Bremen, Germany


The city of Bremen is located on the River Weser in the northwest of Germany with a beautiful old town to explore and many cultural attractions. Students at Jacobs University Bremen will join an intercultural community with students from over 100 countries living on a large park like campus. The University offers a custom visiting program for students at Wellesley College with a focus on natural science and research development and enables Wellesley students to continue their pre-med studies abroad. There are study trips to other major European cities such as Brussels and Berlin. Students participating in the Fall Pre-Health program will travel to Bremen with a Wellesley faculty member and take Biochemistry (CHEM 222 w/ lab) with that faculty member. The course will appear as a Wellesley course and the grade will be factored into the Wellesley GPA. Prior to the start of the program, all Fall and Full-Year students have the option of participating in a summer German language course offered each year in a major city in Germany.

At a Glance

Students: 10-15 Wellesley students each fall, 1-5 each spring.
Terms: Fall, Spring, or Year (Pre-Health program is Fall Only)
Full year: late August to late May
Fall semester: late August to late December
Spring semester: early February to late May

Location: Bremen, Germany
Housing: Single rooms in dormitories

Cost: Wellesley Comp Fee. Includes Jacobs tuition; housing; meals; $1,200 flight stipend; housing, meals, and tuition for the summer German language course. Financial aid will be recalculated based on anticipated living expenses abroad and will also account for airfare costs.
Pre-Requisites: 1 year of German recommended

Language of Instruction: English

Application deadlines: Students planning on studying abroad during the 18-19 Academic Year must submit a Proposal to Study Away prior to Dec 1 2017. Further Jacobs application instructions will be communicated after your Proposal is approved.
Fields of Study: Psychology, STEM fields, some offerings in Social Sciences and Humanities

Full Course Load: 30 ECTS = 4 Wellesley units
Contact: jthomass@wellesley.edu
Application Instructions: Detailed instructions will be communicated after your Proposal to Study Away is approved.
Recent Alumnae: See list
Jacobs University website

*Pre-Med Program at Jacobs!* Practical components ("shadowing") and workshops led by German medical doctors. Guided research and individualized academic advising by Wellesley and Jacobs faculty. Biochemistry course w/ lab taught at Jacobs University by a Wellesley professor.