Just a short train ride away lies the city of Cologne with its towering gothic cathedral. The students take a guided tour though the cathedral where they can learn a little about the cathedral’s history and importance. For instance, what makes Cologne’s cathedral particularly special is the gold casket containing the relics of the Magi (the Three Holy Kings). In fact, the newer gothic cathedral that stands there today was built specifically to house them. After touring the cathedral the student’s follow their guide through the city to visit a perfume shop where they can sample the original Eau de Cologne or “Water from Cologne.” The night wraps up with a group dinner at a traditional German restaurant where students enjoy a warm and filling dinner after their cold walk through the city. While the students have only scratched the surface of what Cologne has to offer, they are always welcome to return on their own to explore the city.
A land of of forested mountains, small medieval villages and old castles, the Eifel excursion is the ideal opportunity for the students to take a step back in time. Here the students began their trip with a stop at Maria Laach Abbey, an old abbey with Romanesque architecture which houses Benedictine monks. The students attended vespers and had the opportunity to hear prayers said in the hauntingly beautiful Gregorian chant. The students stayed in a boarding house in the small village of Acht where they attended workshops, wandered through the snowy landscape and even took a torchlit walk through the village. One last surprise was in store for the students as the boarded the bus home, a tour of Schloss Buerresheim, a medieval castle in pristine condition complete with the furniture of it’s long line of inhabitants.
Dear friends, colleagues and partners,
We want to thank you for making 2016 such a productive and successful year, enabling more than 450 students to go abroad and become self-confident, active global citizens.
Together we managed to create programs and to develop educational challenges which offer students the chance to engage in different cultures and international projects. Surely this is what Study Abroad is all about and why we are all so passionate about it.
On this note we would like to share with you this little video that captures a few of the many moments we had together this year: youtube.com/watch?v=8h1b3fqybIQ&feature=youtu.be
We wish you all the very best for the festive season and hope you all transition smoothly and in best health into the New Year.
Warmest wishes from the AIB Team in Bonn and happy holidays!
Our fall students have left and it has become very quiet in our classrooms. We hope everyone has returned home safely.
This one is dedicated to our fall students, professors and staff, to everyone who helped making this such a great semester: Enjoy the AIB Mannequin challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7S09hI-pII
Wie könnten die Bereiche links und rechts der DB-Bahntrasse im Norden des Bonner Hauptbahnhofs auch aussehen?
35 amerikanische Studierende der Disziplinen Stadtplanung und Landschaftsarchitektur haben sich dieser Aufgabe gestellt und präsentieren ihre Arbeiten im Foyer des Stadthauses während der Öffnungszeiten der Stadtverwaltung vom 9.-16. Dezember 2016.
Zur Ausstellungseröffnung am 9. Dezember um 11 Uhr laden wir Sie herzlich ein.
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA und
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Kursleitung: June Martin und M. Arch. Bruno Röver
Teaching Assistant: B. Arch. Marina Thelen