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Student Exchange - German-American Women's Club of Munich

The German American Student Exchange Program

From the outset, the promotion of German-American friendship and maintenance of common values were the goals of this successful program that was founded in 1957 as an initiative of the German American Women's Club Munich.

Acting as cultural ambassadors during their year in a foreign country, the exchange students contribute to the development of understanding of the similarities and differences of their respective homelands.

The German American Women's Club Munich, together with 31 partner clubs in the Federation (Verband) of the German American Women's Clubs, VDAC, supports the German American Student Exchange Program.  It is the largest private exchange program of its type in Germany.

To date, the cooperation of some 20 American and 20 German universities has made it possible for approximately 2700 students to spend a year in the USA or Germany studying at the university level.

Every year, over 50 American and German students study abroad. German students receive a scholarship from the American partner universities and American students receive a scholarship from the VDAC to finance their time in Germany. 

Organisation: Barbara Standl • E-Mail:

A Bridge over the Ocean
Interview with an American guest student in Munich >>


In the school year 2014/2015, there were three US exchange students enrolled in LMU Munich: 

  • Andrea S. Fox from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH,studied German studies.
  • Nadia Cumming from the University of Delawarewas enrolled in German studies, literature and education.
  • Jackson Loop from the University of Florida, Gainesville, studied history.

There were also three students from Munich studying at American universities:

  • Sarah Ott was at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, and studied English and history.
  • Vinh-Minh Nguyen attended Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, taking North American studies and theater.
  • Simon Geissler enrolled at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, studying energy and information technology.

In the school year 2015/2016, the Federation is enabling 19 students to study at American Universities, including:

  • Michael Winfried Hesse from the TU Munich is at the University of Delaware, studying computer sciences.


  • At the LMU Munich Philipp Lee from Georgia Tech, Macon, Georgia, is studying business administration.

In the school year 2016/2017 two students from Munich are studying at American universities:

  • Jan Stefan Herrmann from the LMU Munich at the Oberlin College, Ohio. Studying: Global Business Management
  • Sabine Stefanie Waas from the LMU Munich at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Studienfach: Nordamerikastudien

in Munich:

  • Ranjani Mari Sundaresan from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. Studying: Psychology, Biology, Philosophy, German
  • Leo Richard Kalkbrenner from the Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH. Studying: Literature, Economics.

Magnolia Ball 2017: our student Ranjani Mari Sundaresan with
GAWC-exchange student Michael Hesse and Mike Pilewski with girlfriend

Financing (bilateral system) >>

Method of Operation and Application Procedure >>

Prerequisites for applications by German students >>

Scholarships >>

Support and Seminars >>

The Federation expects exchange students >>

Application Form for German Students >> Bewerbungsformular für deutsche Studierende

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