The LMU Semester in Bonn Science Program is for science majors in primarily their sophomore or junior year. The Bonn Science Program allows students to progress in their science major and core curriculum courses in a country that has a long history of significant scientific achievement as well as one at the cutting edge of creating sustainable communities. Through class and program excursions and special presentations, students will gain exposure to important scientific work being carried out in Germany and the European Union in the fields of biology, chemistry and biochemistry, environmental science, and health and human science while also experiencing and learning about the German lifestyle and culture
Located in Western Europe on the river Rhine and surrounded by many medieval castles and towns and beautiful landscapes, Bonn has shaped itself into a global center for peace-keeping, and research on sustainable resources and renewable energies. Bonn as the German United Nations City holds regular conferences on key issues of the future. This creates an excellent international environment for scientists and research institutions to co-operate together. It also provides a vibrant and intense environment for its large student population.
The city’s cosmopolitan openness attracts an international cast of global businesses such as T-Mobile and DHL/Deutsche Post, which have their headquarters here. It is also home to the Deutsche Welle, the international radio and television broadcaster, which broadcasts across the planet.
As for art and culture, Bonn has a phenomenal Museum Mile, incorporating five state-of-the-art museums specializing in a broad variety of disciplines, ranging from German contemporary history to art, photographic history and zoology.
Experience this unique city – its ancient Roman sites, the house where Ludwig van Beethoven was born, and the majestic Rhine, located in the heart of Europe!
THE ACADEMY FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
The Akademie für Internationale Bildung (AIB) is an independent, non-profit educational organization based in Bonn. LMU and the AIB have been partners in providing high-quality study abroad programs for undergraduate and business students for over 20 years. AIB manages all of the onsite logistical details of the program: matching students with host families, coordinating schedules and class-room spaces, planning and leading educational excursions, organizing cultural activities and extra-curricular programming, and offering advice and support during your stay. For more information on the AIB, including videos and photos, please click here
Scientific Tools for Sustainability
BIOL / CHEM / HHSC 398
Prof. Lambert Doezema
German Language, Culture, and Communication
General Physics II
Art and Ecology
Core Requirement - Explorations: Creative Experience
Flag: Engaged Learning
Core Requirement - Integrations: Ethics and Justice
Core Requirement - Integrations: Faith and Reason
NOTE: Classes are subject to change from year to year.
GERMAN LANGUAGE: SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH?
You don’t know the difference between „Guten Tag“ and „Gesundheit“? That’s fine. NO previous knowledge of German is necessary! During your study abroad experience in Bonn, all courses whether presented by LMU or German faculty are taught in English. You will find that you can easily get around in Germany, as most Germans speak English well enough to help you out in any situation. However, we want you to be more than a tourist. In our German Language, Culture, and Communication class you will learn enough German to feel less like a tourist and more equipped to enjoy all aspects of everyday life in Bonn.
HOUSING AND MEALS
All students have the opportunity to experience German culture first hand by living with a German host family. We believe these homestays to be the best way for students to immerse themselves into the new German cultural environment. Your host family will also be delighted to help you practice your German! The program fee includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner with the host family, and a public transportation pass for the Bonn region. The families who participate in the Science Program have a long history of welcoming students into their homes. Many students say that living with their host family was one of the highlights of the program. During excursions with overnight stays, two meals will be covered through food stipends or group meals.
Berlin & Dresden
- Germany's capital, Berlin, is a hot spot for science-oriented research. Students interview experts of well established institutions such as the Max Planck Institute or the Charite, Berlin's oldest and most prominent hospital. Guided visits to the German Reichstag, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and Volkswagen's transparent factory in Dresden contribute to students' understanding of Germany's past and current history, politics, and culture.
Amsterdam & Paris
- Practicing sustainability, we begin the excursion with a bike tour through Amsterdam. While riding down the canals, students learn about the unique architectural structure of the city and its sustainable components. In Paris, students dive into Parisian history and culture by exploring typical French landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or the art district Montmartre.
PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES
Spring Program Costs: (click here