International Summer School

German Language and Austrian Studies

The diverse student population of the Summerhochschule creates ideal conditions for intercultural and social learning. The campus consists of meadow, woods and parkland located directly on the shores of Lake Wolfgang.

  • Students are accommodated in comfortable single or double rooms on campus.
  • Meals and accommodation can be compared to three-star hotels.
  • A library, copy machines and free use of the computer facilities are available on campus.
  • The campus dock is available to relax, sunbathe, or meet with other students. Boats are also available.
  • Sport trainers offer tennis and windsurfing courses throughout the duration of the summer program, and hiking tours are organized on the weekends.
  • Excursions to Salzburg and St. Wolfgang are organized on the weekends.
  • Each student will receive a ticket to the world-famous Salzburg Music Festival.
  • A dance course will be held where students have an opportunity to learn folk dances and practice the Viennese waltz for the Midsummer Nights Ball at the end of the program.

The outstanding academic reputation in combination with the excellent sport and recreational facilities make the International Summer Program a most rewarding and unforgettable experience. The International Summer Program of the University of Vienna introduces two areas of concentration.

Topic of Study:

The European Studies Program focuses on the emerging new Europe. It deals with political, economic, legal, and cultural aspects of the multiple transformations the continent is currently undergoing. Taken as a whole, the program offers a concise and up to date introduction to recent developments in Europe which will provide students from different fields of study with additional key qualifications for their future professional work. Each European Study Course corresponds to 4 ECTS credits. Students can attend two European Studies courses per session.

Session 1(subject to change)

  • European Political Systems
  • EU: Its Legal and Institutional Framework
  • Modern Art
  • Science, Culture, and Politics in Recent History
  • Monetary Policy Issues in Europe
  • European Security after the Cold War

Session 2(subject to change)

  • Seminar: Europeäische Gegenwartsprobleme
  • Policy Making in the European Union
  • Turning Points in 20th Century Europe
  • Politics of the Past
  • European Legal Traditions
  • Protection of Human Rights

The German Language Courses are available on four levels: beginners, intermediate, advanced intermediate, and advanced. For those who would like to intensify their language study the Sommerhochschule offers Language Training Workshops and Tutorials. The success of the German Language program of the Sommerhochschule is based on careful student placement, teachers well-trained in methodology, and balanced communicative teaching methods as well as small groups. Each German Language Course is worth 8 ECTS credits (4 U.S. credit hours).

Two Language Training Workshops each worth 2 ECTS credits (1 U.S. credit hour) are also available

During the four week program, students are required to one of the following combinations.

  • Three non-language courses (out of twelve offered), or
  • German I, II, III, or IV plus both Language Training Workshops, or
  • German I, II, III, or IV plus one non-language course.

For the course selection it is important to keep in mind that all European Study Courses as well as the Language Training Workshops last one session whereas the German Language Courses last both sessions. Students should be able to earn approximately 2 credit hours for each European Study Course and up to 12 credit hours for the German Language Courses.

Language of Instruction:

European Studies courses will be taught in English

German Language Courses are taught in German

Duration:

Mid-July to Mid-August

The European Studies Program consists of two two-week sessions. Six courses are offered during each session.

The German Language Courses last four weeks.

Program Cost:

Sommerhochschule fees include registration, full board and tuition for the four week session, use of all sports and recreational facilities (including tennis and windsurfing lessons), a ticket to the Salzburg Festival, and all planned excursions. All additional costs for travel arrangements as well as health insurance and medical care have to be covered by the participants. (see host institution website for current cost)

Room & Board:

Students are generally accommodated in comfortable single or double rooms with private bathrooms. Sheets, towels, and hairdryers will be provided. All meals are served in the dining hall. The breakfast buffet normally consists of a wide variety of breads, jams and other spreads, honey, eggs, cheese, bacon, ham, cereals, and muesli. Coffee, tea, milk and orange juice are available during breakfast. Brunch is served on weekends. Lunch and dinner meals include a variety of Austrian dishes. Vegetarian dishes are also available on request.

