Trier, the oldest German city, is located near the border with Luxembourg and France, within the important and picturesque Moselle wine region. Trier is known for its well preserved Roman and medieval buildings, many of which have been declared as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Moselle and the Upper Middle-Rhine valleys, with their castles, ruins and vineyards, carry testimony to the rich history from Roman times, through Middle Ages to the present. It’s one of Germany’s most scenic regions.
Morning classes and afternoon activities: mandatory fieldtrips or voluntary sightseeing tours and outings
All day trips to:
Koblenz, Fortress Ehrenbreitstein, , Loreley-Rock, Rhine Valley and Mosel-Valley castles and ruins
Tour of various sites in Trier, Porta Nigra, Basilica of Constantine, Imperial baths, Cathedral, Amphitheater, Museum of the history of Trier, Karl Marx Museum. Sunday and some weekday afternoons free
Trier Oldtown Fest, Moselle river cruise, concerts in the Amphitheater and Old town, Hiking, biking and canoeing, adventure park.
Trier Oldtown Fest, Hiking, biking and canoeing, outings
For the current projected costs for this program, please click on the following link to the Fees for JMU Study Abroad Programs page.
Students will live and study in a modern youth hostel and business meeting center, located at the banks of the Moselle-river, within a short walking distance to Old Town Trier. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.
GER 231/ GER 300 are required prerequisites for students wishing to take the German language course.