students schönbrunnDid you know that Germans comprise approximately 15 percent of the ancestry of the United States? This makes Germans the largest heritage group in the country. If you’re of German descent, this summer study abroad program in Vienna can bring you closer to your roots. From a career perspective, having a mastery of German can make you a more attractive job candidate in today’s global business climate.

Required Courses

On this program you will take:

Popular Departments

  • German language
  • History
  • All majors welcome

Language Proficiency

You do not need any prior German study to participate on this program. Students with prior German language study will take a placement exam after acceptance into the program and be placed in the appropriate level based on the results.

Teaching Style

You should expect an intensive language and cultural immersion program.

Credits/Number of Courses

All students take two courses during the program. The language course at IKI Vienna is worth 4 credits.

In addition to learning German, you will take the 3-credit course, HIS 205: Crossroads of Europe, which introduces students to Vienna’s prominent role in world history and its current role in the European Union.