As a full-year student you will live alongside other university students in the popular Studentenstadt (StuSta) Freimann, located next to the English Garden, or in one of the highrises or bungalows of the student quarters known as Olympisches Dorf (Olydorf), which is very centrally located at the Olympia Zentrum.More information on StuSta: Imagine having a 900 acre city park (larger than Central Park) right outside your apartment in StuSta! That won't happen often in your lifetime, but that's what you'll get on JYM.
Whether you're chillin' or grillin' or just going for stroll, your backyard (aka the English Garden - with its Chinesischer Turm and Seehaus), will quickly become one of your Lieblingsorte in Munich.
Students are placed in different Häuser, and each floor has its own common area (GAP) where students come together to watch tv, share meals, have parties or just hang out and relax.
Each student has his/her own (small but cozy) efficiency apartment that come with their own kitchen space (countertop burners, refrigerator, cupboards), private shower/WC, bed, desk, balcony, and internet.
But life in StuSta involves more than just having a roof over your head. In addition to tutoring programs, extra-curricular workshops and courses, StuSta has its own cafes and Diskotheken, and is also where the largest student theater and music festival in Germany takes place: StuStaCulum!More information on Olydorf: Students have been living in the highrise towers or bungalows of the former women's olympic village since 1972. The bungalows were renovated more recently between 2007 and 2009. There is a student center in Olydorf and many resources for students to connect with student clubs and organizations. There is also a bar, disco, cafe, reading room, and film club as part of the housing complex.
As a second semester JYM student you will be housed in one of the many other Studentenwerk dormitories located throughout the city, depending on availability. You typically may be housed in your own efficiency apartment in one of the highrises or bungalows of the student quarters known as Olympisches Dorf (Olydorf), which is very centrally located at the Olympia Zentrum. Another popular location is the Stiftsbogen (Stibo) dormitory in the south of Munich with modern WG-style rooms with shared common room and kitchen. Stibo is in close proximity to West Park and a convenient shopping center accessible by foot.
JYM students are like students anywhere when it comes to food. After a while they'll find out where the best deals are for meals, on-the-go snacks and groceries. JYM rooms in the StuStadt have a small kitchen space; shopping tips will be given during Orientation. The Studentenwerk München manages 33 cafeterias and student bistros throughout the city, where you can get an entree for as little as 1 Euro! What's for lunch today? Visit the Mensa!