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

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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 Reunion 2022 is happening!

We are happy to announce that we are moving ahead with the 2022 Reunion. Our BIG ANNIVERSARY REUNION, however, will be postponed until 2023 in response to the outcome of the alumni vote.  AYF and JYF Alumni are cordially invited to join us in Freiburg this July for the 2022…

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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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AYF Suspended - Emergency Fundraiser Started

Dear JYF and AYF Alumni, dear Friends of the Academic Year in Freiburg, The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the lives of just about everyone on Earth, and this global health crisis has especially shaken the stability of the AYF class of 2019-20. Thursday two weeks ago saw one of the…

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