Emory in Vienna

The German Studies Department is proud to conduct Emory's longest standing Summer Study Abroad Program. For the past forty-five years, Emory students have enrolled in seven-week courses in Vienna, the former imperial city of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and today one of the booming and truly international cities in Central Europe. Our students take intermediate or advanced German courses that explore topics in Austrian cultural history. One of the elements that make this program unique is that students stay with host families and thus are afforded the opportunity to immerse themselves in Viennese daily life. Each summer there are a number of excursions to historical and cultural sites. In addition, students are reimbursed within reason for cultural activities in the city such as museum visits, and musical or opera performances.
We are particularly committed to the program because the city itself is such an ideal place to study the cultures and literatures of the German-speaking worlds. Austria's position in the heart of Central Europe as well as a gateway to Eastern Europe provide an exemplary educational context for examining longstanding traditions and neglected connections in the region.

The program lasts seven weeks and consists of two sessions, each one covering 15 class days. Classes meet for three hours each day during each session.

The arrival date for the 2019 program is Sunday, June 9, 2019, and classes begin on Tuesday, June 11. The last day of classes is Friday, July 26, and students are free to leave the program starting Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Classes will take place at the Amerika Institut, Operngasse 4, 1010 Wien

Program Directors: Profs. Hiram Maxim & Paul Buchholz, Department of German Studies
Program Assistant: Sarah Richards 

Students must enroll in the two-course, eight-credit sequences taught in German that is appropriate for their level of ability (8 credit hours total):

  • German 201 & 202: Intermediate German (Sarah Richards) Fulfills HAL GER
  • German 370 A & B: The Austrian Experience (Profs. Hiram Maxim & Paul Buchholz) Fulfills HAL GER


Tuition for 8 credits: $ 10,120 (German 201-202, 370 A & B)
Program Fee:           $ 1,700
Air fare:                  $ 1,700 (approx.)
Personal allowance:  $ 1,600 (approx.)


  • Financial Aid: Emory undergraduates who qualify for financial aid during the regular academic year are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. No additional application is necessary.
  • Scholarships:
    • Since 2007 the Max Kade Foundation has sponsored four scholarships for $4,500 each to students enrolled in intermediate or advanced German. For more details about the Max Kade scholarships check here.
    • German majors are also eligible to apply for the Viola Westbrook Endowed Scholarship.

Please apply starting December 15, 2018 through the Emory College Study Abroad.