Prerequisites:

Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and have completed two years of university level study.

Application Deadline:

Completed applications must submitted to Ann Marie Park in the Study Abroad Office (Welch Hall #114) by Mid-March. The Sommerhochschule has a rolling admission policy. This means that applications will be considered in the order of their arrival. Since the Sommerhochschule is unable to accept more than 100 students per year, early application is encouraged.

Application Components:

  1. UNK Application Form (available in Welch Hall #114)
  2. Application Fee $100
  3. Sommerhochschule Form (online)
  4. Transcripts of Grades
  5. Two-Three Letters of Recommendation
  6. Statement of Purpose
  7. Two passport photos
  8. Deposit (see host institution website for current cost)

Testimonials:

"The program surpassed my expectations in every way; the quality of the courses, the excellent facilities, superb meals, and of course all of the marvelous excursions and the delightful people made my experience in Strobl absolutely memorable." - Silvia Li, Hong Kong

"Besides useful knowledge I have found wonderful friends in Strob!" - Kateryna Kryvoshey, Ukraine

"Hands down, the most unforgettable four weeks of my life! An enlightening experience! I never thought I could feel at home so far away." ; - Amanda Hogan, USA

"The housing was way beyond my wildest dreams." - Michael Aktipis, USA/Greece

"The Summer Program allowed me ample opportunities for academic achievements, and enjoying the surrounding beauty either on campus, or at the lake." - Rania El Razzaz, Egypt

"Strobl is a center of enlightenment, cultural intersection, and self evaluation. It is an ideal place for preparing the human kind for the challenges of globalization of the next millennium." - James Okee Obong, Uganda

"With all faculty members at Sommerhochschule, I had the opportunity to acquire the most advanced knowledge and to develop the necessary skills and attitudes so vital for me in the future." - Ivana Premerl, Croatia

German Language and Austrian Studies

The diverse student population of the Summerhochschule creates ideal conditions for intercultural and social learning. The campus consists of meadow, woods and parkland located directly on the shores of Lake Wolfgang.

  • Students are accommodated in comfortable single or double rooms on campus.
  • Meals and accommodation can be compared to three-star hotels.
  • A library, copy machines and free use of the computer facilities are available on campus.
  • The campus dock is available to relax, sunbathe, or meet with other students. Boats are also available.
  • Sport trainers offer tennis and windsurfing courses throughout the duration of the summer program, and hiking tours are organized on the weekends.
  • Excursions to Salzburg and St. Wolfgang are organized on the weekends.
  • Each student will receive a ticket to the world-famous Salzburg Music Festival.
  • A dance course will be held where students have an opportunity to learn folk dances and practice the Viennese waltz for the Midsummer Nights Ball at the end of the program.

The outstanding academic reputation in combination with the excellent sport and recreational facilities make the International Summer Program a most rewarding and unforgettable experience. The International Summer Program of the University of Vienna introduces two areas of concentration.

Topic of Study:

The European Studies Program focuses on the emerging new Europe. It deals with political, economic, legal, and cultural aspects of the multiple transformations the continent is currently undergoing. Taken as a whole, the program offers a concise and up to date introduction to recent developments in Europe which will provide students from different fields of study with additional key qualifications for their future professional work. Each European Study Course corresponds to 4 ECTS credits. Students can attend two European Studies courses per session.

Session 1(subject to change)

  • European Political Systems
  • EU: Its Legal and Institutional Framework
  • Modern Art
  • Science, Culture, and Politics in Recent History
  • Monetary Policy Issues in Europe
  • European Security after the Cold War

Session 2(subject to change)

  • Seminar: Europeäische Gegenwartsprobleme
  • Policy Making in the European Union
  • Turning Points in 20th Century Europe
  • Politics of the Past
  • European Legal Traditions
  • Protection of Human Rights

The German Language Courses are available on four levels: beginners, intermediate, advanced intermediate, and advanced. For those who would like to intensify their language study the Sommerhochschule offers Language Training Workshops and Tutorials. The success of the German Language program of the Sommerhochschule is based on careful student placement, teachers well-trained in methodology, and balanced communicative teaching methods as well as small groups. Each German Language Course is worth 8 ECTS credits (4 U.S. credit hours).

