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Lehigh in Munich

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Program Dates: January 6, 2016 - January 16, 2016
Departure from USA: January 6, 2016 (overnight flight)

Professor Nik Nikolov
Art and Architecture




* A limited number of $500-$1,500 need-based scholarships are also available. Applications will be evaluated according to a student's financial need and an essay describing the possible significance of this experience to their academic and professional development. 2014 Deadlines are posted on the 2014 Travel Grant Application.

$3,600 (Tentative)This includes tuition for three credits, lodging in hotel (double occupancy, breakfast usually included), various museum entrance/excursion fees, local travel pass. Not included: airfare, lunches and dinners, meals outside the program, mobile phone, personal expenses, $50 registration fee, and/or other costs.



This traveling seminar on the modern history and architecture of Bavaria is designed to give students a deep insight into the relationship between technology and historic circumstances that form the built environment in one of the most environmentally progressive regions of the world. Case studies and field trips will offer the opportunity to study and experience built examples of sustainable design on a theoretical as well as applied level. Integral to the program will be presentations by external experts, site visits, on-site discussions, and independent projects. The students will learn about different building technologies, techniques and materials. Due to the unique location of this session, the students will experience alternative models of urban planning and mixed-use developments as well as various forms of public space, private and public transport, and sustainable planning and design in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Check out what our Winter 2012-13 program did!

Munich (German: München] is the capital city of Bavaria, Germany. It is located on the river Isar to the North of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. There are approximately 1.35 million people living within city limits, while the Munich Metropolitan Area (including the urban areas of Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Rosenheim and Landshut) is home to over 5 million people.
The city is an inspiring mix of historic buildings and progressive architec­ture, since Munich reconstructed the ruins of their historic buildings but also created new landmarks of architecture.

Full participation in presentations, field visits, readings, discussions, and other organized and assigned activities is required. Attendance is mandatory. Please contact the instructor prior to class if you expect to be late or miss an activity. A student who misses classes or other required activities for the observance of a religious holiday should inform the instructor as far in advance of the absence as possible, so that arrangements can be made to complete an assignment within a reasonable time after the absence. A student who fails to meet the expected level of participation, attendance, and level and completion of work within the time allowed will be subject to the normal academic penalties. .


Upon return to Lehigh students are asked to write a reflection paper OR an independent project of creative nature on a topic chosen by the student and discussed with and approved by the instructor.  A summary of the work is to be posted online on the programs’ webpage and will containing an abstract and key visual material related to the topic chosen.
All students are expected to participate in all the activities and comply with all requirements. Grades will be based on active engagement and participation (40%), independent project (40%), and presentation (20%). The student's work will be evaluated on its rigor and evolution over the session.


Please follow this link to see our online registration instructions. In addition to the online registration, students are asked to submit a 300-500 word essay in response to the following:

Tell us in a brief paragraph: What is your personal interest in the Lehigh in Munich program and how might it relate to your future studies?



(3 credits, SS or HU)

* SS or HU credit towards your major program requirements upon instructor approval.

This Lehigh faculty-led study abroad program allows students from an array of majors to earn three credits over winter break. The program will explore the history, culture, and architecture of Munich, a capital and center of the southern state of Germany, Bavaria. The program of study does not require German language skills. 




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