About JYM

Sponsored by Wayne State University since 1953, JYM is America's oldest study abroad program in Germany.

For more than 65 years, JYM has advanced study abroad as an integral part of US undergraduate education. More than 4,000 students from 514 US colleges and universities have studied abroad in Germany with JYM. Students from any accredited US or Canadian college or university are welcome to apply for admission to the program. In any given year, students from 35+ US colleges and universities participate in the JYM program. 

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.

JYM offers academic year and one-semester program options, and provides $65,000 in program scholarships annually to students in need of financial assistance.

All instruction is in German.

JYM Administration

Program Director, Lisabeth Hock, Ph.D., Washington University
Resident Director, Hans-Peter Söder, Ph.D., Cornell University

Executive Advisory Committee

Donovan Anderson, Grand Valley State University
Peter J. Burgard, Harvard University
Paul Gebhardt, Kenyon College
Mila Ganeva, Miami University of Ohio
Jason Sanderson, Georgetown University