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Austria and Germany

Location: Austria and Germany

Semester: Spring 2020

Course Information: International Studies – 3 Credit Core Course

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 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: Germany (3 days) and Austria (7 days)

Travel Dates: March 6 to March 15th, 2020

Estimated: $3,000.00

Housing/Accommodations: In 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 freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. However, scholarship eligibility depends upon class rank, GPA and financial need.

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 during 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 registering for the class with their semester courses during the regular semester registration cycle. Students should speak with their academic advisor regarding how the IS 398 (AU Abroad) course will be used before registering for the class. AU Abroad is an international studies course, and is designed as a core course.

Payment: Payment can be made in person at Anderson Central (G. Ross Anderson Jr. Student Center) or online through self-service. You can pre-pay for any AU Abroad program by depositing funds within the semester account in which the class will take place. Please advise Anderson Central that the pre-payment is for AU Abroad, as well as the semester and which country you will be traveling. Pre-payment does not propose course registration availability. *Additional payment details, including deposit amounts and due dates are forthcoming.

Payment Schedule: October 26: $600.00 
November 10: $400.00
November 26: 400.00
December 4: 400.00
December 10: 1200.00 (Balance minus any AU Abroad scholarship.)
Payment can be made to Anderson Central or online. Please indicate that payment is for the Spring 2020 IS Austria course. All payments are non refundable.