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MUDEC Méinden Spring 2021 #3
MUDEC Méinden Spring 2021 #3
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Spring 2021 #3

February 8, 2021

Odds and Ends
  • Notes from Our First Week: Megan Fogarty and Megan Smith
  • Photo Essay: Hannah Sroka
Odds and Ends
Notes from our First Week
Arriving along with 60+ of their classmates, our student communications interns made it their mission to report on their new surroundings when they arrived in Luxembourg. Here are a few of their observations.
Megan Fogarty poses with castle in background

Arriving and Settling In

by Megan Fogarty
Sixty-six students arrived at the MUDEC Château in Differdange, Luxembourg on Monday, January 25. Most students flew into the Luxembourg airport or the Frankfort airport in Germany. The travel process was not an easy one, as a negative COVID test result is required to enter the country. Travel agents at the airport checked documentation thoroughly. Needless to say, students and staff were relieved once everyone arrived complication-free.
The students arrived in two groups from their respective airports and were taken to the Château. Lunch, duck with a side of rice and green beans, was served to the hungry, jetlagged travelers. Students received new SIM cards and information packets. After a tour of the Château, students waited for their host families to pick them up and bring them to their home for the next four months!
Students live in varying cities. Some have a short commute, just a few minutes' walk through Differdange. Other students commute by train from the city. Host families provide an immersive experience for students. Many students ate dinner with their family the first night and learned about their family’s culture, history and background.
After visiting sites around Luxembourg and completing an integration program, students started classes on Thursday, January 28. Although travel and excursions are uncertain this semester, MUDEC staff, teachers and students are excited and ready for their semester in Luxembourg!
Megan Smith

Touring Luxembourg

by Megan Smith
As students arrived in Luxembourg during integration week, they were able to see some exciting locations. We visited the WWII memorial cemeteries, Luxembourg City, and Vianden Castle with faculty tour guides.
Luxembourg is home to many beautiful cities for students to explore. Their first weekend, students were able to ride the train, tram and bus to explore the numerous cities
Luxembourg City was a popular destination among students. A walking tour around the city showed off the architecture and intricate streets. The Luxembourg City museum exhibits the history of Luxembourg, which allowed students to learn more about their new host country. The Contemporary Art museum also remains open and includes a view of the city.
Students also had the opportunity to walk along Grand Rue and see all the shops and bakeries. Although it was a rainy weekend, many enjoyed exploring Esch, Luxembourg University, and Differdange. Being able to walk through the cities, taking in the new sights with new friends made for an exciting first weekend here in Luxembourg. Although travel had been halted that weekend, that didn’t stop MUDEC students from getting out and enjoying our host country.
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Photo Essay: Hannah Sroka

MUDEC student intern Hannah Sroka created a photo essay of her first days at MUDEC. We've included a sneak peek below, but be sure to click the button for the full story behind the photos!
Read More: MUDEC Spring Semester Begins with Travel, Reflection
Team Belvaux poses with masks and gloved hands to make eyeglasses around their eyes
Team Belvaux at Top-Optic
A view from Echternach, overlooking Germany
Echternach, overlooking Germany
Students outside Schengen Museum of Europe
Schengen Museum of Europe
German Cemetery
German Cemetery
Château & Administrative Hours
Winter view of the Château de Differdange, where Miami's Luxembourg campus, the John E. Dolibois European Center, often abbreviated to MUDEC, is located

Château Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00-22:00

Friday:                     8:00-17:00
Saturday, Sunday: Open variable hours;                                     students, please                                           check Canvas

Administrative Hours
Monday-Friday:  8:30-12:30

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