IES- European Society & Culture

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures and seminars; courses taught primarily in English. Internships arranged. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: Y. Kang
  • Fields of study: German language, Europeans Business, Economics, and Politics, Society and Self, The Arts
  • Eligibility: 8.25 cumulative GPA; one year of college-level German. Depending on German proficiency students may enroll in the regular university.
  • Number of program participants: 100

Living Arrangements

Students live in private homes and apartments. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: late August to late December
  • Spring: early January to mid-May


  • Advising Tips: Faculty reference required only if GPA is below 8.25. No language evaluation required.
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Vienna and Los Angeles.