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Year of Study in Munich

Throughout the history of higher education it has always been the adventurer, the seeker, and the explorer who ventured into the unknown. These were the people who accepted the challenge of a new world and came back to inspire future generations.

The Year of Study in Munich is a two-semester study abroad program which was established by Lewis & Clark College at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in 1972. The program was one of the first full-year programs of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and it is accredited by the University of Munich.

Founded in 1472, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is considered one of the finest schools in Germany. Its department of German is the largest in the world and because Munich is a center of art, learning, and culture, the city offers extensive opportunities for American students.

The famous flyers of Hans and Sophie Scholl built in stone at the University of Munich to commemorate the members of the White Rose.The famous flyers of Hans and Sophie Scholl built in stone at the University of Munich to commemorate the members of the White Rose.Outstanding features of the program include an intensive five-week presemester, a wide range of courses offered by Lewis & Clark and LMU, the support of a Resident Director, and a teaching approach that combines theory and practice, knowledge and experience. Every year 20-30 students from Lewis & Clark College, Northwestern University, Reed College, University of Puget Sound and other American institutions participate in the program. They live together with German and international students in the Studentenstadt.

During their year in Munich, students take courses, participate in internships, travel through Germany and Europe, meet interesting people, and grow academically as well as personally.

This website provides information about the program, including an academic calendar, information about faculty and staff, a video and a photo gallery, an alumni network, and much more. Click here to download the Munich Handbook in pdf format.

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