Experience Europe. Take your next step.


Education Abroad

Education Abroad


Experience Europe.

Take your next step.

AiB is a place of encounter and exchange. We bring people and cultures together, enter into dialogue, and gain new perspectives. With our programs we want students to engage with knowledge through their own experiences, and to foster their personal development through their encounters with themselves, with others, and with the unknown. We create connections to local initiatives, regional projects and to discourses in society, and mobilize resources and competencies to pursue creative solutions in a complex world. We foster a lively community through interdisciplinary exchange with learners and teachers.

Your Benefits


International Experience

Interdisciplinary Learning

Personal Development

Our programs


Programs that transform.

Our programs are academically aligned with the curriculum of your home university. The programs allow you to spend a semester or summer abroad and still graduate on time. You can choose from a wide selection of core and elective courses, all taught in English. The lecturers are experts in their respective fields and have many years of teaching experience. In our programs we place great emphasis on project-based, transformative learning. Course-related study trips, workshops and real-world projects provide in-depth access to topics and cultures. Each program has a dedicated AiB program coordinator who also serves as an intercultural mentor. 

Bonn – a city you will love.


The city of Bonn with its baroque buildings and centuries of history is at the same time a modern and dynamic city due to its large number of international organizations. Bonn is a college town and home to over 35,000 students from all over the world. Given the city’s welcoming student atmosphere and international flair, it doesn’t take long to fully arrive in Bonn and call the former German capital your new home. In addition, Bonn is known for its very high quality of life and low crime rate. The wealth of music, culture, science, business and nature as well as the location on the Rhine River make Bonn a hidden gem in the heart of Europe. Bonn’s central location in the middle of Germany with three airports in the immediate vicinity as well as the well-developed German rail network open the door to all of Europe.

Community, Student Life & Host Families


We cultivate a respectful and appreciative environment and are proud of the AiB community. Our carefully selected host families open their doors to you and invite you to find a home away from home. You can choose between traditional homestay (close contact with the family, shared meals) and independent homestay (more casual contact with the family, self-catering). Our AiB-Housing team has many years of experience and a good sense to find the right family for you. Some of our programs offer the possibility of housing in shared apartments. Our student staff regularly organizes leisure activities for you through which you can gain access to student life in Bonn and make contact with locals.

Health & Safety


We want you to feel safe and comfortable during your time in Bonn.

AiB staff is trained to address health, safety and risk management issues or concerns. We draw on an extensive support network to do this:

  • AiB operates a 24-hour emergency contact number that can be reached worldwide.
  • In the event of an illness, accident or other emergency, AiB assists with medical care by providing referrals to doctors or other specialists. 
  • Bilingual AiB staff accompanies to appointments and help with formalities.
  • A systematic response system is in place to reach all students in emergencies.
  • AiB works closely with partner institutions, embassies, consulates and the local authorities. Important information, such as travel warnings, is immediately disseminated to all students.
  • AiB conducts orientation and information sessions that provide information about safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural and religious conditions in the host country. These events address not only health and safety issues, but also potential health and safety risks and appropriate emergency response measures.
  • AiB has an extensive network of carefully selected host families who can also provide supportive assistance in times of need.
  • AiB has a network of English speaking medical professionals.

In addition, Bonn is city with a high standard of living, a low crime rate and a strong international atmosphere where many people speak English.

Your advantages at a glance


Designated Program Coordinators

Local Projects

Central Location in Bonn

Cultural Immersion

Experiential Learning

Community Events

Travel Europe

Host Families

Interdisciplinary Education

In line with Home University Curriculum

What our students say


” AIB gave me the opportunity to seek adventure. I learned that immersing oneself in different cultures each week made me a better designer, creator and well-rounded person.”

Emily Bonanno
Penn State Landscape Architecture Student

“Overall I received the maximum learning experience at AiB while having the time of my life. If I could experience studying abroad in Bonn all over again for the first time, I would.”

Denise Anne Tuquero
CSULB Psychology Student

“Choosing to spend a semester in Bonn with AiB was one of the best investments in myself that I’ve ever made.”

Madison Hansen
LMU Theater Arts Student

“AIB’s strong academic program helped me to improve my academics and also to open myself culturally.”

Tafita Rakotozandry
Lafayette Engineering Student

“Studying abroad with AIB was definitely the highlight of my college experience. The AIB program allowed me to grow as a person and explore a new part of the world all while providing engaging learning opportunities and a strong academic experience.”

Quinn McGannon
LMU Student

“My time with AiB was spectacular. I gained so much from my stay in Bonn. I was placed with a wonderful host family and was able to truly experience an immersed life in Germany.”

Evan Aranda
Texas A&M University Student

“The AiB has given me a life-changing experience that I will never forget. I am forever grateful for the gift of immense learning and formative experiences that the AiB provided me with.”

Emma Forthofer
LMU Film Semester Major

Our memberships

AiB is a member of these associations and organisations of higher education:

AASAP

Our partners

Butler University, Indiana

Lafayette College, Pennsylvania

Loyola Marymount University, California

Lehigh University, Pennsylvania

Moravian College, Pennsylvania

Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State University

Texas A&M University

University of Alaska at Fairbanks

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

University of Oklahoma

Purdue University

Wesley Theological Seminary

Auburn University

Prairie View A&M University

Columbia College, Chicago

Academy of Arts University, San Francisco

California State University at Long Beach

Next steps


For more information about our programs, please contact us:

Mats Liedhegener

Senior academic manager

programs@aib-bonn.org

Mara Minkler

Senior academic manager

programs@aib-bonn.org

Frequently asked questions

Was ist eine Clean-Desk Policy?

Clean-Desk Policy bedeutet, dass Du dir jeden Tag neu aussuchen kannst, an welchem Platz Du arbeiten möchtest. Komm morgens einfach ins Atelier und such dir eine gemütliche Ecke aus. Wenn Du Abends fertig bist, hinterlasse den Arbeitsplatz bitte so, wie du ihn vorgefunden hast. Dadurch kann auch ein*e andere*r Künstler*in den Platz wieder verwenden. Wenn du Abends das Atelier verlässt und am nachten Morgen direkt weitermachen möchtest, kannst du für einen Abend deine Materialien stehen lassen.

Komme ich auch am Wochenende und spät Abends ins Atelier?

Ja, in besonderen Fällen ist das auch möglich. Ein paar unserer Art Coworker*innen besitzen einen Schlüssel, mit dem sie dir nach individueller Absprache die Tür auch am Wochenende aufmachen können.

Welche Ausstattung hat die Küche?

Wir haben eine voll ausgestattete Küche mit Ceranfeld, Kühlschrank, Mikrowelle, Kaffeeautomat, Wasserkocher, Samowar, Töpfen, Pfannen, Geschirr, Besteck, Tassen und Gläsern.

Welche Veranstaltungen finden bei euch statt?

Wir organisieren regelmäßige Community-Treffen und andere Veranstaltungen über die wir Dich unter dem Reiter “News” auf dem Laufenden halten. Wenn Du per Email über neue Events benachrichtigt werden möchtest, abonniere gerne unseren Email-Newsletter.