Vienna, Austria

Summer - Psychology

Study Abroad

At a Glance




6 to 9 per Summer

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Visa Required:


About the Program

The program is organized into three topics: Psychology & Society in Vienna; Health Psychology & Communication Skills; and Psychology of Prejudice & Discrimination. Students enrolled in Psychology & Society in Vienna learn about the emergence of psychology in the city, and closely consider how various methodologies today both reflect and challenge Freud's legacy. Students studying Health Psychology & Communication Skills take a more practical approach as they explore the field of counseling and develop skills in listening and empathy. Those with an interest in examining how people influence and are influenced by their social setting will take Psychology of Prejudice & Discrimination. 

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Psychology & Society

Learn about the emergence of psychology in Vienna.

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Health Psychology & Communication Skills

Explore the field of counseling and develop listening skills.

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Psychology of Prejudice & Discrimination

Examine how people influence and are influenced.

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German Language Courses 

Gain or build German language skills through language courses.

Program Advisor

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Sabrina Wu

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?

As the famous psychologist Carl Rogers once said, "This is where all the trouble started!" In Vienna, the birthplace of psychoanalysis and home to Sigmund Freud and numerous other legendary psychologists, you can experience both the history and practice of psychology from a unique vantage point. Explore the richness of this city’s past and present in an academic environment specially designed for the student of Psychology.

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).