Central College Abroad in Vienna, Austria
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Central College Abroad in Vienna, Austria

Subjects & Courses

  • 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

Year(s) Offered

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.)

Terms Available

Fall, Spring, Academic Year

Participation Guidelines

American Participants.

Cost in USD per week

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Program Includes:

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.

Accommodation Options

  • Dormitory

Experience Required


Application Procedures

  • Online Application
  • Essay
  • Letters of Reference
  • Transcript

Scholarships Offered

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