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.