Thinking about studying abroad, but not sure yet?
Below you can find some useful tips and insights about studying abroad and how to get the most out of it from on of our former students, Jessica Bradford.
Jessica did a semester abroad with AIB Germany in Bonn, studying in the Loyola Marymount University's Business, Arts and Communication program in Spring 2017.
She says: "I was in Germany for 112 days and England for 13 and as my semester ended and I continued into my summer and back to life in California, I think of all the things I am so happy I did as well as the things I wish I had of done. I’ve learned a lot this past semester and I wanted to reflect on that and give some of my own little insights and advice for anyone going abroad or just anyone in general."
Check out her post here.
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Math, Nutrition, Social Entrepreneurship and Art – 18 students, four different courses, various field trips, guest lectures and lots of fun!
The LMU summer program wrapped up another succesful year in Bonn!
Finally, the film our two AIB alumni students, Taylor Zann and Sarah Franke shot in Kenia is online.
Check it out here or below and share it with people! We are very proud of our alumni and wish them all the best for their future careers!
A big THANK YOU to PTB, as well, for making this project possible and involving our alumni film students in global topics that matter! We are looking forward to the next project with you!
The AIB Summer Programs are in full swing!
Instead of just studying in the classroom, learning can also be a practical experience out in the field on excursions.
Below you can see some impressions of the various field trips and excursions some of the programs have already done!
For example, last week, the Texas A&M University Sustainable Communities program went on a hike up to the Drachenfels and did a Rhine cruise where they got to enjoy the beautiful Rhineland – from above and from the water. They also went to Andernach, ‘the edible city’ to explore a park where, instead of flowers, vegetables, fruit and herbs are grown.
The German Language program has also already been to several German cities in the region. After learning about the Romans in Trier and visiting Aachen, they also explored Mainz, where Johannes Gutenberg invented letterpress printing. They even got to do some letterpress printing themselves and were able to take home their prints! Applied learning at its best!
The Internship program did some teambuilding activities on the weekend. Together, they went to the climbing park ‘Schwindelfrei’ in Brühl to learn how to overcome obstacles and solve other problems as a team – important skills that are helpful for mastering their internships in Germany!
The Loyola Marymount University Summer program visited Salzburg, the musical Mozart City, and explored the Berchtesgardener Land. A visit to BMW and hiking around the Königsee were just some of the highlights!
Besides learning about the Neurophysiology of Music, the Texas A&M University History of Medicine program has been to visit the beautiful city of Wien and have done short excursions up and down the Middle Rhine Valley, to Cologne and Koblenz. They are now on their way to the north of Germany, where they will, amongst other sites, visit the Hannover Medical School.
Time flies for the Columbia College Chicago Summer Dok Program! Three weeks ago they were in Berlin where they saw and learned a lot about German history! It’s now time for them to shoot the DOCs! Filming, here we come! And just last week our Summer DOK students met with the Musicube composers who will provide a score for their films - so much talent in one room.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington Criminal Justice program, which is taking place for the first time this year, has been busy doing all sorts of excursions to learn about the criminal justice system in Germany and Europe. A visit to the German Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe and a trip to Nuremberg to learn about the Nuremberg trials were just some of the exciting learning experiences.
All in all, the first summer programs are going great and we cannot wait to see what the rest of the summer has in store!
Stay tuned and check out some pictures below!