2020-21 Program Updates


Due to travel restrictions and concerns of our partner institutions, we have decided to suspend the Fall 2020 on-the-ground program in Munich. In its place, we will be offering a series of online courses for present students--and for the first time, for our alumni--and will make that information available in the second half of July.

We are currently planning to return students to Munich for the Spring/ Sumer 2021 JYM Program. As we prepare for welcoming students back to Germany, the Detroit and Munich JYM teams are also meeting regularly to monitor ongoing developments, scientific projections, official policies and best practices for re-opening, as well as decisions in higher education and study abroad programs in both the U.S. and Germany that may impact the modalities of how we reopen. Updates will be posted here. (7/6/2020) 

The Junior Year in Munich is closely monitoring the situation in Europe and has been paying especially close attention to the following sources of information in Munich, Bavaria and throughout Germany:

• LMU Munich
(Information about status of instruction and central university services)

• Robert Koch Institut
(the German equivalent of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Bavarian State Office for Health Care and Food Safety

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Health

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

The health and safety of JYM students is our highest priority as LMU Munich and the City of Munich begin to reopen. Germany’s public health care system is ranked among the top five in the world and JYM students have access to it through the German health insurance that JYM arranges for all students. Students are informed about travel warnings, social behavior and personal hygiene recommendations to protect against infection, and they are informed about what to do, where to go and what to say in German should they develop any flu-like symptoms that might suggest possible infection of the coronavirus. JYM’s on-site, full-time staff in Munich is there to assist all students as needed. We will update this page as new information becomes available.