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  • Locations: Mainz, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 03/07/2021 TBA TBA
Program Description:

Journalism Study Abroad
Podcasting on the Rhine

Johannes Gutenberg University
Mainz, Germany

May 15 - June 5, 2020
Program Description:  The University of Memphis Journalism Department invites you to apply for a unique opportunity to study abroad in Mainz, Germany. Earn three hours of journalism credits for the three-week course  "Podcasting on the Rhine." Dr. Robert Byrd will be teaching this class to German journalism students at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. Four spots have been allocated for University of Memphis students to participate in the course. In addition to class lectures, participants will visit various media and cultural sites in the region, including ZDF Television Network, one of the largest broadcasters in Europe.

There will also be optional weekend trips to the cities and towns of the Rhine River Valley. Mainz itself is the birthplace of the Gutenberg Press and home to a fascinating Gutenberg Museum as well as five universities, which makes the city a thriving university community full of student-packed cafes, shops, and pubs. At the conclusion of the seminar, students are welcome to extend their visit and travel on their own to the great cities of Europe. Berlin, Munich, Paris, and Amsterdam are all an easy train ride from Mainz.

Course Description: This workshop-based course will give both beginner and more experienced students the skills to launch, maintain, and market their own journalistic podcast.
Summer 2019 Program Cost: The program fee includes: The Program fee does not include:
(subject to change)
  • Tuition for 3-credit hours
  • $350 study abroad application fee
  • Housing in Mainz
  • International travel
  • International health insurance
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses and Incidentals
*Please note: We reserve the right to cancel or make changes to the itinerary.
Students will have approximately $2,200 in out-of-pocket expenses to cover round-trip airfare from Memphis to Frankfurt, local transportation expenses (bus), and meals. This is an estimate! You may need more money, depending on your spending habits and final flight costs.

Eligibility and Space Available: There are only four slots for University of Memphis journalism students to participate in this opportunity.  
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