The Latest from Austria

Nov 19 6:47am
Vienna

Fall Break: Baking, Beaches, and Chipotle

Post by Grace Heaton

If Vienna were on the beach, it would be the perfect city for me. The combination of a super safe, clean city with access to the ocean and good weather year-round would be my ideal place. While the Danube is beautiful and I enjoy watching the changing of the seasons, I love the sea and the warmth. Both were calling my name mid-October when my friends and I started making our fall break plans.

Nov 13 5:12pm
Vienna

Potato Chips: A Key Souvenir of Austrian Culture

Post by Grace Heaton

One of the best things about studying abroad with IES Abroad is that they organize optional and mandatory excursions for students to partake in over the course of the semester. During our orientation week, we all drove about two hours northwest of Vienna to Linz, where I took a food tour and went on a boat ride on the Danube. Because of experiences like this, I was very excited when the staff of the IES Abroad Vienna center released the optional field trips form for us to fill out.

Oct 27 9:29am
Vienna

Bratislava — A Hidden Gem

On the first weekend of our German intensive period, some of my friends and I decided to travel to Bratislava. Since it is so close to Vienna, it makes for a great day trip, and a great first trip outside the city! Our morning started out with a ride to the train station (after a delicious homemade breakfast burrito), which was a pretty easy ride—just one streetcar all the way to the train station.

Oct 26 3:27pm
Vienna

The Opera Costs Less Than The Coffee (Sometimes)

Vienna is a paradise for music lovers like me. In fact, the wealth of opportunities to see live music in Vienna may have even increased my appreciation for music (which, I wasn’t even sure was possible until it happened!). It has definitely ignited my love for opera. I love all of the different performances that I have been able to see so far, and I can’t wait for all the other ones that I have yet to see!

Oct 24 5:37pm
Vienna

Adventures in Vienna Public Transportation

The doors didn’t open. The train started moving again. My roommates and I looked at each other in horror. Oh, no, we thought.