The Bonn Study Abroad Engineering Program is for students entering their third semester and who are engineering majors.
The Bonn Engineering Program allows students to progress in their major and core curriculum courses in a country that is synonymous with engineering achievement. Through class and program excursions and special presentations, students will gain exposure to important technological work being carried out in Germany and the European Union while also experiencing and learning about the German lifestyle and culture. The study of German and European-specific modus operandi (e.g., by visiting German companies, and comparing U.S. and European operations) allows students to understand and increase their interest in the exciting technological and artistic work being conducted in the European Union.
In particular, the program offers the opportunity to witness firsthand the commitment by German engineers to social and environmental responsibility by seeking solutions to problems such as a rapidly growing population, demographic and climate changes, declining resources, globalization, urbanization, and a growing concern for the environment. Students will also gain an understanding of the significant contributions that Germany and other European countries have made in engineering throughout history.
Situated on the Rhine River, Bonn is the former capital of West Germany as well as the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven. The city and its surroundings are rich in castles, medieval towns and natural beauty. Students can play soccer in one of Bonn's several parks, explore the gardens of Poppelsdorfer Castle or walk, run or bike along the Rhine. Bonn has developed into an international technology, business, research and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) hub. It currently serves as corporate headquarters for T-Mobile and Deutsche Post, houses several world-renown research centers, and is one of the world's largest United Nations cities.
German Language, Communication, and Culture
Electric Circuit Analysis
Electric Circuit Analysis Lab
Ordinary Differential Equations
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
In Search of A Way: Spirituality, Faith and Culture
Core Requirement: Foundations: Theological Inquiry
*Classes are subject to change. Please visit the Study Abroad Office for an updated course listing.
HOUSING AND MEALS
For true cultural immersion, students will live with host families who also speak English. Accommodation with a host family, breakfast and dinner, and a public transportation pass are included in the program fee. During excursions with overnight stays, two meals will be covered through food stipends or group meals.
Each fall, the program sponsors two multi-day excursions. In the past, students have spent a week in Berlin and Dresden, where they have explored the German parliamentary building, the Jewish Museum, a Volkswagen manufacturing plant, and more, and spent another week in Amsterdam and Paris, where they have visited an offshore wind farm, the Ann Frank house, le Louvre, Versailles, the International Energy Agency, and much more. In addition, students take part in many day-long excursions to locations closer to Bonn.