Why Heidelberg, Germany?

University of HeidelbergAs an American Junior Year student, you will:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at one of Europe's finest universities.
  • Live with German students, have the opportunity to take part in a community activity, and meet regularly with a language partner.
  • Choose among the large selection of courses offered by the University of Heidelberg and by the AJY program.
  • Be able to study and relax at the AJY study center in the heart of the historic city center on University Square.
  • Be counseled by a full-time resident director and other staff members.
  • Participate in an intensive grammar review and German studies seminar for the first month after your arrival.
  • Take part in various excursions and study trips, i.e. along the Romantic Road, to Bavaria, to Berlin, or to eastern Germany.
  • Receive an official transcript of your academic accomplishments.
  • Understand why one of the most popular German folk songs is entitled "Ich hab' mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren".