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Vienna European Society & Culture

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Sponsor: IES Abroad

Location: Vienna, Austria


Offering both English- and German-taught courses, the IES Abroad Vienna European Society & Culture program is open to students at all language levels who have an interest in European society and culture from an Austrian perspective.  The program also offers an internship option, language partner exchange, and several field trips to locations in Austria and to other parts of Europe.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an IES Abroad application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, German

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students are required to take one German-language course or one course taught in German for each term enrolled on the program.


  • Shared apartments
  • Homestays
  • Residence halls

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $29,505

Billed by Northwestern: $16,790

  • Tuition: $14,290
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $12,715

  • Housing: $4,460
  • Meals: $3,800
  • Airfare: $1,400
  • Local transportation: $375
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $1,950
  • Visa & fees: $135
  • IES insurance: $200
  • HTH: $145


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