The Year of Study in Munich is a two-semester study abroad program which was established by Lewis & Clark College at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in 1972. This program is for those who have decided to experience life in its most fascinating aspects.
Studying abroad for a whole year makes a huge difference, one that will most likely change your life. Within this year you will not only enhance your education by gaining a good command of the German language, you will also delve deep into the German way of living, establish friendships and explore German culture at first hand.
Munich is one of Germany’s culturally richest and most stimulating cities. Imagine that the city of Munich will become an expansion of your classroom, and will let you travel through many centuries of European and German history, politics, literature, and art. Everything that is usually learned through books becomes tangible.
As a part of the Year of Study in Munich, the world’s largest German department opens its doors for you. In a five-week presemester you will get well prepared for your studies and your stay in Munich. As a student of the Year of Study in Munich you can pick almost every course the LMU and TUM offer and receive credits for them.
Of course it is up to you, how you spend your semester break. You are interested in an internship at a local corporation or would like to pursue a study project while travelling through Europe? Check the videos from the Presemester and the Spring Semester from a former student of the Year of Study in Munich to get some impressions of her year in Munich.
The Year of Study in Munich is a two-semester study abroad program which was established by Lewis & Clark College at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in 1972. The program was one of the first full-year programs of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and it is accredited by the University of Munich.
Every year 20-30 students from Lewis & Clark College, Northwestern University, Reed College, University of Puget Sound and other American institutions participate in the program. They live together with German and international students in the Studentenstadt.
Since Germany has become one of the leading countries in the environmental field, the Year of Study in Munich offers a new focus on Environmental Studies.
What is my next step? To help you on your way, we have developed Finding Your Way, a program that is open for students from all institutions.
Derek Warner-Reyes, Year of Study in Munich alumnus
Helen Labadie, Year of Study in Munich alumna
Travis Shetter, Year of Study in Munich alumnus