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UF in Mannheim - MEMS
Mannheim, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer B
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Budget Sheets Summer B
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer B 2018 04/10/2018
04/10/2018 07/03/2018 08/11/2018

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Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement:
Minimum GPA:
Language of Instruction:
English, German
Program Advisor: Aaron Watkins
Type of Credit:
Transfer, UF GPA
UF Course Registration: GER 1104, GER 1120, MEM 3730
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type: UF Sponsored Field of Study: History, Medieval & Early Modern Studies
Program Description:

UF in Mannheim (MEMS)
A Walking Tour of Imperial Europe from the Romans to the Present

Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Summer B: July 3 - August 11, 2018

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About the Program

This Summer B study abroad program explores European cultural history as having been organized around and shaped by imperialism from the Romans to the present. This cultural history includes recent phases when European imperialism has been subsumed by or incorporated in different kinds of nationalisms. The best and worst “nation builders” have been Europeans themselves (and their cultural descendants): “best” in the sense of inventing nations as cultural constructions that are associated in different ways with increasing possibilities and standards of living; “worst” in the sense that nations in their ongoing articulation with imperialism, besides being forcefully imposed on many regions in Europe and throughout the world, have led to the destruction of entire populations and two World Wars. The vision of a united Europe emerged in the twentieth century as a post-national and post-imperial alternative to the destructive imperial underside of nation states. This program takes students on a walking tour of some of the most important cities associated with this imperial, national, and (attempted) post-imperial cultural history of Europe.


The “Walking Tour of Imperial Europe” involves excursions to Trier – with the basilica of Constantine and other ancient buildings – where the Roman Empire first became “Holy”; to Aachen, home of Charlemagne and the Carolingian renovatio of the Roman Empire; to the Free Imperial Cities of Worms and Speyer on the Rhine river with their rich Jewish and Christian cultural heritage, and to other sites of interest in the historical Palatinate; to Nuremberg, where the Holy Roman Empire intersects with Hitler’s infamous “Third Reich”; and, finally, to Strasbourg, straddling the territories of former national rivals Germany and France and current seat of the European Union.

Program includes regional transportation ticket that enables wide-ranging independent regional travel extending from Bavaria to France. Independent travel on the weekends is encouraged!


Develop an appreciation of the Holy Roman Empire-and of the political model of empire more generally-as an alternative political and cultural structure and possibility (i.e. alternative to the model of the national state) that has had a profound impact on European and world history.

Course Information

Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Courses are taught by UF and University of Mannheim Faculty.

MEM3730H: Explorations in the Holy Roman Empire
3 UF GPA credits

MEM4905H: Independent Study
3 UF GPA credits

GER4956H: Introduction to Everyday German
1 transfer credits

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6-7


  • open to all majors
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • students in good standing


Students will be housed in the student dormitories of the University of Mannheim.

About the Location

Mannheim and nearby Heidelberg, located in the Neckar and Rhine river valleys in the historic Palatinate, provide easy access to a wealth of cultural resources that will be explored in program field trips.


Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

2018 Pricing

2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $4,203

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

Universitat MannheimWhat's Included:

Lodging for 6 weeks, 6-7 credits of tution, local transportation, excursions and cultural events, international health insurance, and medical emergency assistance.

What's Not Included:

Most meals, round-trip airfare, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Aaron Watkins

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Will Hasty 


This program is currently not accepting applications.