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Location: Austria and Germany

Semester: Spring 2025

Course Information: International Studies – 3 Credit Core Course

Lead Faculty: Dr. Howard Kim

Travel Assistant: TBA

Course Title: All Roads lead to Vienna, the 18th and 19th Century’s Unofficial Capital of the European Music World

Course Code: IS 398 Austria

Course Description: Students will study the cultural, political, religious, and philosophical climate of the late 18th and early 19th century in an effort to understand why Vienna would become the choice destination for musicians. Students will see historical sites, museums and attend concerts to experience the musical culture of Germany and Austria. This class will retrace the career moves of two of history’s most celebrated composer’s, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, from their respective birth cities of Bonn, Germany and Salzburg, Austria to their arts destination of Vienna, Austria. This course will explore the culture of each country as well as their impact on music. (This course is a core-course and not departmental class. Therefore, international concepts and learning outcomes will be addressed such as historical, political and cultural impact of each country.)

Tentative Travel: Austria and Germany

Travel Dates: Spring break 2025 – (Exact dates TBA)

Cost: TBA

Housing/Accommodations: Local Hotels

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Eligibility Requirements: Anderson students are eligible to enroll in an international study course (AU Abroad) with their advisor’s approval. This includes freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. However, scholarship eligibility depends upon class rank, GPA and financial need.

AU Abroad Scholarship Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to help reduce the cost of the travel fee, which is an additional charge as part of student’s registration for the program. The AU Abroad scholarship ranges up to $1,000.00 and is awarded upon eligibility, GPA and financial need.  To be eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship, students must be a junior or senior. However, students who are sophomores in the nursing and/or education major are eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship. (This exception is made because nursing and education majors have limited availability for classes in their junior and senior year.) First-year students are not eligible for the AU Abroad scholarship but can register and take any international studies course with academic approval. 

Registration: Students can register for an international studies course by contacting the Center for Global Engagement. Students should speak with their academic advisor regarding how the IS 398 (AU Abroad) course will be used for their academic plan before applying online for this class. AU Abroad is an international studies course, and is designed as a core course. (Students can only apply for one AU Abroad course during the semester.)

Payment: TBA

Payment Plan Details: TBA

Passport: It is recommended that you expedite your passport application or renewal. Passports are not required at time of course registration. However, you need a valid passport which is a t least six months current to travel. Passports are taking longer to process by the US State Department. Please allow 4 months for renewals or initial applications.