by Megan Smith, MUDEC student
Since 1968, MUDEC has welcomed students from Miami University, whether that’s in its original location or the Château in Differdange. And since then students have come to love not only the Château, but Luxembourg itself. The students this semester have faced the odds—an international pandemic—but also have come to share in the vast alumni network.
Through their time here, there are many things they’ve come to love. Students Julia Mullins and Molly Foster say they love the diversity within Luxembourg. Getting to hear all the different languages and dialects is something you won’t find anywhere else! Getting to interact with a host family has also directly exposed students to other cultures.
In terms of the Château itself, Mullins has come to enjoy the Mezzanine, the upstairs library area, the best. “I like how open it is. It’s a great place to get work done."
As the weather is warming up, students are able to fully enjoy the outdoors as well. Isabelle Guerreau says her favorite part is playing spikeball and soccer.
Since January, MUDEC students have learned a lot from their classes, about the current political environment surrounding the pandemic, and about themselves. Guerreau says her favorite part about being in Luxembourg is the independence: not only traveling, but also mundane things like doing laundry and finding transportation.
Studying abroad has opened a lot of students' minds and eyes to life away from home. It has taught us to be critical thinkers and decision makers, while building our understanding of different cultures.