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MUDEC Méinden Summer 2022 #3
MUDEC Méinden Summer 2022 #3
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Summer 2022 #3

June 20, 2022

Summer Notes

by Daniel Riecker, Student Activities Coordinator, MUDEC
Stephanie Shaheen
It’s a busy summer here in Luxembourg! In addition to our base program, MUDEC is hosting our summer internship program, two Honors programs, and an intensive Nursing program. July will see the return of the annual English Language Learning camp, which allows students of education at Miami to plan lessons and activities for local school-aged children and gain hands-on experience with foreign language instruction. All in all, over 100 students will participate in programs at the center this summer.
Many programs means many Study Tours: in fact, there are five different tours running in six different countries this summer. The base group got back from Sicily two weeks ago, and will be departing for Warsaw and Gdansk, Poland next Monday. The Nursing group embarked on a four-day tour in the region of Geneva, Switzerland, where they visited the International Red Cross Museum and ventured into the French Alps. One Honors group spent a week in Berlin studying representations of identity in journalism, and the other enjoyed a four-day tour in the Netherlands on the theme of the Dutch economic golden age. For our summer students (as for all MUDECers before them), Luxembourg is their home, and Europe is their campus.
MUDEC has also welcomed several visitors from Oxford, including Dean Jenny Darroch of the Farmer School of Business, Dean Jason Lane of the College of Education, Health and Society, Dean Beena Sukumaran of the College of Engineering and Computing, and Vice President Cristina Alcade from the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion. A delegation from the city of Oxford, Ohio has planned to visit Differdange later this summer to celebrate the two towns’ status of “Sister Cities.” With such vibrant programs and so many strong partnerships, the future looks bright for students from all academic backgrounds at MUDEC.
Nursing students at the Chateau Dean Darroch with students Deans Lane and Sukumaran plus MUDEC at Lux Learning Center
Left to Right: Nursing students at the Château; Dean Darroch with students; Deans Lane and Sukumaran with MUDEC group at Lux Learning Center
Echternach hopping procession
On June 7, students were able to observe the Echternach Hopping Procession, a uniquely Luxembourgish tradition recognized by UNESCO. Each year on the Tuesday after Whit Monday, Luxembourgers process through the town of Echternach in a distinctive hopping step. The event had been canceled due to COVID in both 2020 and 2021, and came back with a bang this summer with nearly 7,000 attendees!

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