Assistant Director, Operations & Development
Program sponsor: IES Abroad
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. This academically wide-ranging program gives music students the unique opportunity to develop their performance skills in the music performance workshop, receive one-on-one private lessons with instructors from some of the top orchestras and music schools in Vienna, and enroll in English- and German-taught courses in music history, theory, and composition. Students also enroll in a German language course and can combine music studies with English-taught courses in the humanities and social sciences as well as an internship option.
Affiliated for music majors only; 18 years of age; in good standing at home school; sophomore, junior, or senior standing when program begins (some university courses may not be available to sophomore standing); 2.75 GPA or better (if lower, can complete additional 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.
The IES Abroad Vienna course, CU/IB 210: The Business of Wine: From Vine to Glass, is not transferable to Northwestern because Northwestern does not have a related undergraduate department. Review Taking Business and Law Courses Abroad for additional information and choosing courses to take abroad.
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.