When contacting JYM's Munich Office, you will be greeted by Patricia Thill and Sommer Forschner, our Academic Coordinators, who assist JYM's Resident Director Prof. Hans-Peter Söder and students throughout the year.
A native of Vienna, Patricia Thill (l.) holds an M.A. in Theater and Journalism from the University of Vienna, as well as a European Diploma in Cultural Project Management. She has studied in London, and has directed transcultural theatrical productions.
Sommer Forschner (r.) is originally from Michigan where she earned an M.A. in German from Wayne State University. She studied at LMU Munich as a recipient of Wayne State's Munich Graduate Exchange Fellowship before joining JYM.
JYM's on-site Resident Director is Prof. Hans-Peter Söder, who holds a Ph.D. in German Intellectual History from Cornell University. He has taught in the US and lives year-round with his family in Munich where he and other JYM staff and instructors are available to assist and guide students throughout the year.
The JYM institute is centrally located near the city center and adjacent to the major museums of Munich. The institute has an extensive library collection, study area and lounge, classrooms, computers and wireless networking capability. Throughout the year, our institute is used for JYM course instruction, guest speaker and special events, personal and educational support when needed, or simply a place to sit back and relax when desired.
Junior Year in Munich
80333 Munich, Germany
Please note that the entrance [Eingang] is just around the corner on Gabelsbergstrasse.
Contact Information if calling from the US:
Tel 011-49-89/52 30 26 36
Fax 011-49-89/52 30 26 38
If calling from within Germany:
Tel 089/52 30 26 36
Fax 089/52 30 26 38
In the event of after-hours emergencies, please see our Emergency Contact Information.
If you are planning to visit JYM in Munich during the academic year (roughly October through July), please note that the office is closed on German holidays observed in Bavaria. Between programs (roughly August and September) the JYM office has limited office hours, so please contact office staff in Munich well ahead of time to see about when a visit might best be possible, or contact Jackie Smith at JYM in Detroit for assistance at (313) 577-4605 or JYM(at)wayne.edu.