- The German Studies Department is proud to conduct Emory's longest-standing summer study abroad programs. 2020 marks the 47th anniversary of the program. All of the language courses follow our nationally recognized curriculum. To hear more about his exciting opportunity from returning students please click here.
- Students who wish to attend this program must enroll in a 1-credit course in Spring 2020, GER 375 (Topics in German Studies). This Spring course is mandatory.
- Vienna is the capital of Austria and is ranked one of the most liveable cities in the world
- Vienna is the former imperial city of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and one of the most innovative, prosperous and cultural cities in the world
- Vienna is known as the “City of Music,” because more famous composers (Mozart and Beethoven, for example) have lived here than in any other city
- Vienna population: 1.8 million
- Vienna sets a high standard for quality of living and has been ranked as the #1 city for the 10th year in a row!
Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 13. The application deadline is January 21. Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.
Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis.
June 7 - July 24, 2020 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
- Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
- Visiting students from other institutions are welcome to apply
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
- GER 102 or its equivalent for GER 201; GER 202 or its equivalent for GER 370A
- All students whose GPA is below 3.0 are required to have an additional conversation with one of the directors prior to the completing the application process.
Program participants take two German courses worth eight Emory credit hours. Students at the intermediate level will complete second- year German (201-202); and more advanced students will study Austrian cultural history from a European perspective (370A-370B; taught in German). Austria's position in the heart of Central Europe as well as a gateway to Eastern Europe provides an exemplary educational context for examining longstanding traditions and neglected connections in the region. Because of Austria's rich history, of particular interest is the exploration of socio-cultural phenomena that transcend current political borders.
German 201, 202, 370A and 370B are all HAL courses
GER 201, Intermediate German I
GER 202, Intermediate German II
GER 370A, The Austrian Experience (Peter Höyng, Ph.D.)
GER 370B, The Austrian Experience (Daniel Walter, Ph.D.)
Note: Students who wish to attend this program must enroll in a 1-credit course in the Spring 2020, GER 375 (Topics in German Studies). This Spring course is mandatory.
For Oxford students: Currently enrolled Oxford students are eligible to enroll in this Spring 2020 course and participate in the program. Those Oxford students should contact the Oxford Advising Support Center (email@example.com) for information/permission to enroll in the mandatory Spring 2020 course.
Students live with families in Viennese homes. Rooms may be shared occupancy.
Cost and Funding
A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet
Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
Additional scholarship opportunities are available through Emory's Department of German Studies. Please see their website for more information: Emory in Vienna.
All students must enroll in the 1-credit Spring 2020 GER 375 Topics in German Studies course. Part of this course is the mandatory pre-departure orientation.
Emory College Study Abroad will also require all students to complete a mandatory online pre-departure orientation by April 15. This assignment will be deployed through Canvas in early April.
Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students
Dr. Peter Höyng
Department of German Studies
Emory College Study Abroad