Bonn International Summer Course


Image of the city Bonn, Germany
For students who have already applied to the year-long program at Bonn (or another German partner institution for the year), the Bonn Summer course will give students additional language training.
Location: Bonn, Germany
Language of Instruction: German
Term: Summer
Academic Disciplines: Germanic Languages & Literatures
Program Type: Summer Non-Faculty Led

  • Improve your German language skills before spending an academic year at Bonn or another German partner institute
  • KU students will earn 3-5 credit hours upon completion of the program

The Summer Course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and practical understanding of German culture and traditions as well as contribute to fostering international friendships. German language classes will take place in the morning and work groups as well as excursions in the afternoon. Classes will be small (12-14 participants), and there will be an assessment test first to ensure that students' individual needs and expectations are taken into account.  KU students will earn 3-5 KU credits for the program, depending upon their language level.

See Studying in Bonn for more information.

SAGE is dedicated to creating international engagement opportunities that meet the needs of all our students and providing resources to support you through the process of studying abroad. Study abroad is achievable for students of all identities including our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and students with religious/non-religious viewpoints. Before selecting a program, consider how your identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways and talk with your Program Coordinator about any program-specific concerns. Students with documented disabilities should discuss any accommodation needs with their Program Coordinator early in the planning process.

Considerations for Germany

Germany has laws in place to protect ethnic and religious minorities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, the differently abled, and other groups. Same-sex marriage is available in Germany and most large city governments officially encourage and host LGBTQIA+ pride events.

Germany’s cities and public transportation are generally accessible to individuals with disabilities.  Older sections of the cities and smaller towns may be less accessible due to centuries-old architecture, cobblestone streets, and small indoor spaces. Germany offers services for people who are mobility, sight, or hearing impaired.

Source: U.S. Department of State country information pages and Diversity Abroad.

Additional Resources

Check our Identity Abroad page and resources listed below for information specific to you and other students who may be on your program.

To take part in the Bonn Summer Course, students must have already applied to the year-long program at Bonn (or another German partner institution for the year), as the Summer Course is ideal for students accepted a year-long German program but require some additional language training.