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Loyola Marymount University

May - June





The Engineering, Math and Science Program will be in its eighth year in 2014. The program is designed 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 Health & Human Sciences Department. 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.


Students will enroll in either the mathematics or the health and human science course and the art course. Due to the program's short duration and scheduling constraints, students cannot take both the math and natural science courses.

ART 350 - Visual Thinking
AIB faculty
This course promotes concept development and creative thinking. Visual problem solving and projects will be based on a concern for how each person examines, explores and ultimately interprets and re-creates to the world around them. Art 350 satisfies the creative arts core requirement for all LMU students.

MATH 355 - Methods of Applied Mathematics
Yanping Ma, Assistant Professor
This course covers series solutions and special functions, orthogonal functions and Fourier series, partial differential equations and value boundary problems. Prerequisites: MATH 234 and 245. Math 355 is required for electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, engineering physics and applied mathematics majors. It is a major elective course for math and computer science majors and also counts towards the math minor.

HHSC 398 - Science of Ergogenic Aids
Todd Shoepe, Assistant Professor of Health & Human Sciences
Ergogenic aids refer to any external factor that can be determined to have performance enhancing qualities and include anabolic steroids, dietary supplements, and practices such as blood-doping. Global implications will be explored in terms of the historical context, legality, and ethics of ergogenic aid utilization in sanctioned international athletic competition. This course will also provide an in-depth study of the use of ergogenic aids through an examination and analysis of scientific literature as to the actual and purported physiological and physical mechanisms behind these products and practices. The existing body of knowledge will be reviewed as to the effectiveness and safety of these products with constant emphasis placed on developing information literacy in the evaluation of anecdotal evidence, common practice, and manufacturer claims.


BonnSituated 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 Fu゚ball (soccer) in one of Bonn's beautiful parks, explore Bonn痴 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 fr 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.

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The program includes a five-day excursion to Munich and Southern Germany during which students are exposed to cultural and academic sites. Students visit the Neuschwanstein castle, the Deutsches Museum (the world's largest technology museum), leading German firms (e.g., BMW, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have been factory visits in previous years) and research institutes. Students will have some free time to explore the city and its surroundings; in previous years students visited Dachau, a former concentration camp.

In addition, there will be several daylong excursions and company visits that are part of the courses, including a Rhine cruise, a visit to Cologne, art-course museum tours and activities, and a three-country trip including Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands in one day.


Students live with host families to promote cultural immersion. The program fee includes accommodations (each student has his/her own room), breakfast and dinner with the host family, and a Bonn public transportation pass. Host families have extensive experience welcoming LMU students into their homes. Indeed, many students report living with a host family as one of the highlights of being abroad. Dorm lodging is possible for an additional fee.

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Funding is available in many forms. For information on fees & funding opportunities, please contact your study abroad office.


For any other program-related questions please feel free to contact your AIB program coordinator:

VCard Ariane Hanrath Program Director, M.A.

Main Line Main Line: +49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 20
Direct Line Direct Line: +49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 27
Fax Fax: +49 (0) 228 - 180 10 57

E-Mail hanrath@aib-studyabroad.org



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