Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program

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General Information for The May Term Program

Admission and Course Credit

The May Term in Luxembourg is open to all college students in the US whose studies have not been completed prior to the beginning of the May Term. 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 will 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.  Students from colleges other than Clark and Holy Cross have to provide a statement from their Dean of Student’s Office that they are not on, or have a history of, any kind of social sanction. Enrolled Clark students will receive normal day-college credit (1 full unit). Students from other schools must make arrangements to have credits transferred to their home institution (1 Clark unit is equivalent to 4 credits).

Tuition Costs, Financial Aid and Scholarships

The program fee for students from Clark University and The College of the Holy Cross is $5,400. The amount includes a $200 study abroad fee by the university. Since only students from Clark and Holy Cross can be subsidized by Clark through The Henry J. Leir Charitable Foundations, the fee for students from other schools is $6,600.
The fee includes 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), transportation to/from Findel airport to our residence in Remich, 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 suggest 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 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.
As already mentioned, every student accepted to the program will be subsidized by The Leir Charitable Foundations. Financial aid is also available to academically qualified students on the basis of need.
In addition, for 2016, the program offers four to six 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. For information on the scholarships, click here.

Medical Insurance

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

How and When to Apply

An application form may be found on the overleaf of the May Term brochure or can be downloaded from this website as of end of September. Applicants should submit the completed application with required transcript no later than January 27, 2016.

Holy Cross students should submit their applications to: Yolanda Youtsey, History Department 383 O’Kane Hall, The College of the Holy Cross, tel. 508-793-2465, e-mail: .

Clark and all other students should submit their applications to: Uwe Gertz, Leir Luxembourg Program, LEEP Center, Clark University 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610-1477, tel. 508-793-7634; e-mail: Ugertz@clarku.edu


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