The Mayor of Oxford Bill Snavely, his wife Kay Snavely and the Oxford City Manager Douglas Elliott visited during the festivities of Luxembourg’s National Day in June, celebrating with four other sister-cities of Differdange. Over this past summer, four Miami University Deans and a Vice President visited the Center, and all of them agreed that MUDEC and Luxembourg have a lot to offer Miami University students, faculty, and staff. This opens totally new perspectives for MUDEC to allow even more students to take advantage of a opportunities in Luxembourg to study, research, or intern.
We are very proud and thankful to have been mentioned in various recent university-wide messages: President Crawford commented on the MUDEC achievements in his latest address, and Zeb Baker, Director of the Miami Honors College mentioned the study abroad program that we do now in Luxembourg with them in winter term and in summer session.
And who had this absolutely magnificent idea to hire Stephanie Shaheen? Differdange definitely rocks for the moment with Gerard Zens and Elisabeth DaSilva at the international school (EIDE), Christiane Brassel-Rausch and Tom Ulveling at the Differdange City Hall, and Stephanie and myself here at MUDEC being excellent teams.
In this spirit, we look forward to another great academic year with very likely even more students to arrive in Luxembourg, and many reasons to celebrate. In October 2022, we will celebrate 25 years of presence in Differdange and look forward to the next big event in October 2023—the 55th anniversary of the Miami University program in Luxembourg! And the next Fourth of July will be coming soon, so we continue to have lots of occasions to celebrate MUDEC, its students, its faculty, its staff, its alumni, its host parents, its friends and...
There is so much more to say, but simply let me say to all of you...THANK YOU!
The newsletter will resume publication in August with the arrival of our new students.