Aiman Khan

University of Virginia
Vienna - Music

Hello! I am currently in my second year at the University of Virginia, studying Economics and Music. I’ve decided to take a semester to study music in what is quite possibly the best place in the world to do it – Vienna, Austria. I have been playing the French horn for ten years, but I can’t wait for the new experiences Vienna will bring me, and to document and share all my adventures!

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May 30, 2017

It has been almost ten days since I left Europe, and I’m definitely starting to feel more adjusted. So far I’ve only seen family members and a few close friends, though, so it may be a whole new story when I’m back at college.

May 12, 2017

These are a few of my favorite things, about Vienna:

May 11, 2017

This past semester, I have experienced several unexpected lows in my mental health — problems that I had thought would remain in the past came back up again, and it affected my daily life in Vienna.

May 4, 2017

Last weekend, I went on an excursion with IES Abroad Vienna to Styria, a state in the southern region of Austria. Our first stop was the Österreichisches Freilichtmuseum (Austrian Open-Air Museum), where an old Austrian village was recreated on the landscape.

May 2, 2017

After Rome, we spent the rest of our Spring Break (three more days) in Sorrento, Italy. Sorrento was VERY different from Rome... it was a small town close to the Amalfi coast, with much fewer tourists but no less charm. Sorrento's primary crop is lemons, and there are lemon trees EVERYWHERE.

May 1, 2017

Over Spring Break, three friends and I spent a few days in Rome. The sights were absolutely beautiful, the weather was perfect, and the food was delicious. We saw the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Vatican City, Trevi Fountain, and we just wandered through the streets of Rome eating gelato.

April 26, 2017

After I decided to study abroad, I was told time and time again that I would learn a lot about the United States and Americans while away from home. Sure enough, I have gained a completely new perspective on my home country.

April 20, 2017

I spent three days in London during Easter break-- here are some photos from my time there!

April 18, 2017

One thing I’ve learned about travelling while studying abroad is that it gives me serious appreciation for Vienna. Every time I visit a different country, it is exhilarating and exciting, but I’m always happy to come back to Austria.

April 5, 2017

As part of the IES Abroad World Heritage Tour trip, we spent three days in Prague. Although it was EXTREMELY cold (it was early February), Prague was altogether an incredible place to be.

March 28, 2017

Two weeks ago, a good friend from my home university visited me in Vienna during her spring break. She stayed with me for five days, and gave me an excuse to repeat all of the typical Vienna-touristy things that I loved, as well as do things that I hadn't yet gotten the chance to do. 

March 12, 2017

As part of the World Heritage Tour set up by IES Abroad Vienna, we spent half a day in Hallstatt. Although the trip was very brief, it was one of my favorite segments of the whole five-day tour. First of all, even the drive to Hallstatt is incredible.

February 26, 2017

What I probably love the most about Vienna is how peaceful it is. I revel in the fact that I can go out into the first district and enjoy the bustle of city life without being overwhelmed by the sound of car horns and people yelling over each other.

January 10, 2017

Going into the IES Abroad Vienna program, I am ignorant of most things.