If you are motivated and want to be challenged, intellectually curious and eager to discover a new world of experiences – all in the German language, then JYM is the right program for you!
JYM offers academic year and semester programs. You may design your study abroad experience by combining coursework at LMU Munich and JYM with an undergraduate research project or internship. Download About JYM at a Glance (PDF)
If you really want to know Germany, live and breathe it for a year!
Spending an entire academic year abroad will be one of the most incredibly rewarding experiences to which you can commit yourself.
• What's so different about going for a year? (from students' perspectives)
• Only full-year students benefit from the Semester Break - see what to do!
• What's it like to spend a year in Munich with JYM? (Slide Show)
The JYM Full-Year Program begins late September with an On-Site Orientation program, followed by enrollment at LMU Munich for the Wintersemester (WiSe). Classes at LMU Munich and at JYM begin mid-October and end early February. Following a two-month semester break, classes resume for the Sommersemester (SoSe), and conclude at the end of July. See Program Calendars for exact dates. The Application Deadline is March 15.
I. First Semester only (Wintersemester)
Because the German Wintersemester runs from October through early February, it is normally not practical to enroll for the first semester only. Contact JYM if you have questions.
FAQ: Can I leave at the end of December so that I can be back at my home school in January?
No. Students are expected to complete the entire program, which includes the entire German university semester. We do not offer a truncated semester option. Students may not leave the program early, e.g. in December or January.
II. Second Semester only (Sommersemester)
The JYM Second Semester program begins with an On-Site Orientation program, followed by enrollment at LMU Munich for the Sommersemester (SoSe). See Program Calendars for exact dates. The Application Deadline is Oct. 1.
See what awaits you when you're Living in Munich!
What do students say about living and studying in Munich? Visit our YouTube Channel
To see how you design your own plan of study while on JYM, visit Academics