Area of Mainz
Due to its` positioning on the Rhine, Mainz has a mild climate. The average monthly low in the winter is 1 degree Celsius and the average monthly high in the summer is between 18 and 30 degrees Celsius.
Mainz is the capital of the state of Rhineland - Palatinate. It has approximately 200,000 inhabitants in a particularly densely populated area in the heart of Germany. The Rhine - Main area is characterized by a diversity of large businesses and industries which includes many international companies. Due to this economic diversity the Rhine - Main area offers many potential jobs for students during their studies and internships.
The broad spectrum of nationalities amongst employees in the area adds to the internationality of this business region and provides ample opportunities for intercultural integration through federations, clubs and interest groups. He or she who seeks new contacts with those from their native country or from Germany will have no problem finding them in Mainz and its` surrounding area. In general, the inhabitants of Rhine - Hessen and the Rhine Valley are very open and sociable.
Thus, Mainz combines the advantages of a densely populated area with those of a smaller big city. There is an abundance of cultural activities offered and the transportation connections are exceptional. Additionally, one is close to nature and recreation areas in the Rhine Valley, Rhine - Hessen and the forests of the Palatinate at all times.
Mainz is well known for its` ”fifth season - Carnival, which is celebrated from November to the beginning of the catholic period of Lent. Further attractions are the ”three W`s of Mainz - ”Weck (a type of roll), ”Worscht (pork sausage) and ”Woi (wine), which can be enjoyed in many restaurants or at home.
Accommodation in Mainz is hard to find and expensive, but we can offer help by searching accommodation. It is possible to make a reservation for a room in one of the student residences if planned early (rent per month around 130 Euro). Exchanging rooms with German ERASMUS-students is a cheaper alternative and should be planned well in advance.