IES Abroad: Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad
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 yo... read more
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. Claire Murphy - University of San Diego View Entire Review
I gained incredibly valuable musical experience and experience with the German language and understanding a different culture. Michael - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. As with any study abroad program, it taught me about a whole different view of life and culture. Gave me perspective. Greg Eckhardt - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned more about being independent and people from different schools. It was definitely worthwhile. Colin Warnes - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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. Julianne McAdams - University of Rochester View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile! I am much more understanding and appreciative of cultural differences, and my German definitely improved. Also the art and music there are amazing! Jacqueline Lewy - Williams College View Entire Review
I learned about the culture of Vienna and so much knowledge of music. It was definitely worthwhile and I enjoyed every minute of it. Yongwhi Lee - University of Tulsa View Entire Review
I learned to be independent and how to navigate situations that are out of my comfort zone. I learned to interact with people from a wide range of countries. I got to see an incredible amount of places and cultures in a short amount of time. Heidi Krause - Trinity University View Entire Review
I improved my language skills in I way that I couldn't have if I hadn't gone abroad. I also made friendships that I believe will last. A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned how connected all of humanity really is. I also learned the importance of language and communication. It was one of the best experiences of my life! Sarah T - University of Tulsa View Entire Review
I learned what it is like to be a foreigner in a different country and this gave me a new perspective on foreigners in the United States. I also got to learn a lot about the Austrian culture and came to understand a new way of life. This was definitely worthwhile. Christina N - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned to be able to trust in yourself and to try to understand the culture you are living in before you act or speak. Megan S - Benedictine University View Entire Review
In just six weeks, I grew tremendously as a performer and a student. The instructors were wonderful, and with plenty of performing experience, they were able to give us great advice on how to perfect our skills. I also enjoyed taking voice lessons with a woman who had a long career in opera. I was amazed at how much I improved ... Kacie D - Vanderbilt University 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 ... Mara Lane - Knox College View Entire Review
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... Clara Yetter - Kenyon College View Entire Review
You learn so much about yourself and gain a new perspective on global issues. A student - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
While abroad, I learned to be more daring, independent, and open-minded. A student - 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. A student - Georgetown University View Entire Review
I gained an appreciation not just for what I was studying, but how what I was studying fit inside of the Viennese culture as a whole. I went to tons of performances, walked through Mozart tourist shops, and was constantly surrounded by the arts. Being involved with this city and those students made me appreciate performing colla... Matthew Dearie - University of Redlands View Entire Review
I learned that I can be an independent traveler, and that I am capable of a lot more than I gave myself credit for. Noelle - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
I learned what it is like to live under the shadow of having lost two world wars, how different Europe is to the US politically and culturally speaking, and a great deal of German. I believe it was worthwhile. A student - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and my own capabilities. I also feel as though I have a better understanding of what it means to be American, and have the expanded sight of the affect America has globally. It was more than worthwhile - I would recommend it 100 percent. A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
It was definitely Worth it!!! I Plan on going back some day!! Amber L - Texas Lutheran University View Entire Review
This summer I had the privilege to study Music Performance in Vienna Austria through IES Abroad. Originally I was not excited to study abroad, but my experience in Austria changed my entire opinion of study abroad curriculum and opportunity. The IES Music Performance program in Vienna is an exquisite program filled with teac... Abby S - Bryn Mawr College View Entire Review
I had the distinct and singular pleasure of studying abroad this past summer in Vienna. I found this experience to be profoundly thought provoking, and having been a part of the IES Study Abroad program was unquestionably one of the highlights of my academic career so far. During my time abroad, I participated in a Novice Ger... medina c - Smith College View Entire Review
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
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- International Business
- Business Administration and Management
- Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
- Political Science and Government
- Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Communication and Media Studies
- Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
- Western European Studies
- European Studies
- Russian, Central and East European Studies
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