Vienna, Austria

Psychology & Social Sciences

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

At a Glance

Housing:

Apartment, Studio

Credits:

15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English, German

Language Prerequisites:

None

Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

Visa Required:

Yes

About the Program

Experience life in Vienna as a student of Psychology and Social Sciences. Our courses give you the opportunity to explore youth cultures, childhood development, virtual identity on the web, the immigrant experience, and the social and psychological dimensions of discrimination. You can also enroll in an internship or field experience in public service organizations, NGOs, or teaching English to kindergarten, primary, or secondary students. Taking German is required, but no background in the language is necessary.

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Language Classes

Take a German class that matches your experience level.

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Specialized Field Trips

Travel to important places in psychological history in Austria, like...

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Real-World Placement

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

Fall 2024

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

August 26 - December 14

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:

$
23,450

Program Dates:

Mid January - Early May

Application Deadline:

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 ✉️ study@IESabroad.org

About the Destination

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

Why Vienna?

Situated at the center of Europe and rich in culture, this is a place where people from all walks of life thrive. Perhaps not surprisingly, it is also a city where the study of society has a long history and where modern psychology claims its birthplace. Many prominent thinkers made Vienna their home—Alfred Adler, Max Wertheimer, Helene Deutsch, Erwin Ringel, Viktor Frankl (who taught at IES Abroad), and, of course, Sigmund Freud.

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.

The Student Experience

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Housing

Housing in Vienna, Austria.
  • Apartment

Apartment

Studio – Live in your own one-room studio apartment with a full-size bed, private bathroom and study space. Other amenities include a gym, WiFi, on-site laundry, bike share, 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.

Studio Plus – The studio plus apartment features some of the amenities of a studio and includes a private kitchenette. Beneficial for those with specific dietary, sleep and/or study requirements.

Academics