• Germany
    • Munich
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The JYM Program Fee includes tuition, housing and insurance. Only $10,300 per semester (2016/17). The program also awards $60,000 in JYM scholarships annually. All full-year students are eligible to apply for JYM scholarships.
Mar 23, 2019
Oct 11, 2018
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About Program

The Junior Year in Munich is America's oldest study abroad program in Germany. For more than 60 years, JYM has pursued a single mission: to integrate US undergraduates with studies at Germany's top-ranked university: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU Munich). Wayne State University has sponsored JYM since 1953. Open to students in any major from accredited US colleges and universities.

JYM is a full immersion program; all instruction is in German. Students are enrolled at the LMU Munich and may take university courses in nearly any field. The program provides German language instruction and specialized area studies courses at the JYM institute. Undergraduate research and internship opportunities available.

Munich offers the best of all worlds: old world tradition, exciting big city life, and just an hour from the Alps!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Easily the best decision I ever made.

They JYM Program is one of the oldest (if not the oldest) study abroad programs in the US for good reason. It is a fantastic way to embrace a culture and immerse yourself in the city in a way that you could never get another way.

The support staff is there for you physically in the city and helps you navigate the complexities of studying abroad. While you do take some culture classes at the Munich JYM office, you are an actual student of LMU. Taking classes in German at one of the top universities in Europe. The academics of this program are top notch.

But it's not all serious all the time. Your year abroad starts off with Oktoberfest (Fun Fact: actually starts in September) and continues with festivals, parties, hiking trips and endless opportunities for travel.

The program handles all the official paperwork and pays for everything but living expenses and transportation.

If I had to sum up my experience in one weekend it is this:
Friday: finished class at LMU and went to a University Festival in the English Garden. Saturday: Took the train and went hiking in the foothills of the Swiss Alps. Back In Munich by the afternoon. Decided on a trip to Prague for the night.
Sunday: Back to Munich for a day in Museums and Theatre.

What would you improve about this program?
I can't think of any improvements for the program overall.
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