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  • Locations: Mainz, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program: Study Abroad Housing Options: Apartment, Residence Hall
Area of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, economics, Education, European Studies, Film, Geography, Geology, German, History, International Studies, Mathematics & Statistics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Theater/Drama, Womens Studies Language of Instruction: German
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Program Description:
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Founded in 1959, the Middlebury School in Germany provides students with the opportunity to experience one of two diverse sites. By studying and living alongside their German peers, students have the unique chance to improve their German while choosing courses from the entire academic curriculum.

A 30-min train ride from Frankfurt will take you to Mainz, City of Science (2011) and one of the World Wine Capitals located in one of Germany's most renowned wine producing regions. As capital of the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz boasts a 2,000-year history--from the Romans to medieval Christendom to modern Germany, a history that is evident throughout the city.

If you follow the city's cobblestone streets bustling with life, you'll pass by the cathedral, walk by 18th-century palaces, may step into highly specialized museums, choose to see a performance at one of the six theaters, enjoy local produce and goodies at the open-air markets and shop in vibrant neighborhoods rebuilt after World War II. Since Mainz is the heart of the 'Rhein-Main-Gebiet,' one of Germany's main cultural and economic centers, major newspapers, radio- and TV-stations have their offices here, among them the headquarters of the ZDF. A short train-ride takes you either to Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse, or Frankfurt, where international companies and banks do business within the vicinity of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.  For the student who is fascinated by history, architecture, German culture, and life in a city catering to a student population of 36,000, Mainz offers a wealth of opportunities. Situated on the Rhine river, the city blends both rural and urban worlds. The combination of its unique local culture, characterized by openness, humor, and sociability with its easy-to-navigate setting make it the obvious choice for students who want to quickly and effectively immerse themselves in the local communities.

Due to the high standard of living and countless cultural events and festivals that take place year-round, Mainz and its university, the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, attract approximately 36,000 students who enjoy all that the university, city, and region have to offer.



Middlebury School in Germany

Founded in 1959, the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in Germany provides students with the opportunity to experience one of two diverse sites. By studying and living alongside their German peers, students have the unique chance to improve their German while choosing courses from the entire academic curriculum.

Once you step off the plane at Frankfurt Airport, a 30-min train ride will take you to Mainz, City of Science (2011) and one of the World Wine Capitals located in one of Germany's most renown wine producing regions. As capital of the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz, Mainz boasts a 2,000-year history--from the Romans to medieval Christendom to modern Germany, a history that is evident throughout the city.


If you follow the city's cobblestone streets bustling with life, you'll pass by the cathedral, walk by 18th-century palaces, may step into highly specialized museums, choose to see a performance at one of the six theaters, enjoy local produce and goodies at the open-air markets and shop in vibrant neighborhoods rebuilt after World War II. Since Mainz is the heart of the 'Rhein-Main-Gebiet,' one of Germany's main cultural and economic centers, major newspapers, radio- and TV-stations have their offices here, among them the headquarters of the ZDF. A short train-ride takes you either to Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse, or Frankfurt, where international companies and banks do business within the vicinity of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.  For the student who is fascinated by history, architecture, German culture, and life in a city catering to a student population of 36,000, Mainz offers a wealth of opportunities. Situated on the Rhine river, the city blends both rural and urban worlds. The combination of its unique local culture, characterized by openness, humor, and sociability with its easy-to-navigate setting make it the obvious choice for students who want to quickly and effectively immerse themselves in the local communities.

Due to the high standard of living and countless cultural events and festivals that take place year-round, Mainz and its university, the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, attract approximately 36,000 students who enjoy all that the university, city, and region have to offer.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winter-Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.