Lion” with views of Luxembourg and Germany on either side. We also did our annual awards presentations on the boat, which was a fantastic end to the semester. The weather even cooperated – as you can see from the photos, it was 80 degrees and sunny. (Yes, in Luxembourg!)
The whole debrief program was designed to give students the opportunity to reflect on all that they have experienced this semester, and to realize the impact the semester has had on them and what they have learned – sometimes the hard way! Like the saying goes “After MUDEC, you will never be the same.” This group agreed that this statement is definitely true for them. Students remarked how much they appreciated having one last day all together before they went off in different directions to graduate, travel, or move back home for the summer.
As we bid farewell and bon voyage to our semester students, we were busy preparing for the arrival of our summer groups. For the first time in MUDEC history, we have five programs running simultaneously. We have two honors programs (Media and Identity and the Dutch Golden Age), our first nursing program (Caregiving in a Crisis), an internship program, and our MUDEC base program, where students take three classes (Writing for Educators, Intro to Ethics and AI and the Meaning of Thought).
This week has been exciting as we have had 90 students arriving in Luxembourg over nine days, plus faculty. Orientations are done and we look forward to a wonderful summer with these groups. We know they will have unforgettable experiences in and out of the classroom and on their study tours like so many MUDECers before them.