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Central College Abroad in Vienna, Austria


Fall, Spring, Academic Year


Fall semester: late September - late January. Spring semester: late February - late June. (These dates do not reflect the one or two-month optional language training sessions at the Goethe Institut prior to the start of the semester.)

Degree Level


Subject Areas

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art & Fine Arts
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computer Science & It
  • Culture
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Film
  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Business
  • Languages & Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science & Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Theater
  • Women's Studies

Cost in US$:

Please contact CCA for current cost information.

Program Fees Include:

What's included:

•Guaranteed housing in residence halls, including double rooms (with German-speaking roommate). No meal plan.
•Computer/internet access at the Central College Abroad center and in residence halls
•Two-week orientation
•Language and culture exchange (optional)
•Excursions and cultural events such as a weekend trip to Prague, Budapest, Salzburg or Graz
•Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional)
•Airfare from Schwäbisch Hall to Vienna
•On-site resident director and support services
•Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
•Optional online pre-departure and re-entry course
•Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
•Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more
•International student ID card provided by INEXT
•Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The housing and meal arrangements are designed to facilitate integration with native Austrian and international students. Students are placed in Viennese residence halls located throughout the city. Whenever possible, Central College Abroad participants share a double room with either a native speaker of German or an international student whose native language is not English. Opportunities to meet, interact and speak German with other students abound; program students should expect to take the initiative in meeting local students living in the residence halls. All residence halls include:

•double rooms (with German-speaking roommate)
•living area
•communal kitchens
•study space
•laundry facility
•computer space and wireless network in the residence hall and at the Central College Abroad center

Student residence halls in Vienna are operated by private foundations and do not offer a meal plan. While a meal plan is not provided in the program fee, all students have the opportunity to cook in the communal kitchen and socialize with other Viennese and international students.

Student status grants access to the many inexpensive government-subsidized university cafeterias (Mensen) located throughout the city. Take advantage of café life, an important aspect of the Viennese social scene.

Experience Required


This Program is open to

American Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work


Scholarships are Available

For many students, scholarship funds make a real difference between participation and staying home. For students who attend a school that is part of Central’s cooperative council, additional scholarships are available.

Central College Abroad provides scholarship opportunities for semester and year program applicants for both Central College and non-Central students.
Scholarship applications are made after acceptance into a Central College Abroad program. Application directions and forms are accessed through an online acceptance account.

Pay attention to scholarship deadlines; some allow you to apply for the scholarship even if you have not officially been accepted to the program yet. Note that scholarship deadlines operate independently of program application deadlines.

Apply, apply, apply! It never hurts to try. Studying abroad is an experience that will enrich your undergraduate experience. Don’t let cost hold you back. Research your options so you can begin this life-changing journey!

Central College Abroad scholarship deadlines:

•March 15 — fall and year programs
•October 1 — spring programs.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Essay
  • Letters of Reference
  • Transcript

Typically The Application Process Time is

5 days

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad