VIENNA: Webster University

Vienna, Austria

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - August to December (15-week semester)
  • Spring Semester - January to May (15-week semester)

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - *Please note earlier deadline.* March 1
  • Spring Semester - September 10

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Study in Vienna, Austria!

Courses

Students take 4 courses for a maximum of 16 NU credits while abroad. Students can take any course they meet requirements for at the undergraduate level in the following fields: Art/Visual Culture, Business and Management, International Relations, Media Communications, and Psychology.

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Host University

Webster Vienna is situated in a classic Palais, known as Palais Wenkhelm. Located at Praterstrasse 23 in the 2nd district near the Danube Canal, our campus is just a few steps away from the center of Vienna. Built in 1826, Palais Wenkhelm features tremendous architectural detailing, both interior and exterior. Palais Wenkhelm is able to support as many as 1,000 students. Webster's Vienna campus is on the banks of the Danube River in Vienna's 22nd district, not far from the Vienna International Center (headquarters for the UN and its agencies).  Campus facilities include classrooms, four computer labs with Mac and PC workstations, a library with online access to Webster’s main library in St. Louis, conference facilities, an art gallery, a bookstore, student lounge and an American-style restaurant. Webster is well served by public transport and is only 20 minutes from the city center. Webster Vienna is accredited in the U.S. by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and in Austria by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (bm:wf) as an Austrian Private University and business programs are also accredited by by ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs).

The campus offers an abundance of space for student learning, studying and interaction including classrooms, academic and staff offices, recording studios, computer labs and a  library. The library consists of a physical collection of over 10,000 items, including DVDs and sheet music. It also includes an extensive online Library, which allows access to digital collections, educational streaming video sites, and training materials, among other resources. Throughout the building there are places available for students to meet and study. A popular meeting point is the Student Lounge on the ground floor with a Starbucks.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Housing Form
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • 2 Passport Sized Photos, please note these can be unofficial copies. You can print them yourself using the following app:http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/passports/FIG_cropper.swf
    • 1 Letter of Recommendation from Faculty or Academic Advisor (format in the Webster application)
    • Official Transcript
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Cost

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Accommodations

Study abroad students are housed off campus at our newest housing facility, OeJAB Webster Residence Am Augarten. Am Augarten is well serviced by public transportation and is a 10 minute walk to the to the university’s new campus at the Palais Wenkheim. Housing 80 students, Am Augarten is located at Heinestrasse 15 in Vienna’s second district, a five-minute walk to the famous Prater and Augarten parks. The city center is a mere two subway stations away, although it is also easily reached on foot. More information can be found here: hhttp://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/programs/austria/housing.html

Destination

Vienna, considered by many to be the cultural capital of Europe, is a city with unique flair,  liveliness and charm. Generations of artists, students and connoisseurs of life have sought out Vienna for its inspirational art and architecture, parks and palaces, music and opera, and of course, the famous Viennese coffee houses. Vienna was selected “World’s best place to live” in Mercer‘s annual Quality of Living Survey for five years in a row! (2009-2014). Like Geneva, Vienna is the home of many multinational headquarters for the CEE region and international organizations such as the United Nations, OSCE, OPEC, just to name a few. Vienna is located in the heart of Europe with easy access to many major European cities and historical sites.