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.
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
ENGR 198 German Language, Communication, and Culture
ELEC 210 Electric Circuit Analysis
ELEC 213 Electric Circuit Analysis Lab
ENGR 200 Statics
MATH 245 Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 201 Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
THST 1050 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.
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, Communication, and Culture 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 firsthand 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 Engineering 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.
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.
All excursions included as part of the program are mandatory for program participants.