American Junior Year Program in Germany

花季传媒 The AJY Program

American Junior Year at 花季传媒 (AJY) has provided American college students with the opportunity to directly enroll at  since 1958. The program is designed to foster linguistic, cultural immersion, intercultural competency and academic success.

Experience German Language & Culture

American Junior Year (AJY) offers students an opportunity to study at Germany鈥檚 oldest university, Ruprecht-Karls-Universit盲t 花季传媒 (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 花季传媒, the university is committed to serving its motto Future since 1386.

The American Junior Year Program was founded in partnership with Universit盲t 花季传媒 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.

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Bernadett Molnar
Bernadett Molnar, AJY FYR 17/18

"My study abroad experience at AJY 花季传媒 is a really special one. I met so many people and experienced the German culture in a way that I never would have if I had not studied abroad in 花季传媒."

Contact Us

If you would like a Program Brochure sent to you, or have specific questions about the AJY Program, contact our American office:

  • Phone: 419-448-2301
  • Email: ajy [at] (subject: American%20Junior%20Year) (ajy[at]heidelberg[dot]edu)  
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For specific questions regarding academics or student life in 花季传媒, contact Martin Kley, AJY Resident Director by phone Monday through Friday mornings 9 to 12 EST.

  • Phone: 011-49-6221-23874
  • Email: ajy [at] (subject: American%20Junior%20Year) (ajy[at]uni-heidelberg[dot]de)