AYF Alumni & Friends
Alumni association of the Academic Year in Freiburg program (formerly Junior Year in Freiburg)

Please Support the AYF Alumni Club by Joining!

Hello and Welcome to the website of AYF Alumni & Friends e.V.!

For 60 years, American students from universities nationwide have traveled to the gateway of the Black Forest, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, to study at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität. The program was founded in 1960 as Junior Year in Freiburg, and it is still going strong today under its new name Academic Year in Freiburg.

The AYF Alumni Club has two Chapters. AYF Alumni & Friends is the German chapter of the club,  and we are based in Freiburg. If you are looking for the US chapter, please click here. Both club chapters cooperate closely on how best to support JYF and AYF alumni networking, current and future students, and the Academic Year in Freiburg program.

Do you have fond memories of your year abroad in Freiburg? Are you interested to see what former study abroad classmates are up to? Are you looking to reconnect or maybe you just fancy a trip down memory lane? Then join us in making AYF Alumni & Friends a lively forum for Freiburg Alumni from the JYF and AYF program, and don’t be afraid to share your memories of life in Freiburg as well as your current pursuits!

We are looking forward to hearing from you and hope to welcome you soon as an official member of AYF Alumni & Friends or during a Reunion in Freiburg!

Latest updates from the club:

AYF Anniversary Celebration & Reunion 2023

AYF and JYF Alumni are cordially invited to join us in Freiburg for the BIG "AYF @ 60+3" Anniversary Celebration and 2023 Reunion of the program! The Academic Year in Freiburg and AYF Alumni & Friends e.V. are hosting a reunion from July 6 to 10, 2023. You will have the chance to…

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AYF Alumni & Friends Achievement Award 2022

Hallo, mein Name ist Kim Mueller. Ich bin die Vorsitzende des AYF Alumni-Clubs in Freiburg … Wir sind der Europäische Teil von EUREM Alumni-Club und freuen uns über zahlreiche Mitglieder und Unterstützer, wenn nicht jetzt, dann vielleicht später. Heute möchten wir zum fünften Mal den „AYF Alumni & Friends Achievement…

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Herzlichen Dank! — Emergency Fundraiser Update

Dear JYF and AYF Alumni, dear Friends of the Academic Year in Freiburg, We know the initial months of the pandemic have been a major stress test for everyone on a personal level. And at the time none of us could have foreseen how deep the impact of the Covid-19…

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