2024 GO Mensch

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Dear Global Citizens,
we are opening the applications for the 2024 GO Mensch Project! You can apply for our summer school in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany starting today, Monday, 5 February 2024, until Friday, 1 March 2024. Here are some details that might be of interest to you.

Monday, 3 June 2024 — Friday, 14 June 2024: German Language Course (JGU Mainz — optional)

Monday, 17 June 2024 — Friday, 21 June 2024: Academic week (JGU Mainz)
Friday, 21 June 2024 — Friday, 28 June 2024: Project work (Ahrtal/excursions in RLP)
Friday, 28 June 2024 — Sunday, 30 June 2024: Scot-t Fest (JGU Mainz)

This year's GO project includes a week of interdisciplinary academic talks at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and a second week of excursions to various places in Rheinland-Pfalz that demonstrate the influences of the "Mensch" on our environment. During this time, you will have the chance to work on creative group projects focussing on the Anthropocene while working together with Scottish, Irish, Latvian, and German students. The project will end with the Scot-t Fest during which you will have the opportunity to showcase your individual group projects.

The project's main language will be English, but you will have chances to speak and thus practice German as well.

The participation fee is expected to be about 350€ at most. Though we will keep the fee as low as possible, the exact amount is ultimately determined by the number of participants and the resulting costs during our project. The fee covers the language course, lectures at JGU, a cultural programme in Mainz, as well as accommodation and travel during the two weeks of the project.
Please note that travel to and from Mainz as well as accommodation in Mainz during the optional language course is not covered by the project fee and must be organised and paid for by the participants themselves!
Of course, we will support you in finding affordable accommodation. You will receive more information about this in case your application has been successful.
The payment of the project fee will be split into two instalments. The first payment is expected in advance to confirm your participation, while the second one will be due after the completion of the project.

We highly recommend checking with your university's international office for possible funding for your participation in the summer school. For participants from the EU (Ireland and Latvia) this will likely be an Erasmus+ funding (Blended Intensive Programme). In the UK, you will most likely be funded via the Turing Scheme. Please note that the Turing Scheme only funds mobilities longer than four weeks. That means that a participation in the language course is required to receive Turing funding.

If you have any questions about your participation in or application for 2024 GO Mensch, please join our "GO Mensch Q&A" on Friday, 23 February 2024 on MS-Teams: This is an open Q&A, and we will be available from 2pm to 3pm GMT.
Click here to join the Q&A via MSTeams.
(In case you have any questions and can't make it on 23 February, please contact us via scothub@uni-mainz.de)

We are still accepting applications as of now. If you are interested in participating in 2024 GO Mensch, please apply using the form available here or attached to an email and send it to us via scothub@uni-mainz.de.
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