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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 60+2 in 2022
20 February, 2021
Sadly, the Corona pandemic necessitated the double cancellation of the big anniversary and reunion, originally planned for July 2020. We are hoping that three's a charm and that we can finally meet and celebrate the re-start and amazing history of the Freiburg program in July 2022. AYF and JYF Alumni…
AYF Suspended - Emergency Fundraiser Started
30 March, 2020
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…
AYF Anniversary Celebration & Reunion 2020
8 January, 2020
AYF and JYF Alumni are cordially invited to join us in Freiburg for the 60-Year Anniversary of the program! To celebrate, the Academic Year in Freiburg and AYF Alumni & Friends e.V. are hosting a reunion concurrently with the 900-Year Anniversary of the City of Freiburg. Come celebrate a memorable…
AYF Alumni & Friends Achievement Award 2019
8 January, 2020
Hello, my name is Kimberly Mueller. I am the chair of the AYF Alumni-Club in Freiburg. We are the European Chapter of YOUR Alumni-Club, and we are very excited about our hopefully many future members and supporters. We are also very excited that 16 of you have joined our American…
AYF Alumni Club Membership Drive Launched
20 December, 2017
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
17 June, 2016
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 &…