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IES: Vienna Music History and Performance (Summer)
Vienna, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
Historical Course List: View Historical Course List
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Summer
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Apartment
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
Courses Offered:
German, Music
Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment, Study Center
Language of Instruction:
English, German
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Scott Runner
Internship Available:
No
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
Woman in church in Vienna

Program Overview     


Beethoven's PianoThis program is open to music majors only. 

Located in the heart of Europe, Vienna is a city of about 1.8 million inhabitants that has, since its founding in the 3rd century, served as a bridge between a myriad of cultures. As an important crossroads between North and South, East and West, the city became a natural melting pot for new ideas. Out of this cultural richness has emerged a wealth of artistic accomplishments and innovative thinking—a heritage that we explore in our summer programs.

Vienna has been home to many of history's greatest composers, from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to Brahms, Mahler, and Schoenberg. To this day, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musikverein, and the Staatsoper continue to help make Vienna a true "city of music."

Study Music History and Performance in Vienna, a city recognized around the world for its influence on the development of classical music. Students will enroll in 6-9 credits in subjects including music performance, music history, and German. A field study option is also available (e.g., trips to historical sites, classes with local professional musicians). For information about the range of courses on this program, see the IES website.

To view a list of other programs available in this region, visit our Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures.


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Housing and Meals
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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.

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. 

 


Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program; Music majors only.

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Sophomore class standing or higher at time of study

Housing and Meals


Your housing will be arranged by IES. You will live in a student apartment (independent or shared with other IES students), where you will be responsible for providing your own meals. IES will try to accommodate roommate preferences whenever possible; however, this cannot be guaranteed.


Program Costs


For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Summer Budget Sheet. 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 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 visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.


For More Information


For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact 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 are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with 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 on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  • Education Abroad Questionnaire
  • One academic recommendation
  • Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with the host provider as a part of your Penn State application either at time of application or upon acceptance. 


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 02/01/2015
02/27/2015 05/22/2015 07/04/2015

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