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Partage.lu Christmas Campaign

We at Partage.lu have recently started our annual Christmas campaign offering you the chance to make a difference. At Partage.lu we work with capacity building and helping the most vulnerable in Africa, South America and India. We all know that heroes need help sometimes, and this season we are one of them. With each donation given in your name or someone else, you will receive a giftcard which you can plant in a flowerpot or your garden. Come spring time and you will see flowers sprouting as a reminder of your help securing better conditions for the vulnerable during this holiday season. Your support can be contributed to one of the following initatives: 100€  To support the construction of wells and fountains in Kenya (Mention: Don wells Kenya) 50€ Contribution to the health campaign in Cameroon (Mention: Cameroon health campaign) 50€  To support the indigenous people of Brazil (Mention: Donation indigenous Brazil) 125€ Contribution to a 6 month lunch mealplan for the youth in Guatemala (Mention: Don Guatemala) 75€ Contribution to allocating seeds for the families in Congo (Mention: Donation Semences Congo) ...€  Contribute to either or all initiative with your own amount of donation The how to: Choose a solidarity gift  from the list above Transfer  the amount of the selected solidarity gift to the Fondation Partage Luxembourg account: CCPL IBAN LU74 1111 1261 0097 0000.  Do not forget to write which cause you wish to donate the solidarity gift gift to on the transfer. We will send you a “donation card” by mail. On this "donation card", you can insert the name of the person who will receive your solidarity gift and place it under the Christmas tree. The “donation card” is made up of seeded paper, that is, two thin layers of paper between which there are seeds. This "donation card" is made to be planted. If you make your transfer before December 17th, we guarantee that you will receive the "donation card" before Christmas. You will automatically receive a donation certificate (approximately 5 to 6 weeks after receipt of the donation). Your donation is tax deductible . For more information, feel free to browse our website and to reach out on socials. Quick access to website: bit.ly/3r91z2Y 

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5 Tips on What It Means To Study in Luxembourg

Luxembourg may be a small country on the map but its world is as vast as it could get. Over here, you are blessed with an environment culturally beautiful and distinct, a lifestyle utterly urbane, and bountiful of natural giveaways. Due to it being sandwiched between Belgium, France, and Germany, it has gleaned a lot from their cultures and has intermingled the takeaways with its own to offer a blend so exquisite in its own way. No wonder it is a postcard-perfect country for anyone who visits it. That being said, I wonder whether you knew that Luxembourg has an excellent Higher Education System. It is highly diverse and attracts students from all over the world. Most Luxembourgish universities are highly coveted in the region and have associations with the world’s best. So, if you want to experience something rich, beautiful, and intellectual, then Luxembourg makes up for a good choice. But, I cannot let you decide without giving you more inputs on what awaits you. Luxembourg may be a welcoming country but it has its own system you must take note of. I have noted down a few of those things you should know about studying in Luxembourg. 1.Highly subsidized education Exorbitant tuition fees are a common feature in European universities. However, Luxembourg offers huge relief to its students through a highly systematic subsidized higher education system. A typical tuition fee falls between €200 to €400 per semester. Moreover, there is a gradual reduction in the tuition fee with every semester. There is, however, discretion granted to universities to determine their respective fee structure for students coming from outside the European Union, but this is to be expected as those from European Union are extended concessionary treatment. 2. Top Universities in Luxembourg There are a number of universities you can consider attending. The country’s most prestigious universities are, however, the University of Luxembourg, Sacred Heart University, and Lunex University. Other universities of great repute include the BBI Luxembourg, Cass Institute, United Business Institute, and Luxembourg School of Business. All of these universities are internationally recognized and have been designated as world-class centers of education. This is evident from the fact that it is part of Bologna’s Process that is in itself a stamp of excellence on institutions. 3.The language will most likely not be a problem Another woe of international students is the language. Fortunately, you will not find many problems in Luxembourg. Over here, there are 3 official languages namely, German, French, and Luxembourgish. All of these languages are very commonly used in local life. However, lately, many universities have revised their coursework and begun administering it in English. This change has drawn significant attention from students across the globe and has contributed to the rise in the number of applications every year. 4.Scholarship opportunities No matter how much subsidized the tuition fees are, Luxembourg is not necessarily an inexpensive country. You may want to cut down on your expenses through several means, and scholarships are of course popularly opted for. While there are universities that offer their own scholarship schemes to applicants, there is a handful offered by the government. Of course, the coverage will vary from one scheme to another, so you will need to do research. A few scholarships offered are John Monash Scholarships, Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, and Education Future International Scholarship. 5.The overall cost of living Keeping aside the tuition fee, there is quite a sum you will shell out every month on the necessities. Monthly rent for a single room apartment can cost you up to €1200. However, many universities provide for their respective accommodation facilities and rent them out to students. These accommodation facilities are less expensive and can cost up to €600. Public transport is free for everyone and is highly accessible so you can cross the transportation costs except when you are traveling first-class. Healthcare costs may add up but it is advised that you come along with health insurance to minimize the financial burden. Also, prefer eating indoors. Cook your meals and save tons of money because eating out is generally not inexpensive in the country.

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Schooling options in Luxembourg City

If you relocate to Luxembourg with kids, you will probably need to find an international school, where classes are taught in English. Here is a list of international schools in Luxembourg that you should consider for your children. St. George’s International School, Luxembourg  St George’s International School offers an English curriculum to over 850 students of 60 different nationalities. The school educates pupils aged from 3 years to 18+ years. It follows the British curricula: A-Levels, IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), the National Curriculum for England, and has received accreditation from the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). The school is located near the City Centre, in Hamm.  International School of Luxembourg  The International School of Luxembourg offers classes in English to 1300 pupils. Campus Geesseknapchen is located in the Hollerich district of Luxembourg City. The school follows the following curricula: Adapted or School-Developed; Curriculum IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education); the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The ICL is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.   Waldorf School of Luxembourg  The Waldorf School of Luxembourg provides multi-lingual education for pupils aged from 4 years to 18 years: pre-school classes are taught in Luxembourgish; primary school is taught in German, French, and English; secondary school classes are in French. The school follows these curricula: the Adapted or School-Developed Curriculum, the National Curriculum for England, and is accredited to offer the French International Baccalaureate Diploma. The school is located in Limpertsberg.  Maria Montessori School, Luxembourg   Maria Montessori School is a French and German nursery and primary school that teaches pupils aged from 4 years to 12 years. It follows the Montessori curriculum and is located in a villa with beautiful grounds in Strassen.  OTR International School  The OTR International School boasts a multicultural environment, with pupils aged from 3 years to 15 years. It follows two curricula: for primary school-the Adapted or School-Developed Curriculum; for secondary school: the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.  The school is situated in Val Ste Croix.  Lycée -International School Michel Lucius  Lycée Michel Lucius is a state school that teaches pupils aged from 4 years to 18 years. Since 2011, the Lycée offers classes in English, where the Luxembourgish state school curriculum is followed. Knowledge of the Luxembourgish language is mandatory. The school is situated in the Limpertsberg district of Luxembourg City.  European School Luxembourg  The school is meant to reflect the multicultural and multilingual structure of the European Union. That is why, at this international school, classes are thought, depending on the section, in English, French, German, Czech, Danish, Greek, Italian, and Hungarian. The curricula followed are the Adapted or School-Developed Curriculum and the European Baccalaureate. The school has two campuses, one in Kirchberg and the other in Mamer.  Lycée Vauban  Lycée Vauban offers classes in French and follows the French National Curriculum. It teaches children ages from 3 years to 18 years. It offers two diplomas, the French Bac and the French Diplôme National de Brevet. The school is situated in Gasperich.

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Guide to setting-up-your-home-in-luxembourg/

Relocating to Luxembourg and setting up a home comes with its challenges. Here are some suggestions to help you with getting your household going. Connect to Internet, television, and telephone If you are renting your accommodation in Luxembourg, the Internet, television, and telephone might already be included in the rent. If that is not the case, you can get a package deal from one of the Luxembourg providers. Bear in mind that it will take a while to get an appointment with a provider. If you know the details of your rental agreement before arriving in Luxembourg, try getting an appointment with a provider before you arrive in the country, just to make sure that you will have Internet when you move in. Electricity, gas, and fuel oil (mazout) You can continue with the providers that the owner or previous tenant has already contracted, or you can engage a different provider. You can choose an electricity provider from this list and a gas provider from this one. In Luxembourg, standard home electrical sockets are 220 volts AC and use the European two-pin plug. Don’t forget to buy an adaptor for the electrical goods you have brought from other countries that have different voltages. You can follow the steps listed on the Creos Luxembourg website on how to get a new electricity or gas supplier. Contact them for emergency services and troubleshooting as well. Bear in mind that many households in Luxembourg do not use natural gas for the heating systems but fuel oil, the so-called mazout. Search online for a mazout company that services your area and can home deliver the fuel oil for you. Water In Luxembourg, tap water is safe to drink. When you move in, contact the Water Service (Service des Eaux) of your municipality (commune) to get a water supply contract. Notify them about your move-in date and the number on the water meter on the date of your move-in. Waste In Luxembourg, waste bins are color-coded: Grey for general waste; Blue for paper waste; Brown or green (depending on your area) for glass; Green or brown (depending on your area) for organic matter. Charges depend on collection frequency and weight. However, you can also recycle glass, paper, plastic, and batteries at public collection stations. Also, for plastic, tins, and cartons, you can sign up with Valorlux, a municipality service that provides recycling bags that will be picked up periodically. Insurance In Luxembourg, health and car insurance is mandatory. Although not mandatory, it is highly advisable to het an elective home insurance as well. Health insurance All Luxembourgish citizens and all residents who are employed or self employed in Luxembourg and their family are covered for basic healthcare through CNS- Luxembourg (The National Health Fund.) EU citizens can use their European Health Insurance Card for emergency treatment. Foriegn residents who do not work in Luxembourg and do not pay for social security need to get private health insurance. Car insurance If you live in Luxembourg, it is mandatory to have car insurance for your vehicle, called Responsabilité Civile auto, which intervenes when you are involved in an accident that resulted in damages to a third party. There are two types of car insurance: • Third-Party Insurance (Assurance au tiers)– the basic insurance, which intervenes when you are involved in an accident that resulted in damages to a third party. • A Complete Insurance (Assurance tous risques) or Casco- covers you in cases of accidents, fire, ice, theft, and damage to the car. Home insurance Building insurance is not mandatory in Luxembourg. However, for your protection, it is advisable to buy Home Insurance (Assurance Habitation) to cover you in case of natural disasters (earthquakes, fires, floods), vandalism, theft.

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