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IU Co-Sponsored Program

  • Beautiful city of 1.75 million
  • Unparalleled opera, museums, and theater
  • On Danube at edge of Austrian Alps
  • Mid-January to late May --OR--
    late August to late December
Program Organization
Academic Program
  • IES "Language & Area Studies" and "Music" programs*
  • Area studies courses in culture studies, European history, art history, literature, political science, psychology, finance, marketing, management, law, business economics, international business, etc. taught in English or German for IES students only
  • Private classes with professional musicians and faculty of Vienna Conservatory of Music or Vienna Universität für Musik
  • Option for students with advanced language to enroll in courses at University of Vienna
  • Optional unpaid internships in business, education, or public service
  • Extensive field trips and cultural events

*Note: IU selectively co-sponsors IES program offerings, including the one described on this page, but not all IES tracks/offerings. Please contact Overseas Study for clarification.

Course Load

Language & Area Studies Program

  • 16 IU credits per semester (either Fall or Spring semester)
    • German language course
    • IES area studies courses (business majors must choose at least one 3-credit business course)
    • Internship option
    • Option of courses in German at local university
Music Program*
  • 17 IU credits for 5 IES courses (Fall semester ONLY)
    • German language course (4 cr.)
    • Music History (M401, 4 cr.)
    • Applied music, private instructors (4 cr.)
    • IES Music Workshop (2 cr.)
    • IES area studies course or Internship (3 cr.)
    • All credits applicable to bachelor's degree in Music
  • Shared rooms with other American students in apartments, dormitories or private residences.
Additional Program Information

You may apply if you

  • are an undergraduate student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your fourth full-time semester of college, and
  • have approximately a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

*Music Program applicants must have completed Music T252 and T232 (with a grade of C or better).  Applicants must also have approval of their Music department and pass upper divisional exam by the end of spring semester.  Performance majors also need approval of major performance study professor.

*Business majors must be enrolled in or have completed (or will complete) E201, E202 and the Business Integrative Core (or equivalent coursework at an IU campus outside Bloomington), and two semesters of German.

*Liberal Arts and Management Program (LAMP) students must have completed BUS K201, ECON E201 and E202, and two semesters of German.

Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.

Financial Aid
How to Apply for this Program

Application Deadline

  • Fall 2010: March 1, 2010
  • Spring 2011: September 2010

IU committee screens applications.

Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.

Estimated Costs

Fall 2010 Semester

*Program fee reflects discounted fee for IU students after benefit of the $1,500 IES Public University Grant.

Airfare, personal expenses, and vacation travel additional.

Initial prepayment of $500 due April 5, 2010 for fall; October for spring.