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It was definitely a worthwhile experience! I gained new confidence both in myself as an individual but also in my ability to meet and connect with new people all over the world. I also gained insight into the cultural differences that come with each country I visited. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
October 28, 2017 Vienna,
Before this program, I had never thought about visiting Austria, I didn’t speak German, and had no idea what to expect. Once I arrived, I was shocked by how much I loved the culture, people, food, and atmosphere. You can spend hours uninterrupted in a coffee shop, or stroll through the stunning streets of the first district. The... - Tufts University View Entire Review
I gained confidence in my foreign language skills and my travel skills. I also grew immensely as a musician. It was absolutely worthwhile. - DePauw University View Entire Review
I gained skills that helped me become more flexible and adaptive to new situations, challenges, and different ways of thinking. I think that these skills will be immensely helpful in my future life. - North Carolina State University / NC State View Entire Review
September 14, 2017 Immerse In Learning
The adventures, friends, and memories I made through IES will be with me for my entire life! It was absolutely worthwhile. - University of Wisconsin - Madison View Entire Review
I learned how to become independent (and pack a small bag for travelling)! - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I thought it was really worthwhile to experience another country while I am still young and trying to figure out what I want to do in the next decade. - Trinity University View Entire Review
growing up and learning to be on my own. It was worth it - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Hearing so much great music performed by many fantastic musicians, I was eager to work on my own technique. I took voice lessons and received one-on-one coachings. I collaborated with other singers and instrumentalists during a performance workshop class. I took a class a specialized music theory class, studying Fidelio and Die ... - Knox College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad
Even though I had no previous German experience, I was set on going to Vienna which became one of the best decisions for me. IES has a great program that suited my academic needs, while keeping their system Americanized for familiarity's sake. There were plenty of interesting classes (taught in both English and German) to choose... - Kenyon College View Entire Review
You learn so much about yourself and gain a new perspective on global issues. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
October 15, 2016 Life Changing
While abroad, I learned to be more daring, independent, and open-minded. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself. I had a lot of time to reflect since I was in a more relaxed environment that I'd never been in before. - Georgetown University View Entire Review
I learned the language and the culture of Vienna, as well as interesting information about child development. It was worthwhile because I got to experience something new, and I like novelties. - Miami University View Entire Review
October 16, 2017 Vienna Feels Like Home
I was immersed into the culture through classes with learning the language and also taking field trips. Vienna was a very safe city, so I could go out and explore with others, but also did not feel scared to go out and explore by myself. I also got the chance to take field trips with the program to Semmering, Austria and Budapes... - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and how I am able to cope with social differences and travel issues. The program definitely helped me to mature and changed my outlook on the world from an American point of view to a global one. - Wofford College View Entire Review
September 19, 2017 I Already Want To Go Back!
I loved Vienna! It is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve been in. Vienna offers you everything a big city has with a small-town vibe. There was something happening almost every night whether it be an opera, a jazz bar showcase, or a ball. The music program was amazing. All the music staff I interacted with were performing in ... - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
September 14, 2017 Incredable
Cultural knowledge that has changed my view on the world. TOtally worthwhile - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
I learned so much about my host culture and about myself. I faced new challenges that really helped me to grow as a person. - Boston College View Entire Review
7 new countries, over 10 new cities, a plethora of cultural experience - Trinity University View Entire Review
March 07, 2017 Best Decision!
I learned how to live on my own, explore new places, and travel on a budget! I also learned how to adapt to a new culture quickly. I think all those skills are important to have. - University of San Diego View Entire Review
February 28, 2017 A Musical Paradise
I gained incredibly valuable musical experience and experience with the German language and understanding a different culture. - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
February 13, 2017 It Was Pretty Dope.
It was worthwhile. As with any study abroad program, it taught me about a whole different view of life and culture. Gave me perspective. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
November 07, 2016 Great
I learned more about being independent and people from different schools. It was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad
I learned so much about Vienna's culture, Austrian politics, the education system there, some German, great friends, what it's like to live in a big European city. SO worth while. - University of Rochester View Entire Review

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We’d like to let you in on a little secret: Vienna is extraordinary. Quickly—gather your things and study there before more students realize what a hidden gem it is. Consistently rated one of the top cities in the world to live in, come see for yourself why the music, culture, and history of this world-class city elicit nothing but adoration from those who go there.

Programs in Vienna:


  • Vienna - European Society & Culture: 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. You can also enroll in an internship or field experience, which includes time spent working at your placement in addition to an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you’re learning.


  • Vienna - Music: Home to an astounding number of legendary composers—from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to Brahms, Mahler, and Schoenberg—Vienna maintains an incredible richness of musical culture to this day. The world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musikverein, and the Staatsoper are just a few of the many leading institutions that help make Vienna a true “city of music”—and make it the perfect location for an engaging study of Music History and Performance. The IES Abroad Vienna Music Program is ideal for students majoring or minoring in Music, and offers you the opportunity to participate in a wide selection of courses focusing on Music and European culture and society. The program is organized in conjunction with the Vienna European Society & Culture Program.


  • Vienna Summer - Music History & Performance: Located in the heart of Europe, Vienna is a city of about 1.8 million inhabitants that has, since its founding in the 3rd century, served as a bridge between a myriad of cultures. As an important crossroads between North and South, East and West, the 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. Vienna has been home to many of history's greatest composers, from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to Brahms, Mahler, and Schoenberg. To this day, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musikverein, and the Staatsoper continue to help make Vienna a true "city of music."


  • Vienna Summer - Psychology: 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. The program is organized into two topics: Psychology & Society, and Health Psychology & Communication. Students examining Psychology & Society learn about the emergence of psychology in Vienna and consider closely how different methodologies today both reflect and challenge Freud's legacy. Students studying Health Psychology & Communication take a more practical approach as they explore the field of counseling, and develop skills in listening and empathy.

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Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • German
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • History
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Sociology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Economics
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Music
  • Western European Studies
  • European Studies
  • Russian, Central and East European Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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Six grand prize winners will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship to put towards their study abroad or volunteer program. 30 runners-up will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

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November 10, 2016

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