Program The Vienna program is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Students will have the opportunity to spend 4 weeks in one of the cultural centers of Europe. The program offers one German Language Course (any level) and one course on arts and culture of Vienna around 1900.
The program is run in conjunction with IKI (Internationales Kulturinstitut), and all courses will take place at the IKI center in the heart of Vienna. Participants may enroll in both courses or in one course, but at least one of them must be taken for a grade.
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Location Vienna is located in the heart of Europe and is a cultural center packed with beautiful architectural landmarks, museums to suit all interests, and an active nightlife. Winter and summer palaces, impressive monuments, circling boulevards, and specific architectural treasures are interspersed with genteel gardens, innumerable fountains, and nearby woods and parks. Students can spend an afternoon at a Viennese coffee house or an evening at the opera - there is a wealth of entertainment in Vienna.
Courses Students will take one German language course. Each student will take a placement test, according to the result will then attend a beginning intermediate or advanced German language class. These courses will be taught by members of the IKI faculty and will be supervised by the NC State Faculty Director, Dr. Oliver Ham. Students will receive three credits for the corresponding German class at NC State (FLG 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, or 302). The department of Foreign Languages will accommodate needs for credits for a specific German class.
Students will also take:
ARS 252: The Arts in Vienna in 1900 This class will be taught in English by NC State professor Dr. Oliver Ham, who also is the program director. Students will receive three NC State credits, which can be used to fulfill a general education requirement. The class will explore literature, history, art, and architecture of Vienna at the height of its reputation as an international arts center. This class will include excursions to local museums and architectural landmarks.
Accommodations Students are housed in shared dormitory rooms throughout Vienna.
Students are responsible for their own meals. Breakfast will be included during excursions to Salzburg and Prague. A welcome dinner and a farewell dinner are included in the cost of the program.
Excursions & Events The program will include a walking tour of the old town of Vienna and a city tour. We will do an overnight trip to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, with its famous castle and its historic down town is another destination of a weekend trip. Students will have time to explore Vienna and Austria on their own.
Financial Aid and Scholarships Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office.
Resident Faculty The Vienna Program is led by NC State faculty member Dr. Oliver Ham from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
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