Study abroad for two weeks or a full semester!
- Get a paid internship with one of the world's most prestigious television networks.
- Build a resumé that will turn heads.
- Stand out from the crowd.
- Experience the legendary Rhineland.
- Have the time of your life.
The m3 + zdf exchange program offers U.S. and German university students the unique
opportunity to study journalism and related fields in advanced and challenging academic
environments. Just as important, students gain first-hand insights into the culture
of the guest country while at the same time improving their practical work and language
skills. In a highly competitive, globalized economy, the study/work abroad experience
and a second language have quickly become a requirement for career success and mobility.
If you've ever dreamed of living or working in Europe, learning German makes a lot
of sense. It is the official language in three countries (Germany, Austria, and Lichtenstein)
and one of the official languages in three others (Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg).
More than 120 million Europeans speak it as their first language, in parts of northern
Italy and western France, for example, and throughout much of eastern Europe.
U.S. students take classes for two weeks or for one or two semesters at the University
of Mainz, Mainz University of Applied Sciences, or Wiesbaden University of Applied
Sciences. Provided requirements are met, students studying for a semester may begin
a 4- to 8-week paid internship at nearby ZDF, one of Europe's largest TV broadcasters.
German students study at the University of Memphis or Ball State University for one
year or one semester with the possibility of a follow-up internship at both universities.
These students experience U.S. campus life and its academic challenges, and take away
with them a sense of the complexity and diversity of American society. Please click here for the latest information.
For Memphis students
Requirements: Students should take at least three German classes, or their equivalent,
before going, and they must be in good academic standing with the University of Memphis.
Costs: Regular U.S. tuition paid to parent university; housing in Mainz (approx. 200-250
euro/month); German university enrollment fee (approx. 160 euro/semester). For more
details, click here.
Credit: Transferable to U.S. universities
Scholarships: University of Memphis
ZDF: Application for an internship at ZDF should be made at the end of your first
academic term. Acceptance is contingent on meeting all ZDF requirements.
Resources: The Medienhaus Mainz is a new audiovisual center serving institutions in
the Mainz region. It houses the Media Design Department of the Mainz University of
Applied Sciences; Mainz University's Institute of Film Science, Campus TV and Open
Channel Mainz studios; and mediaman, a commercial online agency affiliated with the
Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences.
Additional Support: The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt and its public affairs arm, the