Vienna, Austria

European Society & Culture

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Part-Time Internship
Spring, Fall

At a glance




15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English, German

Language Prerequisites:


Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

Visa Required:


About the Program

Offering both English- and German-taught courses, the IES Abroad Vienna European Society & Culture program allows you to study the culture, history, business, and politics of a region that continues to play a major role on the world stage. Open to students at all German language levels, our program brings more than 60 years of experience to a variety of unique courses taught by faculty from top European institutions. 

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Unique Courses

Learn from courses in four different topics.

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Direct Enrollment

Experience the Austrian education system.

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Specialized Field Trips

Travel to historic places, castles and monuments in Austria.

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Real-World Placement

Gain hands-on experience at an internship or field placement.

Spring 2024

Program dates:

January 22 - May 11

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Program Advisor

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Alicia Emerich

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

A view of Vienna, Austria's landscape at sunset.

Why Vienna?

Vienna will be your classroom. Can you imagine learning about Freud’s theories of psychoanalysis and then touring his home and the office where he practiced? Or studying politics and international organizations and visiting the UN, the OSCE, or OPEC? How about exploring art history in Vienna’s world-famous galleries and museums? Welcome to study abroad! Wherever possible our courses take advantage of the city’s historical, artistic, and cultural sites and include a hands-on, practical component.

Learn More About Vienna

Get to Know Your New City

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Experience an Opera at the Wiener Staatsoper

See world-class opera performances for only a few euros.

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Relax Along the Danube Canal

Enjoy late afternoon sun while taking in this waterway.

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Visit a Museum or Two on a Rainy Day

At least one of the 100+ museums of Vienna will interest you.

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Sip Wine at an Authentic Heuriger

These Viennese wine taverns serve locally-produced wines.


Housing in Vienna, Austria.
  • Apartment


Studio – Live in your own one-room studio apartment with a private bathroom and a shared kitchen. Other amenities include a gym, WiFi, on-site laundry, roof terrace, bike racks, and more.

Shared – Shared apartments offer fully furnished spaces for students and up to five roommates. The classically Viennese shared apartment comes equipped with 1-2 twin beds per bedroom, WiFi, access to laundry, and a shared kitchen, bathroom, and common space. You may live with a Vienna Cultural Assistant (VCA).

Premium Studio – The Premium studio apartment features a one-room apartment with a full-size bed, private bathroom, TV, WiFi, shelving, and study space, as well as a kitchenette. Note that an additional fee applies to this option.