International students

Change the World with a B.A. from the YMCA!

So you are ready to change the world -- but how? We can help you find your personal answer! At the International YMCA University of Applied Sciences (IYU), we prepare students from all over the world and of all ages for a lifetime of service for others, whether as part of the YMCA, other NGOs or in government. It's an online program with real-life experiences.

We have closed registration for the program by now.





Prof. Dr. Joachim K. Rennstich

Director, Human Development (HuD) Program
Professor International Social Work

Email: rennstich(at)
Phone: +49 (561) 3087-526


Damaris Müller

Program Manager HuD

Email: mueller(at)
Phone: +49 (561) 3087-507
Mobile: +49 (0) 176 400 207 83