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Location: Austria

Semester: Spring 2023

Course Information: International Studies – 3 Credit Core Course

Course Code: IS 398 Austria

Lead Faculty: Dr. Howard Kim

Travel Assistant: Dr. Chris Neuenschwander

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

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 Austria. This class will retrace the career moves of two of history’s most celebrated composer’s, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven,  Salzburg, Austria to their arts destination of Vienna, Austria. This course will explore the culture of Austria as well as its 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.)

Travel Dates: March 3 to March 13, 2023

Estimate: $2,935.00

Housing/Accommodations: Local hotels.

 Travel Itinerary: IS 398 Austria Travel Itinerary

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Eligibility Requirements: 2.5 GPA, academic advisor approval, registration in course.

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. 

Application and Registration Deadlines: Students will register for the classes with their normal registration in the fall semester for the spring 2023 semester. Students will need to speak with their academic advisor before registration to evaluate what degree requirements for graduation this course meets. This is designed as an IS 398 course which normally meets the intercultural inquiry requirement.

Payment Arrangements: Students can make payments in person in Anderson Central or online. However, you need to make sure the payments are for the spring 2023 semester. In addition, please note that the payment is for AU Abroad Austria. Students who are officially registered for the class need to make this to confirm their participation in the class and program. Payments are required before spring 2023 bills are officially due because we are booking flights, tours, accommodations, etc. All payments toward the course/travel fee are nonrefundable. 

10/26/2022     $600.00
11/9/2022:     $400.00
11/16/2022:     $400.00
11/30/2022:     $400.00
12/5/2022:     $400.00
12/13/2022:     $735.00 *Balance due minus the AU Abroad scholarship.

Contact Anderson Central at for payment assistance. You must include the proper semester (spring 2023) and course (AU Abroad Austria) when making a payment online or when in person.

Official Payment Link: Please use this link to make your payments for the course fee. Please make sure that when you make payment, you indicate that it is for the spring 2023 semester and for the AU Abroad program you are attending. For deposit and payments use this link:

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