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

AYF Alumni Club Membership Drive – To join the club go here!

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

For more than 50 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 1961 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 Alumni Club Membership Drive Launched

The U.S. and German chapters of the AYF Alumni Club have launched a joint membership drive.  Read more about the Matching Fund offered by alumn Erik Kirschbaum and a student's testimonial on help received from the Alumni Club.   Announcement from the US and German chapters of the AYF Alumni Club Dear JYFers,…


2016 AYF Alumni & Friends Achievement Award

We are very happy to announce the first winner of the AYF Alumni & Friends Achievement Award - Brooke Rupprecht! The award was presented at the Farewell BBQ on July 16th, where we bid farewell to the AYF group of 2015/16. Brooke Rupprecht, winner of the 2016 AYF Alumni &…