Junior Year in Munich

Kapito Sprachshule: Kapito was founded in 1980 by several German language teachers who saw the need for a total immersion program for individuals wanting to work or study in Germany.  Recognizing that successful training in another language cannot take place in a vacuum, Kapito provides a series of cultural activities that are designed to provide each student with a fuller sense of German language, life, and culture.   Each small group is taught by two tutors, and from the very first lesson, the teaching language is German.  Kapito puts much importance on personal contact: the school management and the tutors always find time to talk with the participants, to give them information on practical matters or leisure activities, and accompany them during cultural and leisure programs. When students arrive in Muenster, they will take a placement test at Kapito to assess language level for courses.

  • All students must take one four-credit language course at Kapito in Münster.

Junior Year in Munich:

Most students take a combination of JYM courses and courses at one of the partner institutions.  Students can take courses at both of the partner institutions.  Students must take at least fifteen credits, generally five courses.

JYM Courses

All students must take JYG 3100/3200 Advanced German Language.  However this requirement can be waived if the JYM Director determines a student’s German level is sufficient.

JYM Area Studies Courses: taught in German and incorporating activities in and around Munich.  The courses change term to term but examples include:


  • JYG 4200 Contemporary German Culture Cr. 3
  • JYG 4300 History of Art Cr. 3
  • JYG 4400 German Drama and Theater Cr. 3
  • JYG 4500 Munich and National Socialism Cr. 3
  • JYG 4600 Goethe's Italian Journey Cr. 3
  • JYG 4700 Munich Modernism Cr. 3
  • JYG 4800 Topics in German Studies Cr. 3

For the full course list and descriptions, click here!

Courses at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU)

  • A wide range of academic subjects are available including the humanities, social sciences and sciences.
  • Courses at LMU are worth 3-4 credits each, with most courses worth 3 credits.
  • For more information about the LMU courses, click here

Individual Research: JYM students may also gain permission to do individualized research projects under the supervision of JYM faculty.

Transfer of Credits: Students participating on this program will need to seek the appropriate departmental approval for all major/minor requirements and approval for General Education Requirements through Student Records. All courses on this program appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits and the grades are factored into the Rollins GPA except for the four-credit course at Kapito which will appear on the Rollins transcript as a Credit/No Credit Rollins course. Students who successfully complete the JYM program through Rollins will receive an official transcript from Wayne State University. It can take up to 3 months to receive the official transcript.

Staff and Faculty:  The Kapito Program Coordinator is Hansgerd Schomacher and language courses at Kapito are taught by local instructors.  JYM’s on-site staff consists of a Resident Director and two Academic Coordinators.  The JYM Resident Director is Hans-Peter Söder, who holds a Ph.D. in German Intellectual History from Cornell University.  The faculty at JYM are local instructors, many of whom have been working with the program for many years.  Courses at LMU are taught by University faculty members.

Country: Germany (Federal Republic of Germany)

Capital: Berlin

Currency: Euro

Language: German

Dialing Code: +49

Population: 80 million

Time Zone +/- EST +6

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