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Summer: SHU in Luxembourg
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
 Minimum Class Standing:
Rising Sophomore
 Minimum SHU Suggested GPA:
Good academic standing
 Open to Visiting Students:
 Visiting Student Minimum Suggested GPA:
 Language of Instruction:
 Housing Options:
 Credits per term:
3, 6
 Visa/Residence Permit for U.S. Citizens:
Program Description:
SHU in Luxembourg
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

*Program subject to change and based on sufficient enrollment

leftLocated at the crossroads of Germanic and Latin cultures, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a landlocked country bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany.  It is the only Grand Duchy in the world and is the second smallest of the European Union member states. Though too small for its full name to fit on most European maps, pint-sized Luxembourg — only 2586 sq. km — is wonderfully diverse, filled with lush highlands and valleys in the north and ancient forested landscape to the east.  With a strategic location at the heart of Western Europe, more natural beauty than you might expect in given its size, and as one of the top three richest countries in the world, Luxembourgers enjoy a very high standard of living. Luxembourg has a lot of charm and its people are justifiably proud of their country.  The nation's motto, “Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn” (We want to remain what we are), underlines the uniqueness of Luxembourg. 

Luxembourg City is the cultural, political, and social heart of the country.  Not only is it the country's capital, it is also one of the three capitals of the European Community (the other two being Strasbourg and Brussels).  Luxembourg City is cosmopolitan city and at the center of a thriving banking and corporate community.  Not only that, the city is surrounded by magnificent historical fortifications classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The City of Luxembourg is served by an efficient network of buses and the main center of the city is very compact and eminently walkable.  It is also a perfect location for day trips to France and Germany via train.

rightThe SHU in Luxembourg program is housed in the Chamber of Commerce, right in the heart of the financial district of the city.  The campus was established in 1991 as a SHU MBA site, and now also hosts SHU’s undergraduate summer study abroad program. You will be taught either by SHU faculty from our Fairfield campus or with European faculty who reside in Luxembourg City.

Program Description

This is your chance to study abroad at Sacred Heart University Luxembourg, a well-established campus in the heart of the European Union.  This summer program will provide you with a comprehensive experience combining historical and business site-visits and course instruction.  You will have the option to take 3 credits (either a business course or a humanities course), or 6 credits (one business course and one humanities course) in a two or three week module.  Regardless of the session(s) you choose, your program includes day trips to local important sites and to the surrounding countries of France and Germany!

Please browse the links below for further information or contact the SHU Office of Global Affairs.

Course Information 3 right

Courses are open to students of ALL MAJORS!

Each summer, SHU in Luxembourg offers both humanities and business courses so no matter your discipline you can take advantage of this unique program.  Each course includes local site visits that will give you the opportunity to learn firsthand the lessons and theories of the classroom.  There are three program options from which to choose:
  • Option 1- Three week study abroad May 18 - June 8, 2013 six (6) credits
If you choose this option you will take one course during session 1 (weeks 1 & 2) and another course during session 2 (weeks 2-3).  There will be an overlap of the 2 courses during the second week of the program
  • Option 2- Two week study abroad May 18 - June 2, 2013, three (3) credits
  • Option 3- Two week study abroad May 25 - June 8, 2013, three (3) credits
Course Descriptions

Session 1 (weeks 1-2)
Session 2 (weeks 2-3) Course Credit

Some classes do have prerequisites; please see course description for more information.  This course(s) will count towards your general graduation total.  This course(s) will also factor into your cumulative Grade Point Average (course is not available for Pass/Fail).


In addition to taking classes, local field trips and community-based projects will give you the opportunity learn firsthand the lessons and theories of the classroom..  Past excursions have included:
  • Skype or Amazon headquarters
  • Boefferding Brewery
  • Cathedrals, monuments and other various cultural and historical sites
Because of Luxembourg’s close proximity to France and Germany, you will also have the chance to visit two other countries as part of the program, including an overnight stay in Paris!  These excursions include:
  • Weekend trip to Paris
  • Day trip to Trier, Germany
  • Day trip to Metz, France
Itinerary and Program Dates

Summer 2014 dates:

Option 1 / Session 1: May 18 – June 2, 2014
May 17: Depart the U.S.
May 18: Arrive in Luxembourg City
June 2: Depart Luxembourg City

Option 2 / Session 2: May 25 – June 8, 2014
May 24: Depart the U.S.
May 25: Arrive in Luxembourg City
June 8: Depart Luxembourg City

Option 3 /Sessions: 1 & 2  May 18 – June 8, 2014
May 17: Depart the U.S.
May 18: Arrive in Luxembourg City
June 8: Depart Luxembourg City

Paris excursion: May 31 - June 1, 2014

A sample program itinerary from summer 2013 can be viewed here.  Please note, the itinerary is subject to change.

