Quick Facts

Two Amazing Locations—Vienna and Marburg!

Start your experience in the culturally-rich city of Vienna as you learn German at the prestigious Internationales Kulturinstitut Wien language school. Spend 8 weeks focusing on German language and culture before the semester begins in Marburg.

Language of Instruction

German and English.

Language Pre-Requisites

Students with various levels of German language background are welcome to attend the program, as the program begins with an intensive German language course in Vienna, Austria. Students with no previous German experience are welcome to attend!

Host Universities:

Vienna: Internationales Kulturinstitut Wien

Marburg: Philipps-Universität

GPA Requirement


Required Courses

  • German 202, IKI Vienna

Good for Majors

  • Arts & Humanities: Art History, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Theology
  • Business & Communications: Business Administration, Economics
  • German
  • Pre-Professional Studies: Education
  • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences: Archaeology, Psychology


University housing, private dorms or castle

Resident Director

Kris Riggs

BCA Orientation

During the pre-semester phase of the BCA Marbug program, all students participate in an intensive language course, a cultural and history course, and they are also guided through a thorough orientation at both the Vienna and the Marburg locations. The orientation covers everything from shopping tips and basic navigation to setting your academic schedule.

Residency Permit

Students who remain in Germany for one semester or more must apply for a residency permit after arrival. The BCA resident director arranges the issuance of the residency permits from the local Ausländerbehörde. BCA provides further guidance on this process and students should reference this information on their BCA online account as soon as they are accepted.