Vienna, Austria

Summer - Music History & Performance

Study Abroad

At a Glance




6 to 10 per Summer

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About the Program

Study in a city recognized around the world for its influence on the development of classical music. Enroll in two to four courses for a total of 6 to 10 credits on the subjects of music history, music performance, and German language. 

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Music History Classes

Learn about history rooted in the rich musical tradition of the city.

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Vocal & Instrumental Performance Workshop

Expand your repertoire and performance skills.

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German Language Studies

Study the German language at beginning and intermediate levels.

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World-Famous Opera House

Ssee a performance at the incredible Viener Staatsoper.

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?

Study in a city recognized around the world for its influence on the development of classical music. Vienna has been home to many of history's greatest composers, and to this day, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musikverein, and the Staatsoper continue to help make Vienna a true "city of music." As an important crossroads between North and South, East and West, this city became a natural melting pot for new ideas. Out of this cultural richness has emerged a wealth of artistic accomplishments and innovative thinking—a heritage that we explore in our summer programs.

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 in Vienna, Austria.
  • 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 2-6 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).