Miami University Dolibois European Center
The Miami University Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) was established in 1968, making it one of the oldest and well established study abroad programs in the United States. It has been located in Differdange since 1997. Dean is Dr Thierry Leterre.
Around 100 students enroll in the program each semester, along with around 40 during the summer program. The students are encouraged to engage with the local community and to travel within Europe. They are accommodated by host families, which allows them to experience diversity and life in Differdange.
MUDEC also offers scholarships to Luxembourg-based students to study at Miami University in Ohio.
John E. Dolibois
The center is named after John E. Dolibois, a native of Bonnevoie. Dolibois emigrated to the United States as a boy in 1931 and went on to study at Miami and to serve in the US Army in WWII and was an interrogator of Nazi war criminals during the Nuremberg trials. He later became the United States ambassador to the Grand Duchy. MUDEC was originally located in the capital city and moved to its current location, the chateau in Differdange, in 1997.