Program Details

Landlocked giant mountains, green valleys, and lakes in Central Europe make Austria the most forested country in Europe for you to spend a school year or semester.
Location:
Vienna, Austria
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

With YFU's study abroad program, you have the chance to take specialized classes in a subject that interests you and take your German to the next level. Befriend local students both in-class and out while your host family provides you with guidance, emotional support, and a cultural introduction. Mountain climbing, skiing, hiking, cycling, and boating are just some of the activities that YFU exchange students to Austria can experience. YFU Austria prides itself on its ability to dedicate lots of individualized attention to each student, ensuring the best possible exchange experience

Youth For Understanding USA's (YFU) high school study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, languages, cultures, and communities of a real family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you---providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends, and even attend a new school on academic programs. Previous language study is not required except for some scholarship programs.

YFU programs make a lasting, life-changing impact on young people. YFU students return as young adults---more independent, competent, and confident---with a deeper understanding of their family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, enhancing educational and professional opportunities. 

Setting Description:
The hills are alive, waiting for you to discover Austria’s jaw-dropping landscapes and remarkable natural beauty. With the Alps as your backdrop, you will learn about the home country of Mozart and come to appreciate its rich musical history.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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