Assistant Director, Operations & Development
Program sponsor: International Office of the University of Bonn
The program offers students the unique opportunity to participate in a full semester of study abroad at the University of Bonn while only being away from Northwestern during Spring quarter and to potentially finish the NU language requirement in German. The program follows the German academic calendar, with students attending during the German "Sommersemester," which typically runs from late March through late July. To be eligible for the program, students must complete Beginning German 101-1 in fall quarter and 101-2 in winter quarter.
Students are placed in intensive beginner, intermediate or advanced level German language (meets 12 hours/week) based on pre-departure and on-site language placement exams. Students complement German language study with English-taught electives offered by the International Office in topics like German culture, media, politics and history. Students with advanced German have the opportunity to enroll in regular courses with German students in a wide variety of disciplines at the University of Bonn.
Although Northwestern's GPA requirement is a 2.5, the University of Bonn requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Successful completion of Beginning German 101-1 and 101-2 in fall and winter quarters at Northwestern.
German "Sommersemester" runs from early April to mid-July; NU students arrive in Bonn on April 1.
4 to 6 Northwestern units.
Students live in a suite with 3-4 other students in the University of Bonn dorms. Students have their own room and share bath, kitchen and living facilities.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.