- Munich, Germany
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
The Junior Year in Munich is America's oldest study abroad program in Germany. For more than 60 years, JYM has pursued a single mission: to integrate US undergraduates with studies at Germany's top-ranked university: Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU Munich).. Wayne State University has sponsored JYM since 1953. Open to students in any major from accredited US colleges and universities. Two years college-level German required.
One-semester or academic year study at Ludwig Maximilians Universität München in any major is possible with JYM, America's oldest study abroad program in Germany. JYM is a full immersion program; all instruction is in German.
JYM students are enrolled at the LMU Munich and may take university courses in nearly any field. The program provides German language instruction and also offers specialized area studies courses at the JYM institute, centrally located in the city's museum district. Full-year students may earn a Certificate for Intercultural Competence Study and Training from the Institute for Intercultural Communication at LMU Munich. Undergraduate research and internship opportunities are available.
JYM actively assists alumni find jobs or obtain prestigious fellowships after graduation for which German language proficiency and intercultural experience are required. With 3800 alumni (including best-selling author Jonathan Franzen!) from 500 US colleges and universities, JYM students acquire truly meaningful global competency credentials, and become part of a distinguished tradition going back to 1953, when JYM became the first junior year abroad program in postwar Germany.
- Setting Description:
- Rated the world's most livable city and the No. 1 university city in Germany, Munich offers the best of all worlds: old world culture, robust city life, and just an hour from the Alps! Modern innovation and Bavarian tradition come together in Munich like nowhere else in Germany. Munich may be a big city, but it is famous for its small town feel and ideal location. Students live in the popular Studentenstadt with the Englischer Garten as their backyard. Bicycle paths and public transportation make it very easy to get around town.
- Not only has JYM consistently remained one of the most affordable study abroad programs in Germany, the program awards $60,000 in JYM scholarships annually. All full year students are eligible to apply for JYM scholarships.
Additional Program Information
- 2 years college-level German or the equivalent; "B" average grade in German courses; overall GPA 3.0; letter of recommendation from German faculty member; home school approvals
- Scholarships Description:
- JYM awards $60,000 in program scholarships annually; scholarships are primarily based on financial need.