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German 290/490 - Austria: German Term in Vienna

Students will travel to Austria and spend the first week in the charming and quaint town of Salzburg. Here students will explore town landmarks and religious buildings, and learn in-depth about the historical aspects of Salzburg. Next the group will travel to Vienna for three weeks to stay with Austrian host families. Here students will continue their exposure to Austrian culture through a series of walks, activities, classes, and written reflections. Apart from getting an impression of historical, imperial Vienna, students will also get to see and know a vivid, multicultural and young Vienna - a city that represents the historical bridge between Eastern and Western Europe, a melting pot of cultures, religions, and cuisines. Through visits to several museums, students will gain a strong understanding of what times were like when the royal families inhabited Vienna and will glean important knowledge of Austria's history and musical background. Next to the glorious and dark aspects of Austria's past they will also find the vibrant contemporary Vienna of students and artists, have thorough discussions on the differences and similarities of past and present Vienna, and discover contrasts between Austria and other cultures.


Course: GERM 290/490
Location: Salzburg and Vienna, Austria
Prerequisite: GERM 101 and/or Austro-German Culture
Program Directors: Wendell Frye and Julia Schotzko
Curricular requirement: culture portion of language requirement or humanities
Cost: $4,535
Length of program: 27 days
Meals: All meals included


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