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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 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.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Academic Information

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern 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 apartment, housing with Viennese residents, or private residence hall
  • All housing options self-catered.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $27,870

Billed by Northwestern: $17,350

Estimated additional costs: $10,520

  • Housing & insurance: $4,720
  • Meals: $2,075
  • Airfare: $1,000
  • Local transportation: $300
  • Books & supplies: $235
  • Personal expenses: $2,000
  • Visa & fees: $190

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