Mayen is a city of approximately 22,000 people, surrounded by areas of great scenic beauty and historical interest. Located in Germany’s Rhine Valley not far from Cologne, Bonn and Koblenz, it is only a short distance from France, Belgium, and Holland.

Mayen quickly becomes a home away from home for students, and they readily develop personal relationships as they live with host families and experience daily life in Germany.  On the weekends, students can visit famous cities in Germany and neighboring countries.

During the five weeks in Mayen, daily classes are augmented by excursions to sites of local and regional interest. Students spend the sixth week traveling across Germany to the larger cities of Jena, Weimar, Dresden, and Berlin.