|| QUICK FACTS
|Autumn Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
||12 - 18 credits per quarter; students must enroll in a minimum of 8 weeks (120 hours) per quarter to ensure full-time student status
||2.75 GPA preferred
||No previous German knowledge required
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| Application Deadline
||March 15 (A), September 15 (W), December 15 (Sp), March 15 (S)
||The IKI program, located in the heart of Vienna, caters to beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners of German. No previous knowledge of the language is required to enroll.
|Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
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Where You Will Study
As the cultural and political capital of Austria, Vienna is the hub of Austria's historical and modern identity. Its musical tradition, quaint coffee houses, pulsating nightlife, cuisine, access to nature, world class skiing, and "gemütlichkeit" are among the many characteristics that rank Vienna among Europe's most attractive and popular cities.
Founded in 1981, the IKI is located in the heart of Vienna opposite the State Opera House. The institute's language programs enroll approximately 250 students from around the world each month and have an excellent reputation. In addition to its regular courses, the IKI facilitates the UW's "Spring in Vienna" program through the Department of Germanics. To complement the language and cultural learning within the classroom, cultural excursions and social activities are organized by the IKI.
The IKI caters to beginning, intermediate and advanced students of German. No previous knowledge of the language is required to enroll. At the time of application, students submit a brief written test (available on the institutes' websites) to determine their proficiencies in German. This test serves as a general guide for course placement; however, final placement decisions are made on site following an oral interview.
The IKI offers intimate and interactive learning environments. Classes are small (10-15 students) with instructional emphases placed on comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, conversation and grammar. A variety of teaching tools are employed to cater to various learning styles. Students generally enroll for two or more 4-week sessions at IKI. A minimum of 8 weeks is required for full-time status and concurrent enrollment at the UW. In general, students earn 12 credits of German per 8-week session.
For an additional fee, the IKI Institute offers accommodations: shared apartments, guesthouses or student residences. The availability of options is dependent on the term of study.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
In most cases, if you are attending an affiliated program you will be billed by, and pay all fees directly to, the program provider or institution operating the program. The IPE Administrative Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information, see the Financial Aid and Scholarships webpage.
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to IKI. IKI admits students on a rolling and space available basis. However, to ensure that you have adequate time to get all pre-departure plans and paperwork in order, you will need to apply early. Visit IKI's website for more information.
See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.
See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.
To see past students' evaluations for the Internationales Kulturinstitute program, click on the link below.
Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.