Vienna is the home of close to two million people. Austrians and students from around the world attend one of over a dozen universities or international schools in the city. It comes as no surprise then that Vienna offers many opportunities–countless shops, restaurants, and cafés dot Vienna’s city streets, creating a multitude of meeting places for students and Vienna’s citizens alike. Students can stroll through museums at discounted rates, attend world-renowned music and opera theaters, and examine Vienna’s impressive architecture on practically every street. People interested in world affairs will find that Vienna is a hub for international organizations, including the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations, Amnesty International, and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Exploring beyond Vienna is easy as the city’s excellent transportation system can easily deliver you to other parts of Austria, bordering countries, or to one of Vienna’s parks or gardens.
Students live and study side-by-side with local and other international students in student dormitories. The dorms include all bedding, a shared kitchen and laundry facilities. A meal stipend is included in the summer program fee and students use the stipend to cook for themselves in their dorm.
In Vienna students have immediate access to Internet from within their dorm room. Vienna also has several hot spots in the city that provide free, public Internet access via WLAN.
Vienna boasts one of the world’s best public transportation systems. During the summer program students will need to purchase a monthly public transportation pass for approximately 50 EUR, which is valid for all buses, subways and trams in the city.