Year of Study in Munich

A study abroad program established by Lewis & Clark College

Welcome to the Year of Study 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. This program is for those who have decided to experience life in its most fascinating aspects.

About the program

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 CollegeNorthwestern UniversityReed CollegeUniversity of Puget Sound and other American institutions participate in the program. They live together with German and international students in the Studentenstadt.

Environmental Studies

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.

Center for Personal Development

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.

Stories

"You have to live your life. You can't let other people make decisions for you!"
Elizabeth Ekstrand
Year of Study in Munch alumna
"I can only recommend a program that is a year long, because you really gain a deeper understanding of all aspects of the place you go to!"
Ian Hooper
Year of Study in Munch alumnus

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

What makes this program unique?

Full year only

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.

LEARN OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

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.

COLLECT THE KEYS IN THE FALL, OPEN THE DOORS IN THE SUMMER

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.

INTERNSHIPS & TRAVEL

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.