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  • Locations: Bonn, Germany
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Lafayette Engineering, interim, and summer programs have unique enrollment processes. Please read below for instructions. For affiliated programs, please contact studyabroad@lafayette.edu for application instructions.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language(s) of Instruction: English, German Min GPA: 2.8
Housing Options: Homestay Program Instructor: Mary Roth
Academic Area: Engineering
Program Description:

Continue your engineering studies in Bonn, Germany

Lafayette is offering this program in partnership with the Academy for International Education (AIB), which has been the College's partner for over a decade for the Summer German Intensive program. The AIB-Lafayette partnership is one of the signature programs of Lafayette College and was specifically developed to accommodate Engineering students. Students typically participate in the program during the spring semester of their sophomore year. The program is led by a rotating Lafayette faculty resident director and students will take a course taught by the resident director in addition to courses offered at AIB.

When space is available, non-Engineering students may also participate.

To apply to the program, please see the Engineering Abroad Program Brochure Page.

Spring 2022 Faculty Leader: Mary Roth, Civil Engineering

Finances

Students pay Lafayette tuition and room/partial board and continue to receive financial aid (with exception of RA benefits and work-study hours). Included in this cost is:
  • Round-trip group flight from local area airport (typically Newark Airport)
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Partial board
  • Two to three international excursions
  • Several day-long trips and cultural events
  • Emergency medical and safety insurance through On Call International
Typical expenses not included in program costs include but are not limited to: transportation between home and airport for group flights, additional baggage fees for flights, passport and visa/residency permit fees, meals outside the partial board coverage, some meals during excursions, books and supplies, additional course fees (i.e. course-related trips, lab fees, museum fees), overload courses, personal expenses.
 

About the Location

AIB
The Academy for International Education (AIB) is a private, non-profit, and independent provider of higher education study programs, located in Bonn, Germany. Since its foundation in 1993, the AIB has welcomed several thousands of US students to live and learn in Germany and Europe.
Academic excellence, student support and quality experiential learning opportunities are at the heart of AIB’s programs.
 
AIB specializes in semester-long and summer study abroad experiences that are tailored to the needs of the US partner university, department and individual student. Courses are designed to fit into the home campuses’ existing curriculum and allow students to stay on track and graduate on time.
 
With over 25 years of experience, and a supportive and motivated team, AIB is able to offer a variety of custom-tailored study abroad programs across many fields of study that provide students with new professional skills and cross-cultural competence in an international learning environment.



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Academics

Spring 2022:  CE 181: An Introduction to Cities and the Systems that Make Cities Work (V) (TBC)


AIB Courses

Students should expect some differences in the academic experience abroad compared to Lafayette. Students are expected to take and transfer a full load of credits back to Lafayette. Engineering-related courses (i.e. Differential Equations) offered by AIB will be taught by local faculty to the Lafayette College syllabus.  AIB also offers a number of social science, science, and humanities courses that Lafayette College students may enroll in (space permitting). Students should consult with their academic adviser to be sure they are selecting the study abroad program with the best academic fit.


Credit Transfer
Most engineering-related courses at AIB transfer back to Lafayette as 1 full Lafayette credit. Most humanities/social science courses at AIB transfer back to Lafayette as 0.75 Lafayette credits.

Non-engineering-related courses must be approved to transfer back to Lafayette via the Course Approval process. You can learn more about Course Approval here.

 

Accommodations

In this program, students live with host families. Host families are typically located within commuting distance by public transportation.

A single room and WiFi are typically a part of each homestay. Breakfast and dinner are typically provided by the host family. Lunches will usually be the responsibility of the student. There are numerous restaurants near AIB that cater to students.

 

Excursions

Multi-day excursions
Included in your tuition is the cost of up to two multi-day excursions as part of the required Lafayette faculty-taught course.  Excursions may include Vienna, Prague, and Copenhagen in Spring 2021. Excursions may change depending on the semester and the faculty resident director's expertise.
 
Other cultural events
Students will attend up to three day-long excursions. Excursions may change depending on the semester and the faculty resident director's expertise.

 

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Visas

At this time students traveling on a US passport do not need a visa to enter Germany. Once in country, students will be required to acquire a German residency permit. AIB will guide students through this process. Fees for this permit are the responsibility of the student.

At this time students traveling on a non-US passport may need a visa to enter Germany. Please reach out to studyabroad@lafayette.edu for further instructions and advice. While the Office of International & Off-Campus Education works to support students through the visa process, the office staff are not visa experts and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain the appropriate visa and documentation. Fees for visas are the responsibility of the student.

 
To apply to the program, please see the Engineering Abroad Program Brochure Page.

For more information about Study Abroad and COVID-19, please see the Study Abroad COVID-19 FAQ page.
The preceding is subject to change without notice.
Updated July 12, 2021.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

Lafayette Engineering, interim, and summer programs have unique enrollment processes. Please read below for instructions. For affiliated programs, please contact studyabroad@lafayette.edu for application instructions.