Student Life

The more quickly you make new German friends and get involved in activities in the local community, the more exciting and rewarding your time in Germany will be. The efforts of the staff and faculty of the Junior Year program are designed to help you quickly achieve the language skills and cultural fluency that will enable you to function effectively and independently.

In Heidelberg, you will:

  • Live with German students and with other students around the world
  • Meet regularly with your German Sprachpartner
  • Get involved in one or more sports, music, volunteer or other community organization.


Getting started isn't always easy, but the friendships you make last a lifetime.

American Junior Year