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Program Location Vienna, Austria
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33020
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2019 08/18/19 to 12/14/19

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources


Vienna, once the capital of the powerful Hapsburg Empire, is now the capital of Austria. While the power structure has undergone great change, the city itself has retained much of the charm of the pre-World War I era.

The IES Vienna Center is situated in the Palais Corbelli, an elegant eighteenth century palace in the heart of Vienna. It is just minutes away from the array of museums, theaters, and other major cultural attractions that have bestowed international fame on Vienna.

Program Highlights:

Extensive curriculum in the Arts, Humanities, International Business, Economics, and International Relations with a special emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe.

Direct enrollment at the University of Vienna and the University of Music and the Performing Arts for qualified students.

Internships in business and education. Previous business assignments include ACS-Acquisition Services, Aktienforum, Bank Austria Securities, Inc., Sotheby's Kunstauktionen, and Wirl-Consult-Marketing Communications; education placements are in secondary schools throughout Vienna

Field trips to locations such as Berlin, Budapest, Cracow, Prague, and the Danube Valley region.

Internships are available; please see the IES website for more information.

This page is referring to the standard IES Vienna's European Culture & Society Program. Students wishing to participate in IES' other option in Vienna, such as enrolling in courses taught at the University of Vienna, should check the IES web-site for any varying dates, fees, and application deadlines and speak to their study abroad advisor.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


Skiing in the Alps

The program is open to all undergraduate students. Any university student is eligible if s/he has reached at least sophomore standing (completed 2 semesters of college) by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

Previous German language study is not required for students who wish to take IES courses exclusively. For students who wish to enroll in German taught and/or University courses, a minimum of four semesters of German is required for the fall and full year program and five semesters for the spring option.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: PSY (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program Fee includes tuition, field trips, and on-site orientation.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2019

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$16,220.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$905.00
Local Transportation$250.00
Books and Supplies$250.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,100.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Following payment of the deposit, the student will be given the IES application to complete. The Study Abroad Office will send the application to IES, along with the applicant's transcript, letters of recommendation, and essay from the study abroad application. The student will then be notified directly by IES upon acceptance into the program.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
Belvedere Palace

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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