Program Details

The CCA program in Vienna has both an English and German track. A typical course load is 12-18 credit hours. Our academic program is broken down into six areas: •Optional intensive language preparation at the Goethe Institut in Schwabisch Hall, Germany •
Location:
Vienna, Austria
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
For a city founded 2,000 years ago, Vienna has aged well. Its neo-Baroque style theatres and imperial palaces are just a façade for a contemporary city that’s claimed the number one spot in Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey three years in a row (2009-2011). The Viennese are leaders in urban planning, and the city maintains several natural, green spaces that make the perfect spot for afternoon study. You’ll also find prominent international organizations, high quality educational systems, not to mention a historical and cultural heritage that will take you a lifetime to peel back. For CCA students, the urban center of 1.8 million is a city for German language, immersing students in its musical tone, vocabulary and grammar. The all-German curriculum – from an intensive language program (required for beginners) to small language and literature courses with other CCA students and a wide variety of electives alongside local students at the University of Vienna – provides the historical, political and social context of modern Austria. As preparation for all this, students can enroll in an optional intensive language program at the Goethe Institute in Germany prior to the start of the semester.

The CCA program in Vienna has both an English and German track. A typical course load is 12-18 credit hours. Our academic program is broken down into six areas: •Optional intensive language preparation at the Goethe Institut in Schwabisch Hall, Germany •Culture Course required of all students •Central College Abroad language courses and electives for intermediate level and above •Intensive language program required for beginners •Affiliate university electives through the University of Vienna (for high intermediate and above) •Internships and service-learning available for all students

•Tuition •Guaranteed housing in residence halls, including double rooms (with German-speaking roommate). No meal plan. •Computer/internet access at the Central College Abroad center and in residence halls •Two-week orientation •Language and culture exchange (optional) •Excursions and cultural events such as a weekend trip to Prague, Budapest, Salzburg or Graz •Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional) •Airfare from Schwäbisch Hall to Vienna •On-site resident director and support services •Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support •Optional online pre-departure and re-entry course •Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook •Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more •International student ID card provided by INEXT •Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Setting Description:
Vienna is the capital of Austria as well as its largest city. Vienna claims the title of "Worlds Most Livable City" three years in a row (2009-2011), and why not? The city boasts a strong historical and cultural heritage (Vienna is a great destination for fine arts study) as well as excellent public transporation, well-organized public services, a fair cost of living, quality educational systems and a mild climate. Vienna is also host to many major international organizations such as OPEC as well as the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency, two of Central College Abroad’s many internship partners. Students are drawn to Central College Abroad's program in Vienna for the opportunity to experience two countries – Germany and Austria – in one program! First an intensive German-language program at the Goethe Institute in the Kocher river valley begins the language immersion experience. In Germany, students are surrounded by the castles and palaces of the Hohenlohe r
Cost:
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