Spring in Vienna

Spring in Vienna 2024
Next Offered
Spring 2024

Next offered: Spring 2024

Where: Vienna, Austria

Program dates: April 1, 2024 – June 7, 2024

• UW Study Abroad Application deadline: November 15, 2023
• 16 A&H Credits (language, art, culture)
• Open to all UW students, no German skills required
• Info Session: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, 3:00-4:00pm, Denny 359
You can view the program brochure here

We are now accepting applications (application deadline: December 1, 2023).

Apply now!

For questions about the 2024 program, contact Prof. Brigitte Prutti / Program Director 2024 / triest@uw.edu
You can download the flyer for Spring in Vienna 2024 here.

Spring in Vienna is offered every spring quarter and is open to all students at all language levels.

This exciting program includes two four-week intensive language courses during the months of April and May at a local language school located in the heart of Vienna (10 credits). During these two months students also take part in guided tours in English through Vienna's most famous sights and museums led by a local art historian (3 credits). From the middle of May to the beginning of June, students take a seminar offered by a UW faculty member on the culture, nature, and society of contemporary Austria including visits to theaters, concerts, memorials, environmental sites and other iconic places (3 credits). Outings into the region are offered on some weekends as well as a weekend trip to Salzburg and/or other places nearby. For work done during the "Spring in Vienna" program students will receive 16 credits, which are computed as follows: 10 credits for language courses, the level of which will depend on background and placement; 6 credits of German 399. Students are required to participate fully in this rigorous program in order to earn credit.

Spring in Vienna 2019

Program Director Klaus Brandl writes from Vienna

Spring in Vienna 2018

Program Director: Kye Terrasi 

Spring in Vienna 2017

Program Director: Richard Block

Spring in Vienna 2016

Program Director: Sabine Wilke 

Spring in Vienna 2015

Program Director: Brigitte Prutti

Student testimonials:

Ellie Smith, Spring in Vienna, 2023:

The trip to Vienna was such an amazing experience! There were so many life-changing opportunities I had! I also made a lot of new friends. I think the thing I most enjoyed about the trip was learning about history and architecture. We went to so many historical buildings and it was so interesting to learn about who made them and how the buildings were used! Not to mention the historical art we got to see as well- Klimt, Schiele, and Anthony van Dyke were three of my favorites. It was so interesting learning about what a rich history Vienna has! I would definitely recommend this program to anyone; no matter who you are, there is something for everyone. Making friends, seeing gorgeous cities and learning German are just a few of the highlights! I can’t do it justice with words. If you’re on the fence, do it!

Aaron Mau (Electrical Engineering major):

“This program has been a marvelous opportunity to dip my feet into European art, culture, and nature.  With a reasonable balance between schoolwork and free time, I've found myself with the freedom to explore and experiment on my own accord; all the while immersing myself into the German language as I interact with others and my surroundings.”

Kendall Yamamoto (Foster School of Business):

“Spring in Vienna has surely been one of, if not, the best experience I've had the opportunity to enjoy, during my time at UW. There's so much offered. We had an incredible space to learn German with an amazing school. Vienna has so much to offer in terms of history, music, and culture overall. A perfect location to explore either Vienna, Austria, or nearby countries. We were provided with valuable lessons of the culture and history of Vienna's many facets. My time in Vienna has been comprehensive, filled with variety, structured, along with independent time for self discovery. A truly perfect mix. Couldn't recommend this study abroad anymore highly. This will forever be a moment in my life I cherish, and know I learned and gained so much from. Thank you to all who made it possible and made it what it was.”

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