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Mainz and Berlin

by Heike Fahrenberg
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Last News before the Final Move

Dear readers –

before we finalize our move to the new site, we wanted to make sure you all know about a very special celebration hosted by two institutions to cherish an extraordinary partnership dating back to 1959, when the Middlebury School in Germany was founded in Mainz.

Those of you who were present at the celebration of 50 years of that partnership in 2009 may be just as surprised as I am: another 10 years have passed and we’re happy to take the opportunity to reconnect with faculty and staff from our partner institution who have supported us with unceasing enthusiasm throughout the years, but also with our alumni whom we hope to see back in Mainz on May 29, 2019.

If you’re a former participant in the program at Mainz (Gradate or Undergraduate) and wish to join us for the festivities, but are not sure the alumni office has your updated contact information to send you an invitation, please do not hesitate to contact Heike Fahrenberg (hfahrenb@middlebury.edu) or the Alumni Office in Middlebury (alumni@middlebury.edu). If you prefer, simply update your contact information right here to make sure the alumni office will be able to reach you!

And since 60 years of partnership equal 60 years in which participants of the program in Mainz have made memories to last a lifetime, we hope that some of you would be willing to share these memories with us via our 60th Anniversary Website. If you would like to share your story or send us a picture with a caption about your time in Mainz, please feel free to send either or both to me, Prof. Heike Fahrenberg, Associate Professor and Director at hfahrenb@middlebury.edu. I send my warmest regards and would be very happy to hear from you and welcome you in Mainz in May. The materials you’d share would appear with your permission right here: http://schoolingermany.middcreate.net/happy-60th-anniversary/

If you’re a former Mainz student who went to Middlebury as German assistant, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at hfahrenb@middlebury.edu.

Last but not the least, we’d like to invite you to join our Kaffeeklatsch space to reconnect with friends or make new ones.

Hope to see you around at our new site and/or in Mainz!

Heike Fahrenberg, Director

by Heike Fahrenberg
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Fassenacht in Meenz III: Rosemonday

Dear reader,

as in every year, we watched the Rosemonday Parade from Rheinstraße’s windows.





Since it was a cold day, we took turns at the window and kept warm with coffee, tea, potato salad, hot sausages, Kreppel, Bretzel and Sweets.




Running from 11.11 a.m. to about 4.30 p.m., the parade boasted countless participants, and a large number of floats commenting on local and world politics. Whoever was around when Obama was elected the first time, surely remembered that the float of that year showed a tiny Obama picking up a huge Statue of Liberty. Now, with his second term ending soon, the Mainzers seem less optimistic……. ;o)




Yes, you should have been here. For those interested in more pictures, we’ll be establishing a gallery soon.

All the best from Mainz, the city that only puts the costumes away on Ashwednesday – not its sense of humor!

Helau to all –







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