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University of Mannheim

University of Mannheim Exchange Program - Mannheim, Germany

Program Description
Salem State University and the University of Mannheim have an exchange agreement where they send their students to us to study and Salem, and then you go and study in Mannheim!

GPA: 2.0
Language Requirements: German or English proficiency
Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: March 15 application to Salem State Study Abroad, April 30 apply to Mannheim U.
Spring Semester: September 15 application to Salem State Study Abroad, October 31 apply to Mannheim U.

Programs Offered 
Summer term: 3 weeks 
Fall/Spring Semester
Academic Year at the University of Mannheim

You will apply to one of the following faculties, and take courses offered within the faculty:

*Up-to-date course catalogs will be available a few weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Salem State Application Process for Mannheim
Step 2: After you login, use the advanced search for the program and click "apply." You will need to complete the following online:
- Budget Sheet to be completed and signed by Study Abroad Coordinator and by Financial Aid Advisor
- Complete a Medical Questionnaire
- Answer questions for the Personal Statement
- 2 Letters of Recommendation from faculty (can be completed online)
- Upload your transcript
Step 3: Come to the Study Abroad Office for an additional Mannheim Exchange application, complete the packet, and return it to the Study Abroad Office.
Step 4: You will be contacted by the Study Abroad Coordinator to schedule an in person interview with CIE and with a Professor Duclos-Orsello.
Step 5: If your interview was successful, then you will be nominated to the program by the Study Abroad Office
Step 6: You will complete an online application for the University of Mannheim. Further instructions will be sent via email.

Salem State Tuition
Out-of-pocket costs: Flight, room, board, and any additional personal spending

Financial Aid can be applied!

Scholarship Application
After being admitted to the University of of Mannheim (must receive an acceptance letter), you can apply for the Baden-W├╝rttemberg-STIPENDIUM for Higher-education Students scholarship.
Fall Semester: Due March 31
Spring Semester: Due October 15

Where is Mannheim?
In western Germany centrally located in Europe with easy access to France, Switzerland, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, and Poland; all within 6 hours! (Paris is only 3 hours away!). Mannheim is an old, European university town. The main university building (where you will take classes) is a Baroque palace! Mannheim is a bit larger than Salem, but very much the same in terms of scale and scope. Lots to do and yet manageable in size.

What if I don't speak German?
You can sign up for courses taught in English in a variety of majors. You can also take a German language course to improve your language skills.

Can I take courses that count at SSU? 
Absolutely! Most majors and minors will fit. This partnership is with Mannheim's School of Humanities. Courses are offered in most of the same areas as SSU. You can complete a major or minor in American Studies while at Mannheim. Preference for this program is given to those who are majoring or minoring in American Studies.

For more information, contact the study abroad office at or Prof. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello at 
Salem State University Study Abroad Office