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Summer: SHU in Luxembourg
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (Outgoing Program)
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:
Credits per term:
3, 6
Visa/Residence Permit for U.S. Citizens:
Program Description:
SHU in Luxembourg
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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 or 6 credits in a two to four week module.  Regardless of the session(s) you choose, your program includes day trips to local important sites and course excursions to Paris and/or Amsterdam!

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:
  • Session I- Two week session: May 15 - May 29, 2016, three (3) credits
  • Session II- Two week session: May 29 - June 12, 2016, three (3) credits
  • Sessions I and II- Four week session: May 15 - June 12, 2016: six (6) credits
Course Options

Session I - each course is 3 credits
Session II - each course is 3 credits
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, you will have course specific excursions you will attend. Past excursions have included:
  • Skype or Amazon headquarters
  • Boefferding Brewery
  • eBay headquarters
  • Luxembourg Parliament
  • Cathedrals, monuments and other various cultural and historical sites
You will also have the chance to visit other countries as part of the program, including an overnight stay in either Paris or Amsterdam! Session I includes a weekend course excursion to Paris and Session II includes a weekend course excursion to Amsterdam. If you attend both sessions, you will visit both cities!

Itinerary and Program Dates

Summer 2016 dates

Session I
  • Depart US on May 14
  • Arrive in Luxembourg on May 15
  • Depart Paris on May 29
Session II
  • Depart US on May 28
  • Arrive in Luxembourg on May 29
  • Depart Amsterdam on June 12
Sessions I and II
  • Depart US on May 14
  • Arrive in Luxembourg on May 15
  • Depart Amsterdam on June 12

Housing and Meals

Housing is included as part of your study abroad program fees

Jean XXIII Residence

You will stay in the Jean XXIII Residence. Please note, housing placements are randomized.
  • Jean XXIII Residence is a former seminary, located in the same district (called "Kirchberg”) as the Chamber of Commerce where your courses will take place (15 minute walk or short bus ride (one stop only) on bus number 12).
  • The residence is spacious, calm and surrounded by a park. 
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/Amsterdam, on day-long excursions, or free days. There will also be 5 group dinners included. When meals are not included, you will have the opportunity to explore local restaurants, or dine in the cafeterias adjacent to your accommodations.  Upon arrival, a schedule of included meals will be provided.

Luxembourg bus system is modern, safe, comfortable and convenient to use. Basically, all bus lines cross in a city center hub called "Hamilius”. Stanislas, your program director, will provide you with bus passes, appropriate info and will walk you (drive with you) through the system. Students staying at Youth Hostel will use bus number 9 or 14 to get to the city (2 stops only) and then will take bus to "Kirchberg” district, where the Chamber of Commerce is located (3 stops only). Total travel time, including walking to and between bus stops, is about 30 minutes. There are several bus lines of choice (number 13, 1, 7 or 16, 18). Students staying in Jean XXIII Residence can walk to the Chamber of Commerce (15 minute walk). Stanislas will provide you with the map and will show you the way, or alternatively can ride the bus number 12 (one stop only).

SHU in Luxembourg Handbook

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Program Orientation

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. This orientation counts as part of your class credit. 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 2016 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:

Session 1 or 2: Three (3) Credit Course Sequence

Part-time SHU tuition rate (3 credits) - $1800
Accommodations/Program fee* -$2900
Registration fee - $115

The total billable program cost due to Sacred Heart University is $4815

Sessions I AND II: Six (6) Credit Course Sequence

Part-time SHU tuition rate (6 credits) - $3600
Accommodations/Program fee* - $5800
Registration fee - $115

The total billable program cost due to Sacred Heart University is $9515

Welch Waiver

If you are a College of Business student (at SHU), currently enrolled in The Welch Experience, and have not yet utilized your study abroad tuition credit you are exempt from paying the tuition portion of the program cost ($1,800) when taking one business course.  To repeat, you will ONLY receive the waiver if you are taking a business course.
  • *Accommodation/program/confirmation fee includes: Program orientation, local program transportation, housing in shared accommodations, some meals, program excursions, and mandatory basic international health insurance
  • *Accommodation/program/confirmation 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.