One Semester or Academic Year programs at Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU Munich). Full Immersion, Full Curriculum, Internships, Research, Scholarships available. At JYM, tradition matters. For more than 60 years, JYM has advanced st... read more
Too much to write down now. I feel like I've changed so much for the better, and yes it was absolutely worthwhile. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned about Munich and Bavaria, and my experience at the German university gave me a deep insight into the life of German young adults Franz Liebster - Trinity University View Entire Review
My language skills and understanding of German culture improved dramatically, I gained extremely valuable research experience related to my major (Neuroscience) and I developed a number of extremely meaningful friendships. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes, it was worthwhile. Sarah N - Cornell University View Entire Review
Very worthwhile experience. Great friends, improved my language skills, learned how to travel/live on a student budget. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes... highly recommended. Robert K - Trinity University View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was worthwhile. I enjoyed my time in Germany and I learned a lot about both Germans and myself. Brian W - Truman State University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned how to live abroad and be comfortable. It taught me more independence. It made me want to come back to Germany yet again, but it also strengthened my appreciation for where I come from. Elizabeth Rose K - Barnard College View Entire Review
Dan C - Tufts University View Entire Review
I learned that even other Western cultures are very, very different than ours and I learned to adapt to new environments quickly. I learned to express myself in a foreign language and to navigate a large city effectively. I also learned to become completely independent and make completely new friends and social groups, as I did ... A student - Truman State University View Entire Review
I gained a sense of independence from living on my own for the first time -- in another country to boot! I got to experience other cultures through travel and met wonderful people that became fast friends. For these reasons alone, it was worth my while. A student - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I feel like I'm more adaptable to different learning situations and more independent. Lauren17 - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Absolutely. A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained many friendships with this experience, and I also learned a dialect of the language I'm learning. I truly think it was worthwhile. Madeline H - Austin College View Entire Review
100%. It matured me in ways that only a study abroad experience can. I will always look back on this year as the best and most rewarding. I am counting down the days until I can move back and start my post-collegiate life there. Corey C - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned to become more independent and to really appreciate nature. Germany has some stunning places to see... I wish I could see them all!! I wish I was able to travel more too, but I have seen so many great places surrounding Germany. I even walked across a country in one day!! Natalie S - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
Yes, yes, yes. I loved study abroad. My German improved rapidly and I have learned a new sense of independence that I hadn't yet received from studying in America. For the first time I was truly on my own. This has been a great way to make connections across the world. Emily B - Wellesley College View Entire Review
One Semester or Academic Year programs at Ludwig
Maximilians Universität München (LMU Munich). Full Immersion, Full Curriculum, Internships, Research, Scholarships available.
At JYM, tradition matters. For more than 60 years, JYM has
advanced study abroad as an integral part of US undergraduate education. Not only did the junior year abroad movement of the 1920s begin in Germany with JYM, but with the re-opening of JYM by Wayne State University in 1953, JYM became the first junior year abroad program in postwar Germany to promote German-American friendship and understanding.
JYM today has gone far beyond its origins in the junior year
abroad movement. JYM today offers both full-year and one-semester programs, internships and incredible undergraduate research opportunities that were unimaginable when the program first started more than half a century ago.
Students on the full-year program also have the opportunity
to earn a Certificate in Intercultural Communication from LMU Munich!
JYM enjoys privileged status as an affiliated academic institute
at LMU Munich approved by the LMU Munich Academic Senate, and is an official course of study (Teil-Studiengang) approved by the Bavarian State Ministry of Culture. Hence our name, the "Junior Year in Munich an der Universität München."
JYM students are enrolled at LMU Munich and have access to
the full university curriculum in any major, except law and medicine.Students create their course own schedule from among University Courses, JYM Courses (German Language and Area Studies electives), Undergraduate Research Projects and Internships. All instruction is in German.
If you are motivated and want to be challenged, intellectually curious and eager to discover a new world of experiences – all in the German language, then JYM is the right program for you!