Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program

  • Europa HouseThe May Term in Luxembourg

Admission and Course Credit

The May Term in Luxembourg is not open to students from other schools. Clark University undergraduate students should not have completed their studies prior to the beginning of the May Term. At times, Clark graduate students or students from COPACE can be admitted pending individual arrangements.  In general, the admission criteria include: academic performance (a transcript is required with the application form), reasons for participation, and relevance of the course to the student s academic career. Applicants may be interviewed at the Luxembourg Program Office at Clark University.

Students may not participate if they have received any sanctions, resident life or otherwise, or if they have a probation or sanction history. Enrolled Clark students will receive normal day-college credit (1 full unit).

Tuition Costs, Financial Aid and Scholarships

The program fee is $5,400, the same fee as in 2016!  The amount includes a $200 study program fee charged by the university.

The program fee covers tuition for one course, accommodations, 14 set meals per full week, all field trips and entrance fees associated with a course or official tour, HTH medical (evacuation) insurance (you still have to be covered by a US medical insurance company), and the festive Henry J. Leir Luncheon at Michelin Star Restaurant Lea Linster the day before departure.

NOT INCLUDED: Round trip airfare between Boston and Luxembourg is not included. If you need help purchasing your ticket, we can refer you to an experienced travel agent with whom we have worked in the past to get students to Luxembourg. Other expenses not included in the program fee are passport expenses, books, cellphone expenses (we require that you to have a cellphone that functions in Europe. We can, if needed, loan you a basic cellphone, but you will need to buy a Sim card), personal expenses (for example, students may undertake optional travel and cultural events during their own personal time and at their own risk and expense), and meals from Friday to Sunday evening (no meal plan at our residence on weekends). This listing is not mutually exclusive.

Every student accepted to the program is subsidized by The Leir Charitable Foundations; otherwise, the program fee would be probably around $6,800. Financial aid is also available to academically qualified students on the basis of need.

In addition, for 2017, the program offers up to eight competitive merit-based scholarships, in the amount of $500 each. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, you must be in good academic and social standing, and have an overall GPA of at least 3.60. No formal application needs to be submitted. Students will be selected according to their academic record. Click here for more information on the merit scholarship.

Students can also apply for the new Excellence Through Diversity Scholarships: up to eight scholarships will be offered, each at $500. Through these Diversity Scholarships we will recognize the academic achievement of students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, first-generation college students, students from low income families, and students with a history of overcoming adversity. Students have to send in an essay/explanation why they think they qualify for this scholarship. Click here for more information on this scholarship.

Medical Insurance

All students participating in the program are required to have private medical insurance!

How and When To Apply

General Information for The May Term Program

Applications should be submitted to: Uwe Gertz, Leir Luxembourg Program, Geography Building, First Floor (Entrance next to Main Street), Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01610-1477, tel: 508-793-7634, email: ugertz@clarku.edu.  

PLEASE NOTE: DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE MAY TERM PROGRAM 2017 IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE LUXEMBOURG OFFICE.

Please contact Uwe Gertz at ugertz@clarku.edu if you have any questions!