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The Latest from Austria

Jul 29 7:07pm

It is the time to go home. Bye dear Wien.

Post by Heidi He

These two months in Wien seem to have gone by very, very slowly. I have received a lot of information, in a lot of aspects. I got to know lots of interesting people; I traveled to many places and countries all by myself; I also messed up a ton of things, and experienced a lot of interesting things as well. I would say it was a very productive time.

Jul 28 2:34pm

Three subtle but shiny moments in Wien

Post by Heidi He

Two months in Wien were not exactly what I expected... I learnt to go alone with it and with my feelings... so here are three unimportant, yet significant moments of my summer.

There was one day.

Jul 15 2:59pm

5 Things I Learned While Studying Abroad

This summer, I participated in the IES Abroad Music History and Performance Program in Vienna. Although I had traveled outside the United States before, I had never been as far as Vienna and had always been with my family. Through living in Vienna for six weeks, I learned a ton of valuable lessons about traveling abroad that will help me in my future career!

Jul 14 11:56am

Place to travel around Wien

Post by Heidi He


Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints. ― Google

Jul 7 3:10pm

A Love Letter To the Art in Vienna

Although I came to Vienna to study music, another one of my passions is visual art. I have always been fascinated by classical art and techniques, so when I arrived in Vienna, I wanted to take every opportunity to visit the art museums and see some of the most notable art in the world. The two main museums I visited were the Belvedere and the Albertina.