JYM One-Semester Programs

JYM offers one-semester program options. Because of the LMU Munich academic calendar, the second semester option fits best within the academic year calendar of most colleges and universities in the US.

The JYM Second Semester program begins with an On-Site Orientation, followed by enrollment at LMU Munich for the second semester (called the Sommersemester in German) which runs April through July. Because the first semester at LMU Munich runs from October through early February, it is normally not practical to enroll for the first semester only, although some students have done so (and then decided to stay for the year!). Students are expected to complete the entire JYM First Semester program, which includes the entire German university semester. We do not offer a truncated first semester option that ends in December or January.

Design your own program of study with a combination of LMU Munich courses, JYM German language and area studies courses, an undergraduate research project, or perhaps even an internship.

And beyond the books there is plenty to explore and enjoy under the famous Bavarian blue skies of summer: sidewalk cafes, the English Garden, mountain lakes and hiking trails, many museums and lots of festivals, including StuStaCulum: a four-day, open-air music and theater festival at the Studentenstadt!  

2019-20 Second Semester (Sommersemester)
Apr 7, 2020: Orientation period begins
Apr 20 – Jul 24, 2020: Second semester

Upcoming Deadline 2020 Second Semester

Due to a technical issue with the Terra Dotta online application system, we have extended the application deadline to October 15, 2019 for the 2020 Second Semester program. Please contact Jackie Smith in Detroit if you have any questions or concerns, JYM(at)wayne.edu


2020-21 First Semester Option (Wintersemester)
Sep 23, 2020: Orientation period begins
Oct 12, 2020 – Feb 5, 2021: First semester (please note when the first semester ends)
Dec 24, 2020 – Jan 6, 2021: Christmas break

The Application Deadline for the 2020-21 JYM First Semester Program is March 15, 2020.

2020-21 Second Semester (Sommersemester)
Mar 24, 2021: Orientation period begins
Apr 12 – Jul 16, 2021: Second semester

The Application Deadline for the 2020-21 JYM Second Semester Program is October 1, 2020


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