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Doing Dresden

German program features science in the fall, engineering in the spring

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With 75 study abroad programs — in language, liberal arts, fine arts, engineering, and science — in more than 20 countries, Boston University can justifiably claim a global campus. But what does that mean beyond an impressive list of place names? Last fall, we checked in on six of these programs in Europe to capture a day, or two, in the life of BU abroad. We found that studying in a global campus can range from attending raucous sessions of the British Parliament to learning to love siestas and Madrid’s late-night dinners to getting splashed by the water of Venice’s Grand Canal on the way to your painting studio. During this semester, BU Today is showcasing videos of students’ international experiences.

Next up, Dresden. Riding the tramway to the Technische Universitat Dresden, home of BU’s Dresden Program, you can see the baroque domes and towers of the Altstadt — the old city — reflected in the calm waters of the Elbe River. In the fall, the Dresden Program concentrates on the sciences, offering science majors and pre-med students the opportunity to study abroad, experience German culture, embarrass themselves trying to speak the native language, and still stay on track with their many course requirements, whether it’s cell biology, statistics, or an organic chemistry lab. During the spring semester, the program turns to engineering, giving BU’s busy engineering undergrads a chance to take courses ranging from electric circuit theory to biotechnology.

The deadline to apply for the Dresden Science Program for the fall semester is April 1. For the Dresden Engineering Program’s spring semester, the deadline is June 1.

For more information on BU’s international programs, click here. Click here for a virtual visit to Paris.

Devin Hahn can be reached at dhahn@bu.edu.

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