American Junior Year

An Immersion Experience in German Language and Culture offering:heidelberg

● A Full Academic Year,
● An American Fall semester (September - December),
● Extended Fall semester (September - February),   
● Spring semester (March - July),
● A Summer program (end of May - early July),
 Internship program,
 Research projects,
 Volunteer opportunities. 


The American Junior Year offers you a chance to study at Germany’s oldest university, called Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, or Ruperto Carola and currently Germany’s highest ranked university in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2015/16 (ranked 37th in the world). It is also one of Germany’s universities with excellence status. Located in the quaint town of Heidelberg with its traditional romantic flair it is committed to the motto Future since 1386.

The relationship between American Junior Year and the Ruperto Carola dates back to 1958 making us one of the oldest American study abroad programs in Germany, and the oldest exchange program of its kind. Each year, several Universität Heidelberg students study as exchange students on our home campus at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. In addition, Tiffin hosts a Teaching Assistant, who teaches in the Modern Languages Department.

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