Two Language Training Workshops each worth 2 ECTS credits (1 U.S. credit hour) are also available

During the four week program, students are required to one of the following combinations.

  • Three non-language courses (out of twelve offered), or
  • German I, II, III, or IV plus both Language Training Workshops, or
  • German I, II, III, or IV plus one non-language course.

For the course selection it is important to keep in mind that all European Study Courses as well as the Language Training Workshops last one session whereas the German Language Courses last both sessions. Students should be able to earn approximately 2 credit hours for each European Study Course and up to 12 credit hours for the German Language Courses.

Language of Instruction:

European Studies courses will be taught in English

German Language Courses are taught in German

Duration:

Mid-July to Mid-August

The European Studies Program consists of two two-week sessions. Six courses are offered during each session.

The German Language Courses last four weeks.

Program Cost:

Sommerhochschule fees include registration, full board and tuition for the four week session, use of all sports and recreational facilities (including tennis and windsurfing lessons), a ticket to the Salzburg Festival, and all planned excursions. All additional costs for travel arrangements as well as health insurance and medical care have to be covered by the participants. (see host institution website for current cost)

Room & Board:

Students are generally accommodated in comfortable single or double rooms with private bathrooms. Sheets, towels, and hairdryers will be provided. All meals are served in the dining hall. The breakfast buffet normally consists of a wide variety of breads, jams and other spreads, honey, eggs, cheese, bacon, ham, cereals, and muesli. Coffee, tea, milk and orange juice are available during breakfast. Brunch is served on weekends. Lunch and dinner meals include a variety of Austrian dishes. Vegetarian dishes are also available on request.

Prerequisites:

Applicants have to be at least 18 years old and have completed two years of university level study.

Application Deadline:

Completed applications must submitted to Ann Marie Park in the Study Abroad Office (Welch Hall #114) by Mid-March. The Sommerhochschule has a rolling admission policy. This means that applications will be considered in the order of their arrival. Since the Sommerhochschule is unable to accept more than 100 students per year, early application is encouraged.

Application Components:

  1. UNK Application Form (available in Welch Hall #114)
  2. Application Fee $100
  3. Sommerhochschule Form (online)
  4. Transcripts of Grades
  5. Two-Three Letters of Recommendation
  6. Statement of Purpose
  7. Two passport photos
  8. Deposit (see host institution website for current cost)

Testimonials:

"The program surpassed my expectations in every way; the quality of the courses, the excellent facilities, superb meals, and of course all of the marvelous excursions and the delightful people made my experience in Strobl absolutely memorable." - Silvia Li, Hong Kong

"Besides useful knowledge I have found wonderful friends in Strob!" - Kateryna Kryvoshey, Ukraine

"Hands down, the most unforgettable four weeks of my life! An enlightening experience! I never thought I could feel at home so far away." ; - Amanda Hogan, USA

"The housing was way beyond my wildest dreams." - Michael Aktipis, USA/Greece

"The Summer Program allowed me ample opportunities for academic achievements, and enjoying the surrounding beauty either on campus, or at the lake." - Rania El Razzaz, Egypt

"Strobl is a center of enlightenment, cultural intersection, and self evaluation. It is an ideal place for preparing the human kind for the challenges of globalization of the next millennium." - James Okee Obong, Uganda

"With all faculty members at Sommerhochschule, I had the opportunity to acquire the most advanced knowledge and to develop the necessary skills and attitudes so vital for me in the future." - Ivana Premerl, Croatia