Summer Study Abroad in Germany | Track A
Our faculty-led summer I semester study abroad program allows university studies students to experience the sustainable architecture and urban development of Germany. While living in Bonn, you’ll explore master-planned communities while taking courses in design communication and philosophy.
More details are available in the Education Abroad Portal.
About the Program
Our program addresses multidisciplinary design principles in a country that leads to sustainable development and innovation. Although based in Bonn, you’ll have the opportunity to visit historic sites and contemporary architecture in nearby regions, including Berlin.
Areas of Emphasis
- Organized class excursions to energy and recreational facilities, including the Metabolon Garden of Technics, Trier and Mosbach Energy Landscape, and Landschaftspark
- German cultural immersion
- Sustainable infrastructure
All students are required to take a total of 6-credit hours during the study abroad semester. Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.
- CARC 311 — Field Studies in Design Communication | 3 credits
- CARC 331 — Field Studies in Design Philosophy | 3 credits
View the Texas A&M course catalogue for information about each course.
FAQ about Semester Study Abroad
What are the eligibility requirements?
- Open to university studies majors
- 2.0 cumulative GPA at the time of application and until program start
- Good standing with Texas A&M University
- Must attend all program meetings
- Professor approval
How do I enroll in a study abroad semester?
Start your study abroad journey in the education abroad portal.
Does this satisfy the School of Architecture’s semester away requirement?
The program satisfies the school’s semester away requirement for university studies students only.
How long is the program?
The study abroad program in Germany spans 5 weeks.
Will this delay my degree plan?
No. The program allows you to complete the same coursework offered at the Texas A&M campus. Because you’ll be earning college credit over the summer, you’ll actually be getting ahead!
How much does it cost?
Learn more about the trip’s cost and funding in the education abroad portal.
What will I do during my study abroad semester?
The program is centered on living in Bonn, Germany. You’ll complete courses in design, as well as visit notable sites throughout the region during your stay. Past trips to cultural sites have included Berlin.
Who will I stay with?
You will be assigned a host family during your visit.
What if I don’t speak German?
Class instruction will be delivered in English. Many of the people you encounter during your travels will also speak English. The occasional language barrier will encourage your immersion into the Germanic culture.
Are there COVID-19 traveling restrictions?
As of October 29, there are delays in passport processing due to COVID-19. Students should apply for their passports at least three months in advance to allow for adequate processing time. Students are required to be completely vaccinated to participate in the program.