Study abroad programs in Munich submerse you in a wonderfully German vibrant city. The largest in southern Germany, Munich brims with historical significance, cultural intrigue, and modern-day wonder. It’s a city where you can act as a tourist by visiting museums, historical landmarks, and world-famous destinations. You can live as a local by grocery shopping at farmer’s markets, frequenting coffee shops, and socializing in town squares, parks, and local festivals. Add to these opportunities a chance to earn academic credit and brush up on your German, and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded and unique opportunity.
Why Study Abroad in Munich?
To get a sense of Munich, picture a once-medieval town that now expands beyond its original walls and gates. Many of the inner city’s original buildings and gates remain. Added to them, however, are new buildings and neighborhoods that tie the inner city to the outer city. The result is a Munich that is at once ancient and modern; quaint and expansive. If you’re looking for a study abroad destination steeped in history but also boasting the conveniences of modern-day life, Munich might be the city for you.
While you’re in Munich, you may submerse yourself in German culture. Not only is there an abundance of historical, social, and political places and landmarks to visit, there is also a breadth of cultural celebrations in which to partake. Oktoberfest, for example, now an international celebration, originated in Munich. Fall study abroad students might enjoy this fantastic folk festival brimming with German cuisine, music, and community activities. December brings a nationally famous Christkindlemarkt (complete with mulled wine and handcrafted goods), and spring brings treasured events such as Spring Festival (a mini-Oktoberfest for those who miss fall’s), the Festival of Ballet, and Long Night of Music. Any of these festivals might immerse you in Germany’s celebratory spirit and give you a sense of Munich’s culture.