Sommerhochschule (University of Vienna) - univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies (Europe - Study Abroad)

We would like to introduce you to the new univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies of the Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna.

univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies

"The Discovery of Modernity - Vienna Around 1900"


February 5 - 18, 2017

The univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies takes place in Vienna, the capital of the former Habsburg Monarchy (and Austria of today) where traces of the outstanding culture of the late 19th and the beginning of the 20th century are still visible.

The two week program combines first class academic courses with an extensive social and cultural program. Vienna's rich cultural heritage, especially the museums, will lead to a thorough understanding of the input of the fin-de-siècle on the modernization of Europe.

This unique program consists of high level lectures in the morning and guided excursions to the city of Vienna (e.g. Ringstraße, Konzerthaus, Schönberg Center) and to different museums (Leopold Museum, the Museum for Applied Arts, and the Wien Museum) in the afternoon.

Outside the framework of classes Vienna offers plenty of opportunities to explore additional museums and sights such as the St. Stephan's Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, and the Treasury.

The academic course environment encourages intercultural and social exchange and favors mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.

Having seen the academic program of your university, we believe that the courses offered at the univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies would complement your departments' course offerings perfectly.

Given the intercultural and interdisciplinary aspect of the International Summer Program our course offerings are, without question, of interest for students from all fields of study, but certainly of special interest for students who study one of the following fields: History, Cultural Studies, Art, Literature, Psychology, and Political Science.

More information about the univie: winter school for Cultural Historical Studies can be found at our homepage at

The application deadline for the winter school is November 30, 2016.

For further information or special requests please contact the Program Coordinator, at It will be our pleasure to be of assistance and to answer any questions you might have.