Anthropology, Art, Art history, Communication studies, Cultural studies, Economics, Education, English, German, History, Media & Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Political science, Psychology, Religious studies, Sociology, Women's and gender studies
The IES Vienna program takes advantage of the city’s historical, artistic, and cultural sites and include a hands-on, practical component. Study music, European society, psychology, German, and more, with the city as your classroom! The IES program offers several tracks during the semester and summer; see below.
Located in the heart of Europe, Vienna is a city of about 1.8 million inhabitants that have, since its founding in the 3rd century, served as a bridge between a myriad of cultures. As an important crossroads between North and South, East and West, the city became a natural melting pot for new ideas. Out of this cultural richness has emerged a wealth of artistic accomplishments and innovative thinking.
Students enroll in a German language course and choose from a variety of other courses, taught in both English and German. See the IES program websites linked above more more information on Academics, as well as other program details.
Semester students may have the option of enrolling in German-taught courses at partner universities. The full-time courseload is 15-19 credits per semester. Part-time internships (including a 3 credit hour seminar) are available in a variety of industries.
Courses in this program are Transfer Credit. Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
Semester and summer student housing options details are available on the IES website. Options include student apartments, housing with local residents, and residence halls. Students have full access to kitchen facilities for preparing meals, which are not included in the program fee. All housing options include free internet access.
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.