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  • Locations: Mainz, Germany
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Restrictions: GSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** N/A TBA TBA

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Program Type: GSU Program Director: Dr. Reiner Smolinski
Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences Sponsoring Department: English
Credit Type: GSU Credit Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:


"This is, perhaps, one of my greatest take-aways from the Mainz exchange program: a deep, true empathy for those who come the United States and struggle with the language, the customs, and the culture." - Ashley, Fall 2015

Students interested in speaking with program alumni can browse our Alumni Reference Network. The Alumni Reference Network is password-protected and only accessible to GSU students. Please contact the Study Abroad Office at (404) 413-2529 or for the password.

Please click the link for the Mainz University Exchange brochure. (coming soon!)
Please click the link for the Program Description for Medical Evaluations (coming soon!)

The Program: The Department of English at Georgia State University and the American Studies Department at Johannes-Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany have formally agreed to exchange undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members on an annual basis (October - July). Although English majors are preferred, students from all fields are encouraged to apply for 2 semesters of studies in Mainz. At Johannes-Gutenberg Universität, all classes in the  American Studies and English Departments are conducted in English. More than 20 students and faculty have participated in the Mainz-Atlanta Exchange since its inception in 1989. 

Eligibility: Students must be in good academic standing. GPA requirement is 2.5 for undergraduates, 3.0 for graduate students. English majors are preferred, though any major in the College of Arts & Sciences can apply.

*International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404-413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Courses and Credit: Students will earn Georgia State University credit for their courses. 

Accommodations: Contact the Program Director for more information.

Costs: Regular Georgia State University tuition and fees, please see Tuition Rates plus mandatory international medical insurance. Students are responsible for airfare, lodging, food, and personal expenses.

Contact: Dr. Reiner Smolinski, Department of English, College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 404-413-5861