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4.17 / 5 based on 274 reviews
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University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Personal recommendation
Definitely stay two semesters if possible. The reason is that, if you're like me, the first will be very much getting used to things- if I had left after that semester I'd have missed out on the best part, and seeing the city go through seasons and weather changes- it's the best way- especially in Vienna- Viennese are conservative and rather cold the weather can get very gray and cold. You need to stay to get the jewel under that exterior.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies & career
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Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft in Vienna
Merlin M
Germany, Graduate
Performing Arts, 2015
In my study program "Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft" (Theater-, Film- and Media- Studies) was a huge selection of lectures from artists as well as from theorists. I liked that Vienna is a place with many theaters, a vivid theatre scene and history. But to prevent missunderstandings, it is a theoretical, analytic, study program, it has nothing to do with creating works of art.
In my opinion, to really get into the topic it is necessary to do a lot of self study besides studying, meaning theater, film etc. must be of your interest a lot.
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Huge selection of lectures, theater scene in town
You can feel lost, if you don't know exactly what you want to do with it in your life.
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University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
Course recommendations
My university basically told me to try and find courses in Vienna that sounded comparable to courses offered at my home university (U of Maryland) which I still needed to take. This didn't really work though- I didn't find too much that was comparable, and if it was, it was very difficult for me as a foreigner to pass (even Austrians struggled to pass these courses). If I had to do it again, I'd go 1-2 weeks before classes to meet people and really research the courses and communicate with home university about what is being offered. I'd visit professors and explain to them that you are an exchange student and get an overview from them about their course.
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broad theoretical background
Ruth F
Austria, Undergraduate
Sociology, 2021
Studying at the University of Vienna, there is two main points that stood out for me: 
First of all, I could choose the classes myself so I was still able to work part-time while getting my degree. 
Secondly, I want to point out that the Bachelor's Programme in Sociology has really equipped me with a broad, theoretical background, so that now I can choose for myself what direction I want to go and what sparks my interest.
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you can choose your schedule; a lot of theory
no specialization
The University of Vienna is the oldest and largest institution of higher education and research in Austria. It is a complex and diverse organisation that manifests all of the advantages, opportunities and difficulties of a large and venerable university. Located in the heart of the Austrian capital, the University of Vienna is an organic part of a great and impressive tradition upon which it continues to build.
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Other names: University of Vienna
Phone: +43 1 427 71 82 03
Address: Universität Wien, Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Wien, Vienna, Austria
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