Study Abroad in Austria

What to Expect in Austria

Study abroad in Austria to experience the crossroads of Western and Eastern Europe and have an experience that will undoubtedly impact the rest of your life. 

Visitors flock to Austria to explore the country's breathtaking landscape, enjoy the vibrant music and art scenes, and indulge in the delicious cuisine. But you’re more than a visitor, you’re studying abroad here. 

Take it to the next level with our Austria study abroad programs. Spend a semester, summer, or year delving into topics like music performance, psychology, entrepreneurship, and more—all topics whose famous minds call Austria their home; think Mozart, Freud, and Porsche. 

We started our adventure in 1950 with our first study abroad program in Austria. After 65+ years of expertise, now it’s your turn.

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About the IES Abroad Center

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  • Vienna

The Center is where our highly trained local staff provide on-the-ground support throughout your time abroad. 

The IES Abroad Vienna Center is an elegant, early 18th-century palace called the Palais Corbelli, and is in a bustling central part of the city. Whether you’re visiting any number of the museums, taking in a show at a historic theater, or finding a park to study in, the Center is your study abroad hub.  


Health & Safety

With 70 years of experience, we are proud to set the standard for health and safety in study abroad. Our Chicago-based and on-site staff are all highly trained and experienced in the matters of health, safety, and crisis management. We are here for you from predeparture to your return, and are ready to support you—no matter which time zone you’re in. We plan for "what ifs" so that you don’t have to. From international health insurance included in the cost of your program to highly-trained local staff who can connect you to English-speaking healthcare providers, we are working around the clock to ensure your health and safety while abroad.

Support You Can Expect to Receive on Our Programs

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CISI International Health Insurance

In the case you need to see a doctor or mental health professional.

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24/7 Emergency Support

Whether you encounter an issue while traveling or in your host city.

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Mandatory Cell Phone Policy

Receive any emergency updates from IES Abroad staff via call or text.

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Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information presented at orientation by on-site staff.

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TripTracker System

Allowing you to share independent travel plans.

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Crisis Drills

So that you feel prepared to respond to an emergency should one arise.


Apply for your passport today!

Getting your passport is a crucial step for studying abroad. With processing times taking longer than usual, consider this a gentle reminder to not procrastinate on getting or renewing your passport.

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The Student Experience

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Student Ambassadors

No one knows the IES Abroad experience better than a student who has lived it! From budget tips to housing experiences, our volunteer Ambassadors are here to share it all.

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Latest from Austria

Follow @IESabroad on all your favorite social media platforms for the latest videos, photos, blog posts, and updates from our students and staff around the world.

Want to study abroad in Austria?

How will studying abroad in Austria redefine your world? We can’t wait to find out.

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