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The German Studies Department is proud to conduct Emory's longest standing Summer Study Abroad Program. For the past forty-eight 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 2022 program is Sunday, June 5, 2022, and classes begin on Monday, June 6. The last day of classes is Thursday, July 23, and students are free to leave the program starting Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

Classes will take place at the Amerika Institut, Operngasse 4, 1010 Wien and Goethe Institut, Wilhelmstrasse 17, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau

Program Directors: Profs. Peter Höyng (ECAS) & Daniel Walter (OC)
Program Assistant: Sarah Richards 

Students must enroll in GER 375 (1 credit course) in the spring of 2022, 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 (TBD) Fulfills HAL GER
  • German 370 A: The Austrian Experience (Profs. Peter Höyng ) Fulfills HAL GER
  • German 370 B: The Languages of Freiburg (Daniel Walter) Fulfills HAL GER
Tuition for 8 credits:$ 10,998 (German 201-202, 370 A & B)
Program Fee:  $ 1,050
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, 2021 through the Emory College Study Abroad.