Most students take a combination of JYM Courses and University courses.

JYM Language Courses

All students are required to take Advanced German Language (JYG 3100/3200) each semester.

How to Prepare for the JYM Placement Test upon Arrival in Munich

JYM Area Studies Courses

JYM area studies courses are electives taught at the JYM institute. They have been designed to bridge the transition from US-style to German-style university studies, and include field trips and excursions.

JYM Courses & Descriptions

Academic Policies

JYM Academic Policies
JYM Student Code of Conduct
Students must also be aware of any requirements or policies governing study abroad from their home college or university.

University Courses

LUM Munich main building

All JYM students are directly enrolled at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) and have access to the full university curriculum except medicine and law.

What courses have JYM students taken at LMU Munich in recent years? Are there courses that fit my major? What types of courses are best for JYM students? Download LMU Courses Taken by JYM Students.

A typical student course schedule consists of a combination of JYM and LMU Munich courses.

How to Search for LMU Courses for your Proposed Schedule of Courses using the LSF Online Portal

It is not recommended that students plan to take all their course work at the university, unless their language skills are clearly at the B2 level. This is especially true for the natural sciences and business.

Also Note: Courses at German universities often change from semester to semester, and the final schedule of classes (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) will only be available shortly before each semester begins.

Therefore you should expect to make adjustments to your Proposed Schedule of Courses when you arrive in Munich for Orientation, and you will need to inform your home school of any changes should that be required of you.


Undergraduate Research

Prof. Soeder and Rearch ColloquiumJYM can help students design a research project that matches their interests and needs.

About Research Projects

Studio Arts

JYM students visiting an art studioArt students have the extraordinary opportunity to work with the internationally acclaimed artist of subliminal expression, Ugo Dossi.


Internship in Mineralogy and PetrologyJYM provides an opportunity for students to earn credit for academic work done in conjunction with an internship.

About Internships