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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 the School of Professional Studies can be admitted pending individual arrangements. Enrolled Clark students will receive normal day-college credit (1 full unit).

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. The Luxembourg Program reserves the right to not accept applicants who are currently on conduct sanctions at Clark, including disciplinary or academic probation, and/or students who have a history of sanctions, including verbal, written, or disciplinary warnings, probation, and/or suspension.

Program Fee

after The Leir Foundation subsidy


The program fee covers tuition for one course, room and board, all meals Monday through Friday, all field trips and entrance fees associated with a course or official tours, GeoBlue medical (evacuation) insurance (you still have to be covered by a U.S. medical insurance company), and the festive Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Luncheon at Michelin Star Restaurant Lea Linster the day before departure.

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Leir, every student accepted to the program is subsidized by The Leir Foundation. As a result of this subsidy, instead of the projected actual cost of approximately $7,300, all students pay only $5,100. In addition, students on need-based financial aid at Clark receive an additional, individually calculated, discounted program fee from the Leir Luxembourg Program. Students may also be eligible for our scholarships.

Medical Insurance

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

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/visa expenses, books, cellphone expenses (we require that you 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 Saturday to Sunday evening (no meal plan at our residence on weekends). This listing is not mutually exclusive.

Contact Information

Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Luxembourg Program