Emory in Vienna

The German Studies Department is proud to conduct Emory's longest standing Summer Study Abroad Program. For the past forty-three 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.

Note: All program participants are required to enroll in German 375-000 ("Vienna Awaits You") in the spring 2017. This one credit-course introduces students to the rich cultural and political history of Austria with particular focus on Vienna. In addition, students receive practical guidance on living and thriving in Vienna.

The program lasts seven weeks and consists of two sessions, each one covering 15 class days. Courses meet for three hours, five times a week for each of the sessions. The arrival date for the 2016 program is Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Spring Semester 2017: German 375-000, Fridays, 3:00 - 3:50 p.m., Modern Languages Building 330

First Session: Monday, June 12 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (last day of class)
Second Session: Thursday, July 6 - Friday, July 28, 2017 (last day of class)

The Emory tradition of Wonderful Wednesday will be carried on through excursions to locations near Vienna on Wednesdays. 

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

Program Directors: Profs. Hiram Maxim & Caroline Schaumann, Department of German Studies
Program Assistant: Sarah Hesse C' 17 

Students must enroll in the one credit-course and one of the following two-course sequences taught in German (8 credit hours total):

  • German 375-000, Spring 2017, Fridays, 3:00 - 3:50 p.m., Modern Languages Building 330
  • German 201 & 202: Intermediate German (Sarah Richards, M.A.) Fulfills HAL GER
  • German 370 A & B: The Austrian Experience (Profs. Hiram Maxim & Caroline Schaumann) Fulfills HAL GER


Tuition for 8 credits: $ 9,424 (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 $4,000 each to students enrolled in intermediate or advanced German. For more details about the Max Kade scholarships check here.
    • Emory and External Scholarships

Please apply starting December 15, 2016 through the Emory College Study Abroad.