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  • Locations: Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Fact Sheet:
Area of study: German, History Language of instruction: English, German
Language prerequisite: None Housing options: Dorm
Minimum GPA: 2.6 Class eligibility: Any
Number of credits: 7 Director of Programs: Stephen Burwood
Program Description:
Application Deadline
April 15

Program Dates
July (4-week program)

Language of Instruction
German and English

GPA Requirement
2.6

Required Courses
History 205: Vienna: Crossroads of Europe (History and Culture) (3 credits)
German 202: IKI Wien (4 credits)

Housing
Student Dormitories

BCA Resident Director
Kris Riggs

Orientation
The BCA Study Abroad resident director offers a general orientation to get you settled into your new home and school. During the orientation, you will receive advice on academics, banking, personal safety, transportation and social and cultural events.

If you’re undecided about how to spend your summer break from college, consider improving your proficiency at writing, reading and speaking the German language — in beautiful Vienna, Austria. BCA Study Abroad offers German language study abroad programs at Vienna’s world-renowned Internationales Kulturinstitut Wien language school. IKI Vienna teaches students from across the globe all levels of German. There is no language prerequisite in order to enroll. Course materials and instruction are provided in German and English.

Study Abroad at Internationales Kulturinstitut Wien
When you choose to enroll in the intensive summer BCA German language-training program in Vienna, you’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study abroad at Internationales Kulturinstitut Wien (IKI Vienna). Located in the heart of Vienna, studying at this prestigious language school places you at the doorstep of all the cultural wonders of the city, including museums, opera houses, art galleries, restaurants and government offices.

In 1981, a group of German teachers founded the Internationales Kulturinstitut Wien as a non-profit language institution. Over the course of more than three decades, the school has become a universally respected language school that specializes in teaching German as a foreign language. BCA Study Abroad has been working closely with IKI Vienna since 2008.

What Will You Learn During Your Stay?
IKI Vienna study abroad programs are designed for all levels of German language proficiency. You’ll receive expert instruction from native German speaking teachers who possess stellar academic credentials. The IKI Vienna staff also understands that learning German can be challenging, so they bring a patient approach to the instructional process. The coursework focuses on honing speaking, writing and reading skills, with a heavy emphasis placed on communication. You will also learn the proper use of grammar and vocabulary.

All course materials comply with the stringent global standards as set forth by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Meet and Live With Students From Many Different Countries
While participating in our summer study abroad programs at IKI Vienna, you will stay in dormitories located a short distance from the campus. In addition to receiving excellent German language instruction, you will have the opportunity to meet and live with people from many different nations and from a diverse range of backgrounds. You will enjoy an enriching cultural experience that you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life.

Take Advantage of a Wide Range of Leisure and Cultural Activities
IKI Vienna’s location in the city’s historic first district will give you easy access to an abundance of leisure and cultural activities. School officials also organize numerous activities for students such as walking tours of the city, open-air film shows, swimming outings, visits to museums, cooking and dancing classes, and more. You can also unwind after a long day of studying in one of Vienna’s many coffee houses.