Learning Abroad Center
St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna at dusk

IES Austria

Europe

Study German language and select from a range of area studies courses. Music students can enroll in a special music program.

Program Details

Location
Vienna, Austria
Term
Academic Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Session
Housing
Apartment
Dormitory
Homestay
Credit Type
Resident Credit
Sponsor
IES

Program Eligibility

GPA
2.5
Student Type
UofM Students
Student Year
Sophomores
Juniors
Seniors
Language Prerequisite
No Language Prerequisite

Program Structure

One of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most reputable study abroad providers, IES is a Chicago,IL-based, not-for-profit organization that enrolls more than 5,000 students annually, offering quality study abroad programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America.

This is an affiliate program. You receive resident credit for the courses you take. Your grades factor into your University of Minnesota GPA and each course appears on your transcript with an A/F grade. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies for more information.

Affiliate organizations and partner universities will not accept applications from UMTC students without the endorsement of the Learning Abroad Center. Students must participate in affiliate organization and partner university programs through the standard Learning Abroad Center application process.

Coursework

Semester & Academic-Year Programs

If you have less than 2 years college-level German language ability, you will choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English. Those with advanced German skills may enroll in regular German language courses at the University of Vienna. Internships are available in business and public service; field experience is available. Instruction is in English and German by Austrian and Eastern European faculty.

Vienna - European Society & Culture

Vienna - Music

Summer Programs

A special music program is available at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, which offers courses in music history, theory and performance studies, among many other subjects. The summer program is designed for music performance majors and music history majors. You can choose from German language, music history, or performance studies.

Typical credits: 30 for academic year; 15 for fall or spring semester; 6–9 for summer session.

Vienna Summer - Music History & Performance

Vienna Summer - Psychology

Dates Details

Visit your affiliate's website for program dates and application deadlines.

Orientation Dates & Locations

Orientation will be conducted in 2 parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.

The date for the in-person Fall semester 2020 & Academic Year 2020-2021 orientation session is as follows:

Term Abroad Date/Time Location
Spring 2022 TBD TBD

Fees

University of Minnesota participants pay the program fee instead of on-campus tuition and fees for the term they are abroad.

How to Calculate the Total Program Fee

Affiliate Program Fee plus APAAC plus International Health Insurance minus Affiliate Fee Reduction equals Total program fee

To calculate your total program fee

Find your Affiliate program fee

For more specific information about fees, visit the IES website.

Add APAAC

Refer to the Affiliate Program Fees. Follow instructions on that page to determine your APAAC.

Add International Health Insurance

Multiply the number of months you will be away by $45.

Subtract Affiliate Fee Reduction

Visit the Affiliate Program Fees to determine the fee reduction you receive for being a University of Minnesota student.

What Is the APAAC?

Students participating on affiliated programs are charged a program fee that is inclusive of the affiliate's program fee, University of Minnesota Advising, Placement, Academic, and Administrative Costs (APAAC) and international health insurance.The APAAC covers:

  • application processing
  • advising services, orientation
  • course registration
  • grade transfer and posting for resident credit
  • program billing and assistance with financial aid (when applicable)

Based on these additional services and benefits, the total program fee may be higher than the affiliate's published program fee.

Billing & Payments

Visit Billing for information about the billing process for application fees, deposits, and program fees.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Visit Financial Information for information on using financial aid and scholarships for study abroad.

Each of our affiliated programs awards its own array of scholarships. While many are need-based, others are based on merit, location, academic area, or diversity criteria. Explore your options within specific affiliates' scholarship pages.

Cancellation Policy

Before you apply to or confirm your participation on this program, review the Learning Abroad Center's Cancellation Policy to inform yourself of the timeline and financial obligations for canceling

Prepare

Complete pre-application advising.

Apply

You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.

Apply Now

Complete

After you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, which will include the following items:

Submit to IES:

  • IES Online Application

Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.

You do not need to print out the Authorization and Evaluation form. Once your application is complete, we can electronically authorize your application with IES.

Next Steps

  1. Upon submitting the online application, you will receive an automated email message indicating your application was received.
  2. Follow the instructions on your application checklist to submit all of the items. Your application is not considered complete until all items on your application checklist are either received or waived.
  3. Complete the affiliate program's application requirements as applicable.
  4. Your completed application is reviewed by our program team. If nominated for participation, the Learning Abroad Center contacts the affiliate's staff to notify them of your status.
  5. You will be notified of an acceptance decision by email. If accepted, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist. Log in to the online application to review the confirmation checklist and submit the required items.
  6. Do not pay the affiliate’s confirmation deposit. The affiliate accepts the Learning Abroad Center’s deposit as indication of confirmation. The Learning Abroad Center deposit is submitted by completing the Confirmation and Payment Agreement found on the confirmation checklist assigned to you.
  7. If you decide not to continue with the application process, log in to the online application and submit a Cancel Request. You must also notify your affiliate of your cancellation.

Program Contact

For further information or questions about this program, send an email to

Jackie Gmiterko or call at 612.626.4523