Housing and Meals

Housing is included as part of your study abroad program fees

Your housing while on the program will be in a clean, modern hostel or guest house in the City Center of Luxembourg.  You'll have easy access to campus and other activities.  Most bedrooms hold between 3-6 students and include a bathroom with shower.  The bedrooms are small and modest, yet adequate for the purpose of resting.  There are also common areas with Internet access, as well as a areas for socializing, eating, and studying.  Please note, Housing placements are randomized..  For more information please view the websites of the two housing options: Luxembourg Youth Hostel and La Coque.

Some meals are included as part of your study abroad program fees

On most days, one group meal will be included in your program fees.  This meal is usually lunch.   Exceptions include when in Paris, on day-long excursions, or free days.  When meals are not included  you will have the opportunity to explore local restaurants, or dine in the cafeterias ajacent to your accomodations.  Upon arrival, a schedule of included meals will be provided.

SHU in Luxembourg Handbook

You may also view the SHU in Luxembourg Handbook for further information about living in Luxembourg.

Program Orientation

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation.  During this orientation, further details about the course and program details will be discussed.  The pre-departure orientation will be conducted in late April.

Program Cost

Summer 2014 Program Costs

Confirmation fee: You will be asked to submit a non-refundable $250 confirmation fee payable to “Sacred Heart University” two weeks after your approval to study abroad on a SHU Office of Global Affairs program.

Billable program costs: The Sacred Heart University Student Accounts office will bill you for the following amounts:

OPTION #1: Three (3) Credit Course Sequence

Part-time SHU tuition rate (3 credits) - $1590
Accommodations/Program fee* - $1365
Registration fee - $100

The total billable program cost due to Sacred Heart University is $3055

OPTION #2: Six (6) Credit Course Sequence

Part-time SHU tuition rate (6 credits) - $3180
Accommodations/Program fee* - $1365
Registration fee - $100

The total billable program cost due to Sacred Heart University is $4645

Welch Waiver

If you are a SHU College of Business Welch Experience students, and have not yet used your study abroad tuition credit you can complete the Welch Waiver, which exempts you from paying the tuition portion of the program cost ($1,590) when taking one business course. To take advantage of the waiver program you will need to complete the Welch Waiver application, have it signed by Director of the Welch Experience, and then return the application to the Office of Global Affairs.

*ACCOMMODATIONS / PROGRAM / CONFIRMATION / STUDY ABROAD FEE INCLUDES: Program orientation, local program transportation, housing in shared accommodations, some meals, program excursions, and mandatory basic international health insurance

ACCOMMODATIONS / PROGRAM / CONFIRMATION / STUDY ABROAD FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Travel to/from host country, some meals, major medical insurance, visa/resident permit fees, and all personal expenses

Please speak with Financial Assistance  to determine how your aid package will apply towards studying abroad.

Additional expenses

Please review the program Budget Sheet for an estimated budget worksheet, including potential expenses outside the billable program cost.

Financial Aid

Sacred Heart Students – Many Sacred Heart University scholarships and grants will apply towards SHU-affiliated programs.  You are welcome to contact Financial Assistance  regarding loan opportunities and outside scholarships.

Visiting Students – If you receive a financial aid package from your home institution, please check with your Study Abroad/Financial Aid Office to find out if it may be used for this program.  Upon request, the Office of Global Affairs may provide your institution with the necessary documentation to support the transfer of aid.  Please note that Sacred Heart University will not process financial aid for visiting students.


Scholarships are a great way to support the cost of your study abroad experience.  In an effort to encourage you to study abroad, and to make a study abroad experience more accessible, the SHU Office of Study Abroad prepared a list of scholarships and financial resources.  Please note that this is not a conclusive list but it will help you start your search process.  The OGA encourages you to apply and take advantage of as many relevant scholarship opportunities as possible.

For more information about this program, please contact the Office of Global Affairs.

This program is currently not accepting applications.