Vienna Study Tour on International Organizations

Study Tour
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Single Term

About the Program

Not Open For Applications

This past program is no longer offered by SAF. Continue browsing our website for other exciting study abroad opportunities. 

As a future leader excited to work in international organizations, you want a head start, a glimpse into the world in which you intend to build your career. The IES Abroad Vienna study tour on International Organization combines classroom-based learning about the history and future of these organizations with guided visits to the headquarters of important offices in Vienna. For two weeks, you get first-hand experiential learning to help you understand the complex inner workings of international organizations in the important hub that is Vienna.

Study in the elegant 18th-century Palais Corbelli in central Vienna

Investigate the functions of contemporary international organizations

Stunning museums, iconic historical sites, exceptional art and culture

Go behind the scenes of global organizations with expert teachers

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Advanced
GPA Requirements:
3.00
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Housing:
Hotel
Visa Required:
Maybe

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Courses

This two-week study tour guides you through the concept and functions of international organizations in the contemporary world, using real-world case studies of groups like the UN, the European Union, European Parliament, OPEC, and OSCE to understand their structures and explore the common issues these enormous agencies face. Here, in the only city in the European Union that, for decades, has hosted one of the four headquarters of the United Nations at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), you visit offices, talk to international agents, and have experts with you to answer your questions. They add to the information you glean in insightful guest lectures curated by leaders at the IES Abroad Vienna learning hub. To enhance your academic experience, your guides organize a rich calendar of cultural experiences and round off your adventure with a farewell event and dinner.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements of the program—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by the program, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You will need to supply additional information throughout the process, and our helpful team will alert you via email or your MyIESAbroad Student Portal whenever this is necessary.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you will need to provide one of the following:

  • TOEFL: 79
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • iTEP: 4.5
  • CET-4: 493
  • CET-6: 450
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): 105
  • Gaokao: 120
  • TEM (4/8): 65

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Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Housing Information

As academic study tours are typically a short, intense period of exploration and discovery, with a narrow lens on a specific theme, they usually last a few weeks—shorter than the normal study abroad experience—and sometimes travel to multiple destinations.

For this reason, SAF arranges the best short-term student accommodation, which usually means the cohort stays in hotels or hostels during term time and, for summer programs, in university campus or off campus, private residence halls. Each program has different accommodation requirements, so SAF plans for each diligently. Program advisors can share more detailed information and field additional questions.

About Vienna

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Why Vienna

Vienna is extraordinary, with music ringing from its striking boulevards, through its museums and historical sites, by the Naschmarkt stalls, and in stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The Austrian capital is consistently ranked the world’s most livable city: It’s safe, it’s clean, it's young and vibrant. The city is also home to dozens of multinational firms and organizations, keeping its eye very much on the future.

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Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

Before You Leave

Your study abroad experience starts well before you travel. We talk through your program choices, guide you through application, and support your preparations for leaving

On Arrival

We’re by your side from the moment you arrive, for campus orientation, getting you to your accommodation, and helping settle

Get Acclimated

The SAF Staff on the ground will introduce you to the details of your itinerary and explain where and when you eat, how to see a doctor or a dentist, which bus or train to catch. They have all the answers, just ask!

Learn by Doing

Academic experts guide you through a learning by doing experience, blending culture with best pedagogic practice to support your coursework and development and to help you retain knowledge.

Keeping You Safe

We enroll you in the SAF emergency alert system, so you hear safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your tour group will share in the arranged social and cultural events as well as hands-on learning, so you have many opportunities to collaborate with other international SAF Scholars, experience the destination you’re in, and build friendships for life.

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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