The Bonn Study Abroad 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
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 surrounding 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, and 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.
The program is hosted by The Akademie für Internationale Bildung (AIB). The AIB is an independent, non-profit educational organization based in Bonn. LMU and the AIB have been partners for over 20 years, and during this time, the AIB has managed all of the onsite logistical details of the program, such as: 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 advising and support for all levels of life in Germany. For more information on the AIB, including videos and photos, please click here.
From Sustainability to Resilience
BIOL / CHEM / HHSC 398
Dr. Eric Strauss
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.
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 fees. 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