IES Abroad Vienna Summer - Psychology
As the famous psychologist Carl Rogers once said, "This is where all the trouble started!" In Vienna, the birthplace of psychoanalysis and home to Sigmund Freud and numerous other legendary psychologists, you can experience both the history and practice of psychology from a unique vantage point. Explore the richness of this city's past and present in an academic environment specially designed for the student of Psychology.
The program is organized into two topics: Psychology & Society, and Health Psychology & Communication. Students examining Psychology & Society learn about the emergence of psychology in Vienna and consider closely how different methodologies today both reflect and challenge Freud's legacy. Students studying Health Psychology & Communication take a more practical approach as they explore the field of counseling, and develop skills in listening and empathy. You can also build your German language skills through language courses offered at all levels.
We'd like to let you in on a little secret: Vienna is extraordinary. Quickly--gather your things and study there before more students realize what a hidden gem it is. Consistently rated one of the top cities in the world to live in, come see for yourself why the music, culture, and history of this world-class city elicit nothing but adoration from those who go there.
Academics & Curriculum
Students enroll in one German language course and one psychology course for a total of 6 credits. Students who have taken at least one year of university-level German courses may take a second psychology course instead instead of language.
Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.
Accommodation & Meals
Study abroad participants live in an apartment that typically accommodates four to five students. Apartments have Internet access and fully equipped kitchen facilities. Meals are not included in the program fee.
Students attending this program may consider applying to one or more of the following scholarships:
Additional scholarship opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage.