We offer several courses especially designed for exchange students and German students who want to make their studies a more interdisciplinary and international experience.


Beyond Clichés – German and International Students in Intercultural Exchange [winter term]


“Please continue to offer this course! It will be a great supplement to the regular course of studies for any student in Mainz by nurturing intercultural proficiency, understanding and tolerance. Our generation benefits and struggles with the burden and blessing of globalisation, therefore I think that this course is a chance for anyone to get a glimpse of the required skills connected to living in a thriving global community.”

(Participant's feedback from Winter 2017/2018)


Beyond Clichés is an exceptional and cross-disciplinary course where you develop your skills in successful intercultural communication and experience Mainz as an international team. You get to know fellow students from Mainz and abroad.

For more information please visit the Beyond Clichés page as well as JOGU-StINe.


CRiSS – Contemporary Research in Social Science [summer term]

Gender, UFOS and Champagne Football

In an interdisciplinary lecture series, members of the Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media and Sports present their current research projects and provide insight into their research activities.A great variety of topics is covered each summer.

Everybody is Welcome!

The lectures are held in English to also enable an international exchange - with international students as well as visiting researchers.

Lecture series: Wednesdays 6pm, 2 ECTS

With accompanying blended-learning tutorial for exchange students: Wednesdays, 4pm, 5 ECTS

Find out more on our website.



The Social Scientist’s View of Germany [winter term]

Course description

Students of the social sciences from all over the world taking part in this seminar (5 ECTS) will get the opportunity to view Germany from various perspectives within the social sciences. The seminar will provide insights into a wide range of topics related to German society, politics, media and culture.

The lecturers, who are social scientists themselves, will teach and discuss different perspectives on the multiple course topics. Within the seminar‘s interdisciplinary approach students are encouraged to contribute by actively sharing their views on the topics at hand as the seminar’s concept is a highly interactive one.

For more information please visit JOGU-StINe.



Tutorial – Techniques of Academic Work within the German University Context [winter term]

Course description

The tutorial (3 ECTS) introduces students from abroad to the techniques of academic work within the German university context. By attending this tutorial students will be able to meet the formal requirements concerning literature research, oral presentations and term papers which are also very useful for other courses they will attend while studying at the JGU Mainz.

For more information please visit JOGU-StINe.



Courses by Israel professor Yossi David

Additionally, students can elect to attend courses by Isreal professor Yossi David.

The courses will be held in English and are open to all students of JGU.

See his website as well as JOGU-StINe for further information.



A Global History of Human Rights

By historicizing the development of human rights discourse and practice, this course aims to shed light on the current challenges facing the global efforts to obtain and protect human rights.This course is suitable for students of history, international relations, policy, political science, and those more broadly interested in the topic

For more information please visit JOGU-StINe.