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  • Locations: Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/23/2018 07/28/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Liberal Arts Department/School: Foreign Languages and Literatures
Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program AU Faculty Director(s): Traci O'Brien, tso0001@auburn.edu
Majors: ALL MAJORS Student Level: G-Graduate, JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior
GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates), 3.0 (Graduates) Applicant Restrictions: AU & Non-AU students may apply
Language of Instruction: English, German
Program Description:
Summer Program in Vienna, Austria

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This is an intensive five-week academic language and culture program for undergraduate students in Vienna, Austria. No previous knowledge of German is required, and it may be possible to fulfill your one-year language requirement while abroad.

Students will study at the Austo-Amerika Institut directly across from the Vienna State Opera House and will be taught by either an AU professor or an Austrian instructor. German language courses are offered at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, and an English-taught culture class is also offered. If sufficient demand exists, art history, history and political science courses are available for credit in those departments.

Students will live with a host family during their stay, which will enable students to submerse themselves in the language and culture. Locations of families vary but all are either within walking distance or near a stop on the U-Bahn, the Viennese subway system.

For more detailed information about the Liberal Arts Summer Program in Vienna, Austria, please contact Dr. Traci O'Brien at tso0001@auburn.edu.

ELIGIBILITY

Application Procedure:

  • Space is limited and students must complete the Auburn Abroad online application as soon as they know for sure they are participating.

  • In addition to the online application, students must complete a mandatory interview with the Program Director.  Please email to make an appointment (tso0001@auburn.edu).It is suggested you not buy a plane ticket until you have been accepted into the program.

  • Non-Auburn University students must be accepted as transient students by AU ($50 additional application fee). Refer to the Transient Student Application Instructions on the Non-Auburn Student Applicant webpage.

Vienna1Formal Program Admission:

  • Upon admission to the program, all participants will be responsible for full payment of all fees and costs by the deadlines indicated.

  • Students will complete additional application requirements once accepted into the program.

Refund Policy:

  • Refunds will be made based on the withdrawal and cancellation dates listed below.

  • Students suspended or dismissed from the program for disciplinary or academic reasons after the start of the program are not eligible for any refund of fees.

IMPORTANT DATES

Summer 2018:

  • 23 June 2018: Students must arrive in Vienna. This requires a departure of June 22 if leaving from the U.S.
  • 24 June 2018: Mandatory Orientation Session in Vienna in the morning
  • 25 June 2018: Classes Begin

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  • 28 July 2018: Classes End
  • 28 July 2018: Students may fly out when the program ends


PAYMENT AND WITHDRAWAL DATES

  • April 6: First ½ of Program Fee due to Bursar
  • After April 15: Withdrawal with $1000 penalty
  • May 3: Second ½ of Program Fee Due to Bursar
  • After May 4: Withdrawal with 50% refund
  • June 1: No Refund after this date

COURSES

Upon arrival in Vienna, students will be given a walking tour and an orientation before classes begin. Classes run in the morning and early afternoon Monday through Thursday. Students will be taking undergraduate language and culture courses at the Austro-American Institute (AAIE) which is located in the heart of Vienna, directly across the street from the Vienna State Opera House. Most faculty members in Vienna will be native Austrians. Students may earn up to 8 semester hours of undergraduate credit in German courses (or Political Science, World Literature, History or Art History courses; see Program Director for details). Placement and previous course work will determine the level and number of credits which students may receive.

PROGRAM COSTS

For approximate program costs, download a copy of the LA.FLL.Vienna.Budget.2018.pdf

*NOTE: Auburn University reserves the right to modify the program cost and/or content as necessitated by changes in the economic situation.

ACCOMMODATIONS

While in Vienna, students are housed with host families.  Room and partial board (breakfast) is included in the program fee.  The distance from the Institute will vary depending on the host family, however, all participants will receive transportation passes for the city’s subway, bus, and trolleycar system to get around easily. 

LOCATION

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, known for its outstanding contributions to music, art and intellectual thought, is one of the great cosmopolitan cities of Europe. Vienna’s open air theaters, concert halls and breathtaking museums, its Gothic churches and Baroque palaces, the imperial parks and gardens, make it an ideal place for students to extend their learning experience beyond the classroom. It has been home to emperors, artists, scientists, philosophers, writers, and musicians who have played leading roles in the politics, art and literature of Europe for more than a millennium. Its wealth of stunning architecture bears witness to a city of artisans and builders. Vienna's importance as part of the musical legacy of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Mahler, and Schönberg is recognized throughout the world. Acclaimed for the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir and Spanish Riding School, Vienna also gave rise to Freud and modern psychology, Loos and modern architecture, and Wittgenstein and modern philosophy. With its key position between East and West, Vienna also offers students many travel opportunities. The program includes excursions to other cities in Austria and/or Europe, and also has two program-free weekends for students to travel on their own or in small groups. In Vienna itself, opportunities such as a city bus tour and a one-day boat trip on the Danube are possible.

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EXCURSIONS

The program includes excursions to other cities in Austria and/or Europe, and also has two program-free weekends for students to travel on their own or in small groups.

PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Application for a United States passport should be made at least 120 days in advance of your departure date. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as you know you are participating in the program. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.

VISA REGULATION:

  • U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

  • For more detailed information about the Liberal Arts Summer Program in Vienna, Austria, please contact Dr. Traci O'Brien directly at tso0001@auburn.edu.
  • Visit the Program Webpage