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Maymester in Vienna and Prague 2017

Probably no other European capital preserved its former glory with equal attention to detail while transforming the past into a versatile, modern present.  Once the center of a huge and multi-ethnic Empire, Vienna still plays a major role in world politics with its multiple United Nations offices and cultural institutions.  A link between West and East, North and South, Vienna has been a market place of diverse cultural ideas and political concepts for centuries.  Once a part of the Hapsburg Empire, Prague kept close ties with Vienna over the centuries and shares its vibrant multi-ethnic and cultural history.  Students will explore the cultural diversity of Vienna and Prague in their European context, their history, art, music, Jewish life, politics, museums, and monuments.  Trips to historic sites along the Danube river such as the Melk monastery, to the nearby Alps, and evening outings to world-class concerts and plays will complete this Maymester in the heart of Europe.

Prof. Christopher Zeller
European Studies Program
EUS 2260-04 
EUS 2260/GER NEQ above 2350/AXLE credit (INT)

Other Study Abroad Opportunities

All European Studies majors are encouraged to participate in one of Vanderbilt's study abroad programs. This experience is invaluable in widening one's intellectual and cultural horizon. Information on study-abroad options is available in the Global Education Office or on their webpage.

Please note : The Foreign Language Requirement for the European Studies major stipulates that participation in one of the Vanderbilt intensive-language programs in Europe satisfies the requirement. If students participate in one of Vanderbilt's predominantly English-language programs in Europe, they must nevertheless complete course work through the intermediate level in one European language, or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. In other words, only foreign language immersion programs satisfy this requirement. The same holds true for students who study abroad through non-Vanderbilt programs.