We continue to monitor the developments related to COVID-19. For more information about the situation in Germany and AJY, please read more in the FAQ regarding COVID-19 situation in Germany (November 26, 2021).
American Junior Year (AJY) offers students an opportunity to study at Germany’s oldest university, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (est. 1386). The university is consistently ranked in the Global Top 50 by Times Higher Education and has been designated one of 11 "Universities of Excellence" by the German government. It is associated with over 50 Nobel Laureates and maintains partnerships with many famous institutions of higher learning such as the University of Cambridge in England and the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Located in the picturesque town of Heidelberg, the university is committed to serving its motto Future since 1386.
The American Junior Year Program was founded in partnership with Universität Heidelberg in 1958, making it one of the oldest American study abroad programs in Germany and the oldest exchange program of its kind. As such, AJY has over 60 years of experience in providing academically rigorous and personally rewarding study abroad experiences to its students.
If you would like a Program Brochure mailed to you, or have specific questions about the AJY Program, contact our American office at 419-448-2062 or ajy [at] heidelberg.edu (subject: American%20Junior%20Year)
For specific questions regarding academics or student life in Heidelberg, contact Martin Kley, AJY Resident Director by phone Monday through Friday mornings 9 to 12 EST at 011-49-6221-23874 or email ajy [at] uni-heidelberg.de (subject: American%20Junior%20Year)