Assistant Director, Operations & Development
Program sponsor: IES Abroad
Offering both English- and German-taught courses, the IES Abroad Vienna European Society & Culture program is open to students at all language levels and allows you to combine German language study with courses in business, economics, politics, sociology, psychology as well as arts and humanities 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.
18 years of age; in good standing at home school; sophomore, junior, or senior standing when the program begins; 2.75 GPA or better (if lower can complete additional requirements); some local university courses may not be available to students of sophomore standing.
None; however, students are required to take one German-language course or one course taught in German for each term enrolled on the program.
4 to 6 Northwestern units.
Shared apartment, housing with Viennese residents or private residence hall. All housing options self-catered.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for affiliated IES Abroad programs, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to an IES program, you will be required to pay a deposit directly to IES to confirm your participation on the program. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include only your IES tuition and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.
If you receive financial aid and/or loans, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
You will receive a separate invoice from IES for your housing and insurance abroad. It is your responsibility to pay IES directly by their deadline.
Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly to IES.