THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED
The Engineering, Math and Science Program will be in its sixth year in 2012. The program is for students in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering, especially those majoring in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, natural science and any of the majors in the new Health & Human Sciences Department. With the approval of Professor Sarah Strand, non-science and engineering students from LMU can enroll in NTLS 398 and ART 350, fulfilling two LMU core curriculum requirements. (Students in the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Communication and Fine Arts, Business and School of Film & Television should check with their associate dean to verify that NTLS 398 will satisfy their science and technology core curriculum requirement.) The program is run by Akademie für Internationale Bildung, which has administered LMU's successful Germany programs for over 20 years.
The Bonn Engineering, Math and Science Program allows students to progress in their major and core curriculum courses in a country that is synonymous with scientific, mathematical and engineering achievement. Through class and program excursions and special presentations, students will gain exposure to important technological and artistic work being carried out in Germany and the European Union, while also experiencing and learning about German culture. In particular, the program offers the opportunity to witness firsthand the commitment by German engineers and scientists 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.
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 area are filled with castles, medieval towns and natural beauty. Students can play Fußball (soccer) in one of Bonn's beautiful parks, explore Bonn’s historic city center or walk, run or bike along the Rhine.
Bonn is also an international technology hub and is the corporate headquarters to T-Mobile and Deutsche Post; the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft and Raumfahrtechnik, the German space agency, is also nearby. Bonn is centrally located in Western Europe, allowing for easy train travel to cities such as Paris and Amsterdam. Also, the Cologne-Bonn airport is served by many low-cost airlines allowing for travel on a long weekend to cities like Venice, Budapest, London, Prague, Barcelona and other European locations.