Program Details

While in Mainz, students take courses alongside their German peers at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, which attracts approximately 36,000 students who enjoy all that the university, city, and region have to offer.. Middlebury College augments the o
Location:
Mannheim, Germany
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Middlebury College has been sending students to Mainz since 1959. During this time students have been able to live, study, and socialize with Germans and immerse themselves completely in the local culture. The direct enrollment structure of the School in Germany provides students with the opportunity to increase their language abilities through constant interaction with native speakers. Whether spending time with local students in their classes, their colleagues at an internship placement, or with German-speaking dormmates, students use their language in a very real immersion environment.

While in Mainz, students take courses alongside their German peers at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, which attracts approximately 36,000 students who enjoy all that the university, city, and region have to offer.. Middlebury College augments the offerings of the university with special tutorials taught for program students by selected faculty from the university.

Participants in the C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad don’t just study a language—they live it. Many of our students major in disciplines other than foreign languages, yet all bring a level of proficiency that supports their commitment to language and cultural immersion. They sign and honor the Middlebury Language Pledge because they want the greatest possible challenge in a study abroad program and an authentic experience in every respect; academic, social, and even professional. Participants take courses in most subjects, often with host country students, intern or engage in volunteer work, and live with a family or local students. Indeed, at every juncture of their time abroad, students have the chance to "live the language" and immerse themselves in the host culture.
Setting Description:
The city's rapidly changing appearance reflects its history as well as its future. For most of the second half of the twentieth century, Berlin was the fulcrum of a divided Europe. With the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the end of the Cold War, and the reunification of Germany, Berlin continues to play a central role in East-West relations. The new Berlin came into being on November 9, 1989, and is still in the process of being reunited and reconstructed. At the same time, with the relocation of Germany's capital to Berlin, the city is poised to play a leading role in the continuing development of the European Union, particularly its future expansion eastward
Cost:
Semester Tuition (includes health insurance): $13,800. Year Tuition (includes health insurance): $27,600

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