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•Guaranteed housing in residence halls, including double rooms (with German-speaking roommate). No meal plan.
•Computer/internet access at the Central College Abroad center and in residence halls
•Language and culture exchange (optional)
•Excursions and cultural events such as a weekend trip to Prague, Budapest, Salzburg or Graz
•Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional)
•Airfare from Schwäbisch Hall to Vienna
•On-site resident director and support services
•Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
•Optional online pre-departure and re-entry course
•Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
•Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more
•International student ID card provided by INEXT
•Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
For many students, scholarship funds make a real difference between participation and staying home. For students who attend a school that is part of Central’s cooperative council, additional scholarships are available.
Central College Abroad provides scholarship opportunities for semester and year program applicants for both Central College and non-Central students.
Scholarship applications are made after acceptance into a Central College Abroad program. Application directions and forms are accessed through an online acceptance account.
Pay attention to scholarship deadlines; some allow you to apply for the scholarship even if you have not officially been accepted to the program yet. Note that scholarship deadlines operate independently of program application deadlines.
Apply, apply, apply! It never hurts to try. Studying abroad is an experience that will enrich your undergraduate experience. Don’t let cost hold you back. Research your options so you can begin this life-changing journey!
Central College Abroad scholarship deadlines:
•March 15 — fall and year programs
•October 1 — spring programs
During one semester with Central College Abroad, you get one program, one language and two countries. Before arriving in Vienna, you have the option to add one or two months at the prestigious Goethe Institute in Schwabisch Hall, Germany. The intensive language courses there prepare you for your stay in Vienna but also give you time to explore another unique country during your semester abroad.
For a city founded 2,000 years ago, Vienna has aged well. Its neo-Baroque style theatres and imperial palaces are just a façade for a contemporary city that’s claimed the No. 1 spot in Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey five years in a row (2009-2013). The Viennese are leaders in urban planning, and the city maintains several natural, green spaces that make the perfect spot for afternoon study. If you have an interest in politics and international relations, you’ll find prominent international organizations.