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IES: Vienna, European Society & Culture
Vienna, Austria
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
 Housing:
Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay
 Minimum GPA:
3
 Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
 Courses Offered:
Anthropology, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Business/Management/Finance, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Culture, Drama/Theater/Performing Arts, Economics, Education, Geography, German, History, Intercultural Communication, International Business, Internship, Journalism, Law, Literature, Management, Marketing, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sciences, Social Sciences/Sociology, Sociology, Theology, Women's Studies
 Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment, Study Center
 Language of Instruction:
English, German
 Language Requirement:
0 - none
 Education Abroad Adviser:
Kathleen Fox
 Internship Available:
Yes
 Non-Penn State Students:
No
 Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
 Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:

Founded in 1950, this program allows you to improve your German language skills while integrating yourself the Viennese way of life. A variety of German- and English-taught courses are available in Art History, Drama, History, Humanities, International Business, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, and Women's Studies. Some Music courses are also available. (Excerpted from IES Abroad) Information about the range of IES courses can be found at the IES website.

You will take 15-19 credits on this program. Courses in both English and German are available at the IES Center; students with the appropriate level of proficiency may take courses in German. Qualified students may also enroll in courses at the University of Vienna and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Field trips are also offered as part of this program.

Prerequisites
  • No previous German language study required for students enrolling in English-taught courses.
  • 4 semesters or the equivalent of college-level German required for fall or academic year students enrolling in German-taught or University courses.
  • 5 semesters or the equivalent of college-level German required for spring semester students enrolling in German-taught or University courses.(excerpted from IESabroad.org)

    To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the IES Vienna Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

    Housing and Meals
    Your housing will be arranged by IES. You will live either in a homestay, where some meals may be provided, or in a residence hall or independent apartment, where you will be responsible for providing your own meals.

    Program Costs
    For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

    Please note that tuition rates above may vary depending on major and class standing. 

    Financial Aid & Scholarships
    Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

    The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see Finances.

    IES Public School Grant
    As a Penn State student you will automatically be awarded a $1500 Public School Grant.  IES has created this award to make their programs affordable to you.  This award has ALREADY been calculated into the above Budget Sheet.

    For More Information
    For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program.  If you're not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative.

     

    To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with Kate Fox, the education abroad adviser for this program. For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.

    How to Apply
    If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page. You must complete the following materials in your application:

    • Education Abroad Questionnaire
    • 1 or 2 academic recommendation(s)
    • Signature documents
    Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with IES as a part of your Penn State application. Applications open approximately one year before the program term begins.

Education Abroad Credits

You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades form abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas of a Pass/Fail basis.

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the IES Vienna Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.






Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 09/15/2013 
**
Rolling Admission 01/09/2014 05/17/2014
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014 
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014 
03/15/2014 08/20/2014 12/20/2014
Spring 2015 05/01/2014 06/30/2014